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laikabear
01-26-2010, 08:43 PM
A couple people asked me my opinion of Telemark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telemark_skiing) after I posted that I'm making the Lusekofte sweater kit (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/norwegian-lusekofte-kit)out of it...

I've only knitted a little bit so far, but I really like it. It isn't very soft in the skein but it is nice to knit with and the fabric is looking good. It isn't splitty (and I found Cascade 220 to be a little splitty). The gauge didn't change after washing and blocking. Overall it is a nice wool if you like wool. If you are super worried about itchiness I'd test out one skein before getting a bunch of it.

My plan is to eventually knit Sapporo (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sapporo-174), and based on how I like the Telemark so far, I think I've decided to give Knitpicks' Palette a try instead of the Daletta called for in the pattern. Daletta is a little hard to find, over twice as expensive, and doesn't come in nearly as many colors.

Belphoebe
01-26-2010, 09:05 PM
Thanks for the info. Keep us posted with updates on the Lusekofte!

Ingrid
01-26-2010, 09:13 PM
Thanks for the info--I just may have to get that pattern. Oh, who am I kidding. . . . . :rofl:

Ingrid
01-26-2010, 09:18 PM
Done!:teehee:

ArtLady1981
01-29-2010, 07:08 PM
Keep us posted! Oh my, I do love the Lusekofte sweater!
It will be wonderful for you, and your location! How appropriate!