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three season stripes


We love taking knitters to the UK. Over the centuries, the British wool trade, wool production and well, wool everything has flourished, then diminished, then all but disappeared and most recently, enjoyed something of a renaissance. It's a combined effort on the part of the UK's Campaign for Wool (started and strongly supported by HRH The Prince of Wales), independent and locally-run wool mills, sheep keepers, knitwear designers, yarn store owners and handknitters who want to support high-quality wool from their own backyard. One of the key players in this effort has been Blacker Yarns. They've been producing home-grown and breed-specific yarns in the UK since 2008. We salute them and all things British wool.

Three Season Stripes is a colorful, easy-to-construct size-inclusive sweater, suitable for beginning knitters. The pattern comes with tutorials to help with blocking, seaming and finishing your sweater. For more advanced knitters, it's quick & easy. You'll have those colored stripes worked up and ready for wearing in no time - enjoy!

about the yarn

Yarn Blacker Yarns Lyonesse 4 Ply (sport weight, worsted spun, 190 yds/175 m, 50 g, 50% wool/50% linen) 2 [3, 3, 4] skeins of MC and 1 [1, 1, 1]skein each of colors A, B, C and D. Note: If you think you'd like to make full-length sleeves, pick up an extra skein of yarn in your main color.

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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