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Sweater Envy - Snefnug from CaMaRose

March 12, 2020

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CaMaRose Snefnug

I was asked just the other day if I knew what would be popular among knitters this coming year, I can only say what I see on my Instagram feed and Ravelry, but the trend of brushed alpaca and mohair are set to stay it would seem. I'm thrilled that this is the case as I've been longing to cast on PetiteKnit's Sunday Sweater which is designed to be knit in CaMaRose Snefnug held double with a silk mohair lace.

 

Sunday Sweater by PetiteKnit

 

My desire to knit Sunday Sweater lead me to CaMaRose a Danish company owned and run by Trine Bertelsen. Trine started her company in 2010; she works closely with mills in Italy and Peru to produce her yarns. Before this Trine was a freelance knit designer, she continues to design both knitting and crochet patterns but now for her yarn.

 

CaMaRose Snefnug
CAMAROSE SNEFNUG - 55% ALPACA, 35% COTTON, 10% EXTRA FINE MERINO

 

I've been waiting very patiently for CaMaRose to restock their hugely popular yarn Snefnug. Snefnug has a cotton mesh tube as the core with a luscious blend of merino and baby alpaca blown into it, making it a hard-wearing but super soft, light and airy. It comes in a wide range of colours from pale pinks to zesty lime. We have 20 colours currently available. 

 

Basis Baby Sweater


Trine from CaMaRose has designed several patterns for Snefnug; her designs include those for children as well as adults. Dreamy Cardigan in both adult and children sizes

 

 

Darling by PixenDk is on my shortlist to knit, a simple sweater with a lacy panel and puff sleeves will look great worn with jeans. There's also a child's version of this sweater! 

 

 

Talk about serendipity, independent designer Vanessa Pellisa has also released a new design this week for Snefnug. Kume Sweater is a seamless sweater that is worked from the bottom up and features a simple cable on the side seams and sleeves. 

 

 

Snefnug knits up to a gauge of 12 - 16 stitches on needle size 4 - 6mm so can be used for both Aran and chunky knitting patterns making it an excellent alternative to chunky yarns. Snefnug can be used as a substitute for Woolfolk Luft and has been used to knit The Daily by Andrea Mowry, Kouhei by Whitney Hayward from Issue 7 of Laine Magazine and Turtle Dove by Espace Tricot.

 

 

While spring is just around the corner, there is always a need to knit something lovely to pull on for those days when you need to hibernate. I hope this has given you a few ideas of what to cast on next!



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