I have named the pattern for this wrap "Little Splash" as it was produced by Beth and Curt Splichal on their small farm in the rolling countryside of north east Nebraska. It is so named as Splichal, Beth tells me, means splash in Czech !
The yarn is 100% wool hand spun and hand painted by Beth and Curt from their own flock of Border Leicester sheep (see picture below). The Border Leicester is famed for its soft warm wool which hangs in ringlets from the fleece.
This wrap is very versatile for both wearing over the shoulders on cooler nights or as a bulky wide scarf for those really cold days.
Seaweed Gatherer's Hut, Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire, UK.
To make this wrap I used 300 grams (11 oz) of Little Splash Handspun Super Chunky/Bulky weight yarn and knitted it using a pair of 8 mm (US 11) Straight needles. The tension was about 4 Stitches per inch.
I used a 6mm (US 10) Crochet Hook for affixing the tassles.
Freshwater West beach, Pembrokeshire, UK.
Some of Beth and Curt's flock of Border Leicester sheep on their farm in Nebraska. The jackets on the sheep pictured here are used to protect the fleece and to keep it clean !
This pattern is for sale from the Woolhunter shop. I can either send it through the post or electronically in pdf format.
Note - pdf files require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is available as a free download from the Adobe website by clicking here. Note that this file is about 20Mb !
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