I'm a little late to the party, but I loved knitting Gundrun Johnston's Bousta Beanie pattern for Shetland Wool Week so much that before I had even properly finished mine (note the lack of blocking or pom pom) I put together a kit.
* 220 yards of 3-Ply Romney, Fingering weight as a main color and
* 110 yards each of 3-Ply Straw's Farm Island Sheep, fingering weight, in a light blue gradient, and a dark blue (both blues dyed with natural indigo).
The pattern is a free download to publicize Shetland Wool Week
Please note: I will be traveling for my "day job" next week - all orders placed by noon on Friday, September 15 will go out on September 15. Any orders placed after that will be mailed on Friday, September 22. Sorry about that.
I originally knit a pair of these armwarmers to fill both a both hole in my work wardrobe and a need for a simple knitting project that I could easily pick and put down as time required. The design is inspired by the colors and textures of the Tracy Arm - Ford's Terror Wilderness Area in Southeast Alaska. And then I wrote the pattern down. And then I realized that I had knit them from the scraps of random cone ends and yarn seconds that fill my luggage, and that only very small amounts of the secondary colors were required. So I decided to put together a knitting kit. And then I decided that they should have project bags, which obviously led to the need for an original block print and a stitch marker. And the pattern involves rolling a die, so that it included as well. Basically I got a little carried away. These kits are of an extremely limited edition.
The kit is based around the semi-worsted yarns spun from the fleece of the mixed Cotswold Romney flock of Liberty Wool Farm in Palermo, Maine and hand dyed with natural dyes.
This kit contains:
· Three skeins (330 yards) of Upton Yarns Romney > Cotswold in Loam
· One mini skein (40 yards) of Upton Yarns Romney > Cotswold in Bark
· One mini skein (25 yards) of Upton Yarns Romney > Cotswold in Sitka
· One very mini skein (4 yards) of Upton Yarns Romney x Cotswold in Lichen
· One stitch marker from Blue Dog Workshop (another Mainer! View her full line of stitch markers on Etsy)
· One die, neatly tied
· All inside a flour sack project bag, hand printed with an original block print designed by Sam and carved by me.
****Important ***** A paper copy of the pattern is not included in the kit. The pattern may be downloaded from Ravelry, or a .pdf can be emailed upon request. *****