The Hygge Days KAL ran from December 25 to the end of February, and it was so amazing seeing your finished sweaters popping up on Ravelry, Instagram, and Facebook. I even spotted two live during the Knit Fest Winter weekend!
My second Hygge Days was knit in Sandnes Garn Kos (62% baby alpaca, 9% wool, 29% nylon), which is a pretty identical yarn compared to the DROPS Air used in the original sample. I had my mind set on a comforting medium gray Hygge but changed my choice when I spotted this color in the yarn store. It's not exactly white but not entirely gray either — more like natural interspersed with tiny strands of ever so slightly darker strands. To me it looks like the fur of a polar bear.
And the sweater is so cozy and warm it feels like being hugged by a fuzzy teddy bear. (Although, if it were a real bear I guess there'd be more claws and mauling.) This is the perfect sweater to pull on on a cold and gloomy winter's day. Too bad it's starting to turn into spring here so I won't be getting much wear of it this season. But it'll be there next fall...
I knit the sweater pretty much according to specs. The only change I made was to knit the body slightly longer so that I could use up as much of the six skeins of Kos I'd bought. And in the end I had this much left. Take that, yarn chicken!
On Ravelry: Hygged by a Polar Bear
Pattern: Hygge Days by me!
Yarn: 6 skeins (900 m / 985 yd) of Sandnes Garn Kos in the colorway #1021 Light Gray
Needles: 4.5 mm (US #7) for ribbing, 5.5 mm (US #9) otherwise
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