"Trondheim Blue" Sunshine on the Path Hap yarn and pattern set in collaboration with Knitogra
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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
220g of 100% Peruvian Highland wool
2 flower 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. «Sunshine on the Path - A traditional farm Hap from Trøndelag» was inspired by these evening trips that we take along the path and the endless hours of daylight and golden sunshine we experience during this time of year. It is also a nod to the many colourful wildflowers growing here on the mountain, in the fields and along in the ditches near the farm. The design of this Hap is rooted in the traditions and history of this region of Norway, in which I call home - Trøndelag. It includes a Trondheim Rose lace motif, which I have modified to reflect and complement the traditional folk costume of this area - the Trønder Bunad. This local bunad, inspired by 17th century fashion, was established within this region in the 1920s. It comes in three traditional colours - Trønder blue, red and green. The Hap is a uniquely shaped, isosceles trapezoid. It has an extra-large wingspan to drape beautifully around the shoulders and down the body- accenting the neckline. The perfect feature when wearing a traditional Norwegian folk costume or walking along the path at midnight picking wildflowers. Because of its symmetry, it can also be folded to create the perfect cozy scarf on blustery days. Thank you for joining me on the forest path."
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."