Summer Skies

I grew up near the sea in Scotland and I really do miss it’s wild solitude, the colours of the shores and the ocean, the sound of waves.

Yorkshire has gently sloped green fields and bold peaks, broken up with neat grey walls and houses. Where the green stops the skies take over, and when nostalgia leaves me feeling in need of a little ‘blue drama’, I’m learning to appreciate the beauty of the skies over the Yorkshire landscape. Gentle ‘baby blues’ and soft ‘cotton-wool’ clouds announce the arrival of spring and lambing season in the Yorkshire Dales. Pale greys and deeper blues showcase the heather clad Yorkshire moors in Autumn.

Last year at Yarndale I bought five skeins of  indigo blue, hand-dyed, blue faced leicester yarn in lace weight (4 ply) from inthewoolshed, together with a lovely piece of silk dyed in the colours of a summer sky. The fabric was the inspiration for my new tunic design…..

Knitting a tunic in four ply is not for the faint hearted, but this design features a light, airy fabric knitted on size 3.5mm needles. The knitting is easy and growing remarkably quickly too.

More pictures to follow and pattern too (in time).


Anne x



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