Sirdar Ophelia

 

ophelia ball

I’m not usually too much of a fan of furry yarns, but of late I’ve noticed there are changes underfoot.  I even caught myself pondering colours for a project and warming to mint?  Those of you that know me, will know I’m not really a pastel kind of girl, quite the opposite usually, but combine the mint and my new found amour with fur and it’s fair to say I’m concerned 😮

In fairness to myself the fur I’m alluding to is in colours more to my usual taste and it is so incredibly soft, that I’d defy any of you not to be smitten too.

The yarn I’m referring to is Ophelia from Sirdar.

Each 50g ball contains 95metres/104yards of this yummy yarn which also has a glimpse of lustre from it due to the metallic thread running through it.  Ophelia knits to a tension of 14 stitches by 19 rows on 6.5mm needles and is perfect for making garments and accessories, as well as gifts.  Ophelia is machine washable and easy care.

opheliaOphelia is available in 10 shades including white and cream which could also be useful to those of you considering making cardigans for Communion and while we’re thinking along those lines, what about a cover up for a Winter wedding too?

Despite how busy things get round here when Winter hits, I did manage to find the time to have a play and whipped up a really quick hat – beautifully modelled by Dina my ever suffering daughter.

Her co-operation, as you can see was very forthcoming….

I’d caught her off guard when she was sweeping after we’d closed on Saturday, hence the broom.

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Me being me, couldn’t resist popping it on her head – oops, I slipped 😉

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Not sure exactly what she was about to say, maybe it was Festive or Fluffy? 

2014-11-29 16.38.51Beautiful

Come to think of it I’m rather lucky she didn’t bop me with the broom.

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Still smitten I used another colour to knit my Heart Decorations

One ball for all 3 and they’ve already been referred to as boudoir hearts.  Wonder if I’ll get away with giving them to my Secret Santa recipient?

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Happy Knitting!

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6 thoughts on “Sirdar Ophelia

    • Hi Aoife it’s actually a pattern I wrote for aran weight yarn that I’ve adapted for the Ophelia. if I get a chance I’ll try and type it up this week and post it here. If you’re desperate to get knitting it’ll work with most of the standard chunky patterns. It only took the 1 ball too.

      • Thanks a million! I think ill pop in tomor and if its ok suss out what pattern is suitable so! I have an impending arrival (aka baby on the way) and trying to fill my last week or so of freedom!
        Thanks so much, its a fab hat!

    • Hi ya, It is a standard chunky yarn but I have to admit my tension was coming up a bit smaller.
      We’re in Midleton Ireland I’m afraid but if you’re ever over here, be sure to look us up.
      x

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