Woollen-spun, this single-flock yarn is 100% lambswool, spun from the wool from the lambs' first shearing. It comes in a range of stunning jewel tones dyed on a grey base.
• 100% British wool
• DK weight: 120 meters per 50 grams / 131 yards per 1.75 ounces
• Recommended needle size: 3.25 - 4 mm / US 3 - 6
• Woollen spun, 3 ply
• Fleeces are sourced from an eco-farm less than 20 miles from Marina’s studio that uses a holistic management system to regenerate the soil where the sheep graze
• Yarn is spun at a small mill in Yorkshire
• All colors are hand-dyed by Marina using fibre reactive dyes
• Fiber & yarn origin: UK
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Sarcactus is a gorgeous top-down circular yoke pullover with beautiful colorwork on the yoke, hem and cuffs. The colorwork pattern is inspired by the flora and textiles of north-western Argentina, a region dear to the designer, and combines a central cactus motif with geometric details. Short-rows at the back of the neck as well as length options for the body and sleeves ensure a great fit. The neckline, cuffs and hem are worked in the contrasting color, which creates a beautiful transition to and from the colorwork sections.
Frostbeam is a combination of a lot of wonderful things: Sheepy yarn meets lace, cool teal meets heathery grey, fun-to-knit construction meets FO that you don’t want to take off, ever. The parallelogram shawl is worked from tip to tip, with the ribbed contrasting color border knitted at the same time as the lace for the main body - no picking up of stitches here! Frostbeam is reversible, meaning the lace looks good from either side, which is a huge bonus for any shawl in our books!
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From Fabienne Gassmann, the designer: "I have a fondness for a good hoodie peeking out from under more formal outerwear. Foster aims to be just that, adding a bit of street cred to any outfit. On top of that, it’s perfect for an evening campfire. Remember the age old issue of being super toasty on the front, facing the fire and icy cold at the back of the neck? Pop on a hood, problem solved.”
When we thought about which garments we wanted to include in BREEZE we immediately knew we needed at least one cardigan that you could throw on over summer dresses, tops and t-shirts. Something that you’d wear in the morning when it’s still crisp outside or for those walks home after midnight; something just like Norte. It’s the perfect layering piece!
This beautiful modern scarf is easy to wear with its triangular shape and eye-catching fair isle detail. It is inspired by wildflowers as represented by the band of fair isle detail worked with simple garter stitch worked below and above this fair isle. The scarf is worked flat from the bottom corner with gradual increases along the hypotenuse.