I have started a fourth version of the pattern Virtue by Helen Shrimpton
This comes as a free pattern with full video tutorial.
I love the texture Helen creates.
Her patterns are super reliable and this is becoming my favourite, because of how the corners are built up, without masses of ends to sew in.
I am making this for a friend who has asked for colours inspired by lichen and bark. Tricky to get right when one is restricted to the colour palette of the yarn.
In order to get some blending in the colour order, for the first time I am mixing 12 colours from Stylcraft Special DK:
Hint of Silver, Warm Grey, Mustard, Silver, Meadow, Pistachio, Sandstone, Lime, Lincoln, Khaki, Mocha and Walnut
with 2 colours from Stylecraft Batik
Mint and Silver
The Batik yarn has some wool content but the same washing instructions, so I hope it will be ok. It is working up well so far.
Yesterday I met my daughter and niece for a coffee and a catch up at Fables and Food, a lovely friendly new Cafe in Dorchester, which delicious food.
It was the perfect spot to sit, in the sun, listening to the fountain and sewing in some ends while I waited for the others to arrive
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