EMMELINE YARN KITS USING OUR BEAUTIFUL HAND-DYED EXCELANA NORTH FINGERING WEIGHT, 100% BRITISH WOOL ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER. Please note, this kit does not include the Emmeline pattern. The pattern is only available by purchasing my new book, Echoes, which you can do by clicking on the link above.
The Emmeline beret features a bold central petal motif and colourwork bobbles, providing an interesting texture to the design. It is knitted in the round, commencing with a corrugated rib using two colours throughout. Increases are then worked to create the archetypal beret shape. From this point instructions are provided on charts, first for the body and then the crown. The pattern was named after the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst who founded the Women's Social and Political Union in 1903. Purple, green and white were chosen as the colours of the movement, and the beret borrows from this palette.
Emmeline is knitted using Susan Crawford Excelana North, fingering weight a soft, fingering weight 100% British wool, spun for us in nearby Yorkshire and dyed in-house by Susan and her team.
Emmeline is knitted in a striking combination of four shades.
Saharan Sand a , Landy Army Green, Nile Green and Plum Jam.
Your kit contains a 50g skein of each of the four shades used.
Choose from either the colourway shown or alternatively choose the 'custom' option to select four shades of your choice from the beautiful range of colours in Excelana North fingering weight yarn.