A fun kit with even amounts of three different colors of the Dorset hike yarn, all wound into center pull balls and nicely stacked on bamboo. There is enough yarn for a pair of women’s large socks. We have worked out a color plan: First, select one of the colors to use as accent on both socks (cuff, heal and toe). Then you have choices; either make the leg and foot of each sock in the different remaining colors (they don't match) or use the two colors in stripes (either two row or four row) for both socks. Of course...you can figure out your own plan (maybe stripes of all three colors or start and change colors on a whim?) Worthy of a gift, especially for yourself! Use your own pattern, or our basic one available free on Ravelry: Dorset hike three color socks
designed by Pamela Wynne. A tartan hat is classic, but you don’t always want the thick fabric of stranded color work. This simple hat is worked in horizontal stripes in the round, with columns of rib stitches where the vertical contrast stripes will go. After finishing the knitting, the vertical stripes are added as easy crocheted slip stitches.
kit includes: two contrasting colors of llama-rams! yarn in center pull balls and pattern. finished size:Adult XS (S, M, L, XL) Circumference: 16.5 (18, 19.5, 21, 22.5)" / 42 (46, 50, 53, 57) cm, unstretched. Two length options: fitted beanie or slouchy beanie needles (not included in kit): size 2.5 (US) / 2.75 mm circular knitting needle in 16" / 41 cm length or size to obtain gauge; size 2.5 (US) / 2.75 mm double pointed needles; size D (US) / 3.25 mm crochet hook
fiber source: hand selected llama fleeces from "The Farm" (our friends from Endless Summer Harvest's other farm where they raise llamas) and Downey Ridge Farm in Luray, Virginia. Romney from Solitude and Weather lea in Loudoun County, Virginia. fiber content:50% llama and 50% Romney wooll. Llama is a camalid fiber, actually more like hair than sheep wool which has crimp. Llamas natural colors are different than sheep and we love the ecru, brown and bittersweet brown in this yarn which are not dyed at all. The strong and drapey nature of this yarn lend itself to both crochet and weaving as well as knitting.
Not your typical knitted cap, this hat has a bit more structure. Knit in the round with basic stitches & easy decreases, the contrasting concentric circles add a bit of whimsy & surprise to the top of the hat. Looks great with long or short hair, its most heads comfortably & covers the top of the ears. Shown in Icelandic with an option for Montadale woolen.
kit includes: two contrasting colors of Icelandic yarn in center pull balls and pattern. finished size: Approximately 20"/51 cm in circumference and 8"/20 cm from center of crown to lower edge of hat. Fits head circumferences of 18-21"/46-53cm and can easily be adjusted smaller or larger. needles (not included in kit): 7 (US)/4.5 mm circular (16"/42 cm), and 7 (US) mm double pointed needles (dpns) notions: one stitch marker, one needle to weave in ends gauge: 18 sts and 32 rows = 4"/10cm in moss stitch pattern skills: knitting, purling, K2tog decreasing
fiber source: hand selected fleeces from White Rock Manor, Pine Hollow Farm, Three Bags Wool and Kingsolver/Hopp Farm all in Virginia fiber content: 100% Icelandic wool.
Icelandic sheep are one of the oldest breeds in the world. Brought to Iceland by the Vikings in the ninth and tenth centuries, they were imported to Canada in the 1990's. Icelandic fleece is double coated: the long outer coat is called tog and the short down undercoat is called thel. This Primitive type fleece provided many types of fiber for varied uses, ropes, sails and clothing all from one fleece. The primitive genetics also give us many natural colors from white, silvers, reds, brown all the way to black.
"we love dots! knit in a true woolen spun yarn from the last mule-spinner in the U.S., Montadale Woolen is a light-weight worsted yarn that will keep you warm & cozy without any itchiness — and the random color dots will warm your mood even on cold gray winter days check solitudewool.com for kits for this hat."
kit includes: one skein of Montadale true woolen in center pull ball, 7 colors of Romney semi-worsted spun yarn in small center pull balls for the dots and pattern. finished size: Circumference 18.25" (20.5, 22.75)"/465 (520, 575) mm, unstretched Length 9.5" (10, 11)" / 240 (255, 280) mm needles (not included in kit): 6 (US)/4 mm* double pointed needles 8 (US) / 5mm* double pointed needles *size needed to get gauge notions: locking open stitch markers gauge: 14 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles, blocked skills: Knitting in the round, purling, duplicate stitch, reading charts
fiber source: Montadale: hand selected fleeces from Saffer's Montadales in Warwick, Maryland on the Eastern Shore. Romney: hand selected fleeces from Weather Lea Farm and Solitude (partner Gretchen Frederick's farm) both in Loudoun County, Virginia fiber content: 100% Montadale wool and 100% Romney wool Montadale is a modern US breed developed in the 1930's in the mid-west from Cheviot rams with Columbia ewes. These sheep are raised for both meat and their exceptionally white wool which is in the "medium" range. Medium is right in the middle of all the types of wool and makes an excellent knitting yarn that is fairly soft and yet still fairly strong. Romney is a longwool breed originally from the RomneyMarsh area of southeast England. on the softer end of the Longwool spectrum, it still has excellent strength, shine and drape. The fleece for our yarn comes from both white and natural colored sheep.
"These felted thrummed slippers are sure to keep your toes cozy through the coldest days of winter. The combination of felted wool and thrums make these extra cushy and comfortable to wear —your feet will feel like they’re walking on clouds!"
kit includes: two skeins of black Icelandic yarn in center pull balls, 4 oz of Border Leicester wool roving finished size: Women's S (M, L, XL); approx. fin. Length: 9 (9.5, 10, 10.5)"/ 23 (24, 25.5, 27)cm to fit US women's shoe sizes 7 (8, 9.5, 11); shown in size M. Note on sizing: these can be stretched somewhat during and after the felting process. If between sizes, knit the closest smaller size and felt a little bit less or knit the closest larger size and felt a bit more. needles (not included in kit): 10 (US)/6 mm double pointed needles (dpns); 10.5 (US)/6.5 straight knitting needles notions: removeable stitch marker gauge: 8 sts and 14 rows = 4"/10cm in thrummed pattern before felting
fiber source: hand selected Icelandic fleeces from White Rock Manor, Pine Hollow Farm, Three Bags Wool and Kingsolver/Hopp Farm all in Virginia. Hand selected Border Leicester fleeces from Overlook Manor, Warrenton, Virginia and Orange Gate Farm, Maurerton, Virginia fiber content: yarn, 100% Icelandic wool. Roving, 100% Border Leicester wool Icelandic sheep are one of the oldest breeds in the world. Brought to Iceland by the Vikings in the ninth and tenth centuries, they were imported to Canada in the 1990's. Icelandic fleece is double coated: the long outer coat is called tog and the short down undercoat is called thel. This Primitive type fleece provided many types of fiber for varied uses, ropes, sails and clothing all from one fleece. The primitive genetics also give us many natural colors from white, silvers, reds, brown all the way to black.