Diamond Cowl Kit – BFL/Gotland, Grey/Green

Price: £30.00

Diamond Cowl Kit
Contains 140g., Paton & Daughter, Double Knitting wool yarn which has been naturally dyed with ivy leaves giving the yarn a grey/green hue and enough yarn to make a double layer cowl. Also included: Wool embroidery threads, knitting pattern, grid pattern and 5 motif patterns.
The stitches are laid out in diamond shapes on the outside of the cowl only and the lining is plain stocking stitch.
The diamond sections are framed by purl stitches and can be embroidered using Swiss Darning (duplicate stitch).
The suggested motif patterns are contained within the diamond shapes and are made with wool embroidery threads in 6 different colours.

There are enough threads for 5-7 motifs. The cowl is one size. The knitting yarn contrasts with coloured the embroidery threads.
The knitter will require:
Circular needles 2.75mm and 3.25mm
1 Tapestry needle
A tape measure.
This project is suitable for a knitter with some experience but not recommended for a beginner knitter.

2 in stock

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 26 cm

Advice concerning all yarns

The environment is all the better for using plant dyed yarns. Plant dyes have been used for hundreds of years, one example being The Bayeux Tapestry. With a little care your garment will last.

On receipt of your yarn please rinse in warm water, particularly when using more than one colour in a project. Undo your skein into a circle and place two loose ties around the threads to stabilise.  Gently place in warm water for 10 minutes. Lift in one bundle and gently squeeze. If colour shows in the water repeat the process in the same water temperature until the water remains clear. A teaspoon of vinegar in the water may assist.

Laundering – Hand wash in warm water using a neutral ph. Wool soap or liquid shampoo. Do not agitate the water but gently squeeze the item. Pat dry and wrap in a towel to remove excess water. Dry flat away from sunlight/direct heat.

Knitting – Use 2 or 3 ends (one for each row) as all hand dyed yarns may need alternating to avoid pooling.

Gauge – We advise making a tension square 10cm x 10cm. Wash and block the square. Once dried a measurement can be taken to determine exact results for your finished item.

Colours – When choosing a colour of yarn please be aware that monitors vary.

The colour blue can be troublesome. ‘Crocking’ describes the colour blue which does not stay completely on the fabric/yarn. This is the case with jeans. It is not a fault but a character.

The above gives you a completely honest view of plant dyes. You may prefer to be carefree and just make without any of the above considerations. We hope you have fun making. Any questions, please contact sales@patonanddaughter.co.uk

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