Posts Tagged ‘wool’

Saltire Ensemble

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

saltire cardigan and bag 003I bought this wool on a visit to New Lanark Mill. I purchased what I thought I needed to knit my Saltire dress, using the Rowan pattern for the Union Flag dress but only using the Saltire section. Anyway, somehow I miscalculated (not on purpose, honestly) and after knitting the dress discovered I had bought twice as much as I needed.

The plan then was to knit a cardigan but I couldn’t find a pattern that I liked. I am now at that age where I have discovered the joy of 3/4 length sleeves and loose necks. Fell in love with this Drops pattern (www.garnstudio.com). It had more fairisle pattern than this but I took some of it out and left what looked like Saltires.

With the left over wool I just had to have a new bag, as one does ;)

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New Cloth Doll

Monday, August 17th, 2009
New Cloth Doll
New Cloth Doll

It started with a new product mail from Sarah’s Textile Crafts. She had packs of curly wool in different colours in pre cut lengths.

On looking at them I remembered that I had wanted to make some cloth dolls but had been wondering what I could use for the hair. Suddenly I thought that this might be the answer.

When the wool arrived I immediately thought of the tammy I had knitted some weeks previously which still hadn’t found someone to wear it. This then linked to a tartan skirt and a knitted jacket just seemed to finish the ensemble.

The doll is made in 100% cotton. The tartan is 100% genuine Scottish wool tartan and the tammy and jacket are knitted in 100% lambswool yarn from the New Lanark Mill.