Outlander Knitting

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Outlander Knitting is the star of the show!

Outlander Cowl

Outlander Cowl

Outlander – the TV series based on the book series by Diana Galbadon has some wonderful period costumes.  Whoever did the costume designs for Clare the heroine of the story clearly has some knowledge of knitting.  In every episode aired so far Clare and other women in the scenes are sporting hand spun, hand knit wool cowls, wraps and armlets.  They look quite authentic, all natural shades of wool and very bulky.

Collar on Clare from Outlander TV Series

Collar on Clare from Outlander TV Series

Get the Buzz and some images featured on the TV show. We have found the perfect yarn so you can make your own “Outlander” or “Sassenach” accessories. The mill is Borgo de’ Pazzi in Italy and they have several bulky weights of natural, untreated, un dyed roving yarns in natural shades.

Here is our selection: Borgo de’ Pazzi

Naturalia

Naturalia

There are many patterns available on Ravelry.  Simply do a search for Outlander or Sassenach and you will find plenty.  I think that the yarns from Borgo de Pazzi look very authentic for these projects. If you are a fairly experienced knitter you can probably do a gauge swatch and knit your own.  Basically if you want a cowl you would cast on as many stitches as you want and knit in a circle until it is the length that you wish. We have brought in some very big circular needles that are reasonably priced for use with this yarn.  We also have some straights if you want to knit side to side and join the ends. We have attached some “Clare” images from the TV show. Have some fun and enjoy!

outlander wrap

Outlander wrap

Outlander Cowl

Outlander Cowl

Outlander wrap

Outlander Wrap

Outlander wrap

Outlander wrap

Berroco Andean Mist

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More yarn love at Art of Yarn

The new yarns keep coming in the door and we want to share some of our favourites with you.

We just received boxes of yarn from Berroco and we all fell in love with their new yarn Andean Mist.

Berroco Andean Mist

Andean Mist

Andean Mist 

Andean Mist is an ethereal blend of super fine baby suri alpaca and mulberry silk for luxe knits that knit up light as air.  It really is rather heavenly and we have to thank the Suri Alpaca for providing us with such a nice fibre.  How wonderful they have renewable coats of such luscious fibre that spins up into light, lofty, silky goodness.

Free Patterns

Berroco Andean Mist - Squelette

Squelette knit with 3 balls of Berroco Andean Mist shade Misti 6317

Detail Squelette

Detail Squelette

Berroco_FreePattern_Squelette

Pretty Free Hat Pattern from Berroco knit with 1 ball of Andean Mist in Color Cerro Bayo 6328

Pretty Free Hat Pattern from Berroco knit with 1 ball of Andean Mist in Color Cerro Bayo 6328

Detail of pretty lace hat

Detail of pretty lace hat

Berroco_FreePattern_140-Collier

Free Shawl Pattern Siddal knit with 3 balls of Andean Mist

Free Shawl Pattern Siddal knit with 3 balls of Andean Mist

Detail of Siddal

Detail of Siddal

Berroco_FreePattern_Siddal

Suri Alpaca

Suri Alpaca – Looking very proud and important!

Berroco has a new booklet dedicated to Andean Mist where you can see more designs for this yarn:  Click Here to View

These are the specs for Andean Mist: 
Fibre: 74% Baby Suri Alpaca, 26% Mulberry Silk
Ball: 25 g, .875 oz; 150 m, 164 yds
Knitting Gauge: 5.5 sts = 1″, 22 sts & 28 rows = 10 cm or 4″
Suggested Needles: 4 mm or 6 US
Crochet Gauge: 4 xc = 1″; 16 sc & 22 rows = 10 cm or 4″
Suggested Hook: 4 mm, 6 US (G)
Care: Handwash in cold water, lay flat to dry
Patterns for this yarn are available in Berroco Booklet 347

Click here to view the Shades

Give us a call if you would like more information on this yarn.

Happy Knitting!