Today marks the start of UK Wool Week, and really I hope that you will support the Campaign for Wool and the Mission to Seafarers by sporting a woolly hat on Woolly Hat Day on Friday 9th October. I’ve donated a design and pattern to the cause, it’s my Sheep Tam, knitted in Rowan Fine Tweed, a lovely rustic 100% Wool yarn spun in Yorkshire.
The Campaign for Wool asked myself and four other designers to come up with a hat design and pattern that people can then download by making a donation to the Mission for Seafarers. Please support this fabulous cause to help support their amazing work around the world.
The tam is knitted in the round, I knitted it using a set of 5 double pointed needles. To help celebrate Wool Week and the Mission for Seafarers, I added the sheep and anchors to the design, hope you like it. I really enjoyed making it, so I hope you do too. You can download the pattern from the Campaign for Wool website.
If you want to have a go at Fairisle knitting, then I will be holding a free workshop on Thursday 8th October 11.00 – 13.30 at 4 Clifford Street, London, just off Regent Street. The places are limited so please book early via the Campaign for Wool website. Hope to see you there.
Happy Wool Week…