Hello friends, how have you been? Good I hope and maybe you have missed me just a tiny teeny bit?
It’s been a long while since you have heard from me, but a lot has happened since my last post way back at the beginning of March. More on that another time.
Today I want to introduce you to my brand new design – “A perfect day”.
This shawl is my second collaboration with Fibre Artist Chrissie Day. You may remember our collaboration of the “Walk the line” shawl last year. Chrissie lives in the bleak, but oh so beautiful, North Pennines, from where she writes, designs and enjoys the amazing landscape she lives in.
Chrissie creates her own range of yarns from the marvellous Blue faced Leicester sheep roaming the fields where she lives, achieving some some stunning earthy colours by adding beautiful chocolate and peat colour from the Zwartbles breed. All the yarn is from the same flock and same clip which adds immense beauty to the fibre.
It was with great pleasure I agreed to design a new shawl for her when she asked me and it is with great joy that I introduce this new design to you today.
The shawl uses two stunning colours of Chrissie’s 100% British Moorland Yarn, powder pink denoting Summer sky pink and dusty inky blue for a stormy Pennine sky. It is worked from the bottom up starting with the lace border and the crescent shape is achieved by working short rows, with the result being a long shallow shawl that is very easy to wear.
An accessory to make every day into a perfect day for you.
The shawl is available in kit form directly from Chrissie HERE and will include the yarn you need to make it plus the pattern.
Wishing you a lovely bank holiday weekend. Until very soon.
May I introduce my latest design – Walk the Line Shawl
This is my first collaboration with Fibre Artist Chrissie Day, using her beautiful 1 Farm – 1 Flock – 1 Clip yarn.
The colours are inspired by Chrissie’s home high and remote in the Upper Dale where Winters are hard, Spring brings rejoicing and Summers are sublime with the sound of the returning birds chattering and flying and peewits swooping. Colours from wild meadow flowers, heathers and the lichen on the old gates and fences and the sky changing through multiple colours in one hour.
Showing off two of my favourite design elements, stripes and I-cords, this shawl is worked on the bias. You start with only three stitches at one corner, work increases on one side every row and decreases on the other side every other row, thus working a long flat triangle which is extremely versatile and can be worn in many ways.
The I-cord edging on two sides hides all colour changes and will give the shawl a clean and well finished look.
In the words of Chrissie: “A harmonious melody of colour and texture, creating a wonderful individual piece”
This is the perfect accessory when the Spring sun fails to warm or the Summer sun is losing her strength.
The really good news is that for a limited time only kits are available via Chrissie’s website HERE, but when they are gone…they are gone.
You can of course also purchase the shawl single pattern from all my usual places (find the links on the right hand side of this page) and this yarn can be substituted with any yarn of your liking. Singles, sock, lace weight yarns or even thicker yarns if you prefer. But please be aware that if using a thicker substitute, you may need more yarn.
Finished Measurements of this shawl are: Width 208cm at top edge – Depth 36cm at widest point, making this a very versatile shape and size with endless possibilities of how to wear it.
I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed designing and making it.