July 15 2014 – thisisknit
Jacqui came back from holiday last week, with a stunning new FO to show for the extra knitting time. It's on display in the shop, and we thought you might like a look.
It's Gudrun Johnston's Halligarth
, from Wool People 7
, and available to download from Ravelry. We're enormous fans of Gudrun's - she gave us a fantastic workshop last year, and we've knitted many of her patterns (Aestlight
, just to name two).
Halligarth is knitted entirely in one piece, beginning with a single stitch at the apex of the triangle. This grows into the most beautiful leaf pattern, so it's named for a woodland on Unst, the largest of the Shetland islands. When the body's completed, you work the knitted-on border, and finally there's a garter stitch band along the top edge.
As for the yarn, Jacqui chose Mirasol Sulka Legato
, which comes in a range of lovely muted colours. There's two sizes, and Jacqui knitted the large. It came out deliciously huge
- she says that next time, she'll knit the medium (she's definitely making another). The large just squeaked into a fourth skein of the yarn, so three would be plenty for the medium.
You can read a Wool People interview with Gudrun Johnston about Halligarth at this link
. What's more, if you're thinking about joining in our HapKAL, her Hansel is one of the nicest hap patterns around - Lisa's lovely blue and cream FO can attest to that!