Finished & Blocked: Sundottir


My Sundottir has been blocked for about two weeks now; I just kept forgetting to go get it from my attic room.

Sundottir in Spirit Trail Zalti (terrible photo, this is my OMG it’s so hot get me out of this thing look ~ it is super hot and humid in Virginia these days!)


I love this sweater so much, and am so happy with how it turned out! It fits perfectly, and the 100% Targhee yarn (Spirit Trail Zalti) is so soft I can wear it without a shirt underneath, or with just a camisole, which is a great option to have with sweaters.

Sundottir in Zalti, in Vortex (body) and Spice Road (yoke pattern)

I love the slight waist shaping, and the relaxed neckband (first time I’ve done the stretchy bind-off, and I really like it!).


Vortex, which is a light gray colorway, doesn’t always have these darker charcoal bits. These skeins ended up in my stash because of the wonky bits, and at first I wondered if I would like it or not.

I do, although there are a few areas areas where the darker charcoal bits blended with the deep charcoal areas in the Spice Road colorway, diffusing the yoke pattern a bit. Overall, it worked out fine and I’m happy with the results.


Knitting colorwork with one semi-solid color and one variegated is one of my favorite things. I have a bunch of left over yarn, still (this is the second time I’ve used the Spice Road in a sweater; the first is my Dorica Hoodie, which I knit last Fall). So, I’ll be looking for yet another pattern to use up this yarn (600 yards per skein in worsted weight; they go a long way!).


I can’t wait for Autumn! I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of this sweater!

I’ll have my Sundottir sweater at the New York Sheep & Wool Festival, and lots of lots of Zalti, too!

(there’s no dyed Zalti on my site at the moment, but there is a special order option. I’ll be dyeing lots of Zalti for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival this October, where it’s making its official debut in my yarn line, and will be stocking the online store on a regular basis thereafter).


13 thoughts on “Finished & Blocked: Sundottir

  1. Gracious, you deserve a medal – or at least a large ice cream- to model wool in this heat and humidity! Your sweater is very pretty. I appreciate that you’ve used slightly variegated yarns, it shows me that it can work. I also like your stretchy neck bindoff. Something that holds me back from knitting a yoke sweater is the fear that the neckline will be too high up and too tight. (I’ve never been keen on crew necks for that reason). Yours looks very comfortable.


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