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longwool love


In recognition of their amazing fleeces and out of concern for their conservation status in the US and UK, Suzie would love for you to knit this garment with yarn from a longwool sheep breed. Their wool is strong, lustrous and drapes beautifully. Longwool breeds include:
Blue-faced Leicester
Cornwall Longwool
Devon Longwool
Leicester Longwool

about the yarn

Dodgson Wood Produce's Shear Delight [100% Teeswater wool, 220 m/238 yds per 100g]; color: Allotment

about the designer

Suzie Briddsang is a guide and tour manager for Rowan Tree Travel. She designed this shawl while picturing herself wrapped in it at home, in front of the fireplace, and also with it draped across her as she tries to sleep during long, international flights. As a designer, Suzie is adamant that wearables incorporate craftsmanship, utility and joy - in their making and then in the wearing. In the words of William Morris, "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." Suzie would say that sentiment is appropriate for our closets as well. Clothes that work hard, suit many situations and are a joy to make and wear - well, that's where the magic lies. The Far Fields is her second pattern offering in collaboration with Rowan Tree Travel. Suzie is also an avid travel writer and loves visiting fiber animals at every destination. Travel along by visiting her blog.

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