Kiwiyarns Knits

A blog about New Zealand yarns, knitting and life



I think one of the best things about owning a substantial amount of yarn is that when you need to find a match for a pattern, you can go ‘shopping’ in it, and discover all over again, the joy of the yarn you first selected.

Only this time, it’s in the comfort of your own home, you can make as much mess of the yarn as you like, and you can take all the time you want to stroke and dream and squish without feeling like you’re about to be pushed out of the shop, or that you have to leave because a certain small person you’re with becomes impatient and starts pulling you in the direction of the door.

It’s also very convenient when the urge to cast on a pair of socks strikes you at 7pm on a weeknight…

When the perfect combination of yarn and pattern is made, magic happens.


This yarn is from Knitsch, in the Genevieve colourway.  The pattern is Mimer, from Mia Dehmer of VickeVira.  

I love the sock trilogy Mia released recently (Freya, Mimer and Oden).  Every pattern is about a Swedish legend.  In this case, “Mimer is a giant who is guarding the natural spring of wisdom, Mimer’s well. When drinking from the well you will be able to know everything that has ever happened and everything that will happen in the future. The Mimer socks have streams of water down the front and back of the sock, as a symbol for the flowing wisdom”.

The single cables can be knitted entirely with twists and without a cable needle, which I have found to be a great time saver.

I’m supposed to be knitting other things as well (and I am) but I have to sneak back to these pretties and knit a row or two or three every now and again, just because it gives me such a thrill to see the pattern revealing itself, and in how the sock is looking:  the colour matches the wateriness of the pattern theme so well, and the supertwist merino yarn is just the perfect texture to show off the cables.  So satisfying!

So, thank you Mia, for this beautiful pattern.  And thank you, Tash, for this gorgeous yarn and colour!



Warm glow

A while ago, the inspirational Mia asked if I could arrange to send some Mythral to her in Sweden.  This was gladly done, and the yarn reached her last week.  Imagine my surprise to find this lovely post about it today, including a picture of what she’s done with it:


Wow!!  Click on the link above to read more about what she thinks of the yarn.

Thank you Mia!  You’ve given me a happy, warm glow for the day.  🙂