Burnt orange Treasures from the Forest Path Hap yarn and pattern set in collabor
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INTERNATIONAL customers please note - this item weighs more than 250g so please choose the 2nd or 3rd postage option, thank you x
I'm delighted to be able to share my newest collaboration with my lovely friend Patricia Fortune of Knitograpby 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
200g 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 the farm and take to the forest path. Together with my flock of Grå Trønder sheep, we follow along the pathway and climb the mountain. We walk deeper and deeper into the forest until we reach the forest glade, where my little flock frolics and grazes among the forest trees. I use these daily journeys, as opportunities to forage and to fill my basket with the natural windfall treasures that I find upon the forest floor. It brings such inspiration to find these natural gifts to use as decoration or as material within my dye pots. The Treasures from the Forest Path-A Forager’s Hap was borne out of the act of collecting these gifts from nature to bring home to the farm. This rustic Hap is warm, light, and drapey. It is a traditional, triangular shaped farm Hap, used to wrap yourself up in as you stroll along the forest path with your foraging basket. It is knit from side to side. The 3D path is created along the left edge. You will increase the length and the width of the Hap along the right side. This edge creates the mossy, textured forest floor, from which forest path treasures are collected. Once you reach the forest glade, you will begin to knit a traditional Shetland pine cone lace motif, which is nesteld within a basket matrix. As you knit, you simulate picking up pine cones, one by one. One, two, three...until your basket is full and you return home. The Hap is bound off with a simple, stretchy, bind off technique that, when blocked, creates a lovely edging. This design in its entirety is inspired by the journeys I have made along the forest path together with my little flock and the many treasures that I have collected and brought back home to the farm. Thank you for joining me 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."