I love to make beautiful fabric.
The feel of the yarn as it threads through fingers and around needles.
The enjoyment of seeing a beautiful thing coming out of what was once (very pretty) wool string.
The excitement of seeing a concept become reality!
I’ve been looking at a lot of texture in nature lately. Bark and the things that grow on bark have been particularly fascinating.
These are the first design in my nature series.
As you can expect, they are called Bark. 🙂
I have used Tanis Fibre Arts’ Blue Label (80% wool, 20% nylon) in the Tartan colourway. It is, I think, perfectly matched to the inspiration, where you can see many colours that harmoniously blend on the bark of a tree.
This is an easy pattern, designed for knitters who want an interesting sock to knit without having to concentrate too much. This pattern suits any standard weight sock yarn. The stitch pattern is in multiples of four, which means that it can be easily adapted for non-standard sock yarn weights or other sizing by the addition or subtraction of stitches. Sizing is provided for an adult small, medium or large size. You need approximately 320m of yarn for the medium size.
I’m making the first of these designs free, in celebration of the free joy that nature gives us. Download here.
I plan to release three designs in all.