Far Fields Wrap/Poncho Pattern
This listing is for an ecopy of the Far Fields pattern only. The pattern .pdf will be delivered via email upon completion of purchase.
Wrap Yourself in a beautiful pasture of lace grass, bordered by cables!
One of my favorite things about traveling in the UK is the opportunity to look out over the countryside. I revel in quintessential English landscape — market towns, stone church spires, climbing wisteria, clematis and roses, occasional thatched roofs and most especially herds of sheep grazing on green fields. I live in the southwestern US. My hometown lies just where the desert meets the mountains. It’s an arid landscape, populated by desert scrub, dry canyons, jagged mesas and distant mountain ranges. To see sheep grazing in rich, green fields (that don’t require irrigation) feels like a miracle! Plus, since I knit and love to spin yarn, I feel a special affinity for sheep. How could I not love an animal that offers up a yearly harvest from which we may make all manner of useful, beautiful things? This garment is inspired by — and is my ode to — those fluffy beasts. To sheep! Long may they grow wool for us!
Finished Measurements: 30 in x 60 in/56 cm x 152 cm or the longer length of 80 in/203 cm. Easy to adapt to different lengths and widths.
Yarn Requirements: Whistlebare’s Yeavering Bell 4 ply yarn (fingering weight, 380 yds/350 m, 100 gr, 80% mohair/20% Wensleydale wool) 2 skeins OR 700-800 yards of similar weight (fingering/4 ply/sock/sport) yarn. For longer length, add a third skein or 200-300 additional yards of similar weight yarn.
Shown in the colors: Sheep’s Chomp (green) and Cuthbert’s Rest (yellow).
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 HERE.