Maddie Harvey designed the beautiful Quincythia shawl using Woollenflower yarns:
“I bear a basket lined with grass;...
And a quince in hand, - not one
Is set upon your boughs below;
Not set, because their buds not spring;
Spring not, ‘cause world is wintering.”
For A Picture Of St. Dorothea, Gerard Manley Hopkins
Knitted in beautiful airy, naturally-dyed yarn, Quincythia is a light but cosy shawl, perfect for the changing seasons. Named after the spring plants whose flower colour matches the yarn (quince and forsythia), the shawl is mainly knitted in soothing garter stitch, with columns of slipped stitches and a ‘double-pass’ section to keep the knitter’s interest piqued.
This kit includes:
1 skein of Woollenflower Whorl (72% kid mohair/ 28% silk, 210m/ 50gm), dyed with cutch to the warm, earthy shade of dry bracken
1 skein of Woollenflower Shetland 1 (100% organic Shetland wool; 350m / 437 yds per 50g), dyed with indigo to the cool, soft blue of forget-me-not
The kit does not include a copy of the Quincythia pattern- you can purchase it directly from the designer, Maddie Harvey, on Ravelry or Payhip.
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