x Dark Green - Forest Path Hap yarn and pattern set in collaboration with Knitography
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I'm delighted to be able to share my newest collaboration with my lovely friend Patricia Fortune of Knitography Farm Designs!
Patricia lives in a beautiful part of Norway and her new series of shawls are inspired by her walks in the Forest with her small flock of sheep.
In this special kit you will receive
a colour printed pattern booklet
150g of 100% Peruvian Highland wool
2 woodland themed stitch-markers (not shown)
an organza drawstring bag
Here is Patricia's description from the front of her lovely pattern
"Three times each day during spring and summer, I leave my little farm and take to the forest path, together with my little flock of Grå Trønder sheep. As we follow this well worn pathway and climb the mountain, we walk deeper and deeper into the forest glade. The forest is the place that I feel most at home, most calm, most joyful - most like me! While my little flock frolics and grazes, I sit on a beautiful, moss covered stump, to knit and to listen to birdsong. My heart is always full of gratitude and awe for the nature that surrounds me, here within the Norwegian forest. Wherever I wander along the path, nature always seems to be whispering it’s messages to me and I am ever inspired. The Forest Path Hap is the result of these messages! The Forest Path Hap is a warm, light, drapey, rustic triangular shaped Hap to wrap yourself in and to keep the chill off - as you stroll along the forest path. It is knit top down, beginning with a garter stitch tab. The 3D path is created down the center of the Hap. You will knit wider and wider sections of a mossy textured stitch, as you walk ever deeper into the forest. Once you reach the forest glade, you will reach the beautiful Norwegian pine trees, created out of a traditional Shetland lace motif. There the forest floor is also covered in this reflective mossy texture. The Hap is bound off with a simple, picot, bind off edging, representing the pine cone treasures that I am forever collecting within my knitting basket to bring home to the farm. Thank you for joining me along on the forest path. Happy knitting!"
Peruvian Highland wool is a lovely new yarn from Chester Wool and I asked Jeni for more information on it:
"The great thing about this wool is that yes it is a little more rustic than our other lines, but it is directly helping communities in the highlands around the mill, this kind of wool has fallen out of favour really with the push towards softer yarns, and the mill wanted to see if we could help, so we decided to make some yarns to support the local communities. The herders were unable to sell this kind of wool from the sheep which survive in the harsher climates in the mountains, so the great things about it are that its directly supporting the local communities, its sourced right around the mill, and actually its wonderful yarn."