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Bobby Yarn Kit

A Stitch In Time Volume 3 - The Colourwork Edition

A Stitch In Time Volume 3
- The Colourwork Edition

25 Vintage Knitting Patterns
updated and multi-sized
for the 21st Century Knitter.
Buy the book here

PATTERN INFORMATION PAGE

BOBBY YARN KITS USING OUR VERY SPECIAL HAND-DYED LOCK YARN, USING RARE BREED BRITISH LONK WOOL ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER. Please note, this kit does not include the Excelsior pattern. The pattern is only available by purchasing A Stitch In Time Volume 3 - The Colourwork Edition.

Bobby is a delightful, short-sleeved sweater pattern, featuring an all-over colourwork pattern, a high neck with back button opening and a neat fit. Our multi-sized pattern includes 10 sizes to fit from 30-64inch (76-162cm) chest and has options for both a shaped or an unshaped lower body. Instructions are provided for knitting Bobby in the round from the bottom up with armhole steeks added. Two options are included in the updated pattern; the first to work a shaped lower body as in the original pattern, with a nipped in waistband; the second to work a straight lower body. Both options include instructions for a choice of three lengths, short, medium or long and both options provide instructions for 10 chest sizes to fit from 30-64 inches (76-162cm).

Bobby is knitted using Susan Crawford Lock, a fingering (4 ply) weight sock yarn which is spun from a blend of rare breed British Lonk wool including wool from our own small flock of Lonk sheep plus nylon, at a nearby mill in Yorkshire. Until the 1930s and the outbreak of WWII, Lonk wool was used primarily for hosiery - socks, stockings and under-garments, and for this first very special batch from our own flock we wanted to continue this tradition, and have had a beautiful, hard wearing yet soft, fingering weight, sock yarn spun for us. The perfect blend of shearling Lonk fibre and eco-nylon has been worsted spun to produce a smooth, slightly crisp yet soft yarn, that is perfect not just for sock knitting but for many other projects too!

Lock is dyed in-house by Susan's daughter, Charlie, in an incredible varied and unique palette of solid and semi-solid hand-dyed shades inspired by the Bloomsbury era. Lock takes colour in a unique way, slightly subdued - almost like painting with pastels or water colours - but also responds fabulously when dyed with bright tones.

Bobby is shown here in Colourway One using 10 beautiful shades of Lock; Edy as the main shade plus Banting, Sissinghurst, Knole, Fitzroy, Virginia, Heathcote, Bell, Vita and Atwood.


Choose from either the colourway shown or alternatively choose the 'custom' option to select the shades of your choice from the beautiful range of hand-dyed colours in Lock then select which size kit you require from the information provided below and the handy sizing chart included in the product images.

Kit Type One: To Fit Short length - 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th pattern sizes; Medium length - 1st and 2nd pattern sizes; Long length - 1st and 2nd pattern sizes:
Your yarn kit includes 2 100g skein of Lock in Edy for Colourway one or the shade of your choice for Custom Colourway plus 1 25g skein each of Banting, Sissinghurst, Knole, Fitzroy, Virginia, Heathcote, Bell, Vita and Atwood for Colourway One OR nine shades of your choice for Custom Colourway.

Kit Type Two: To Fit Short length - 5th size only; Medium length - 3rd, 4th and 5th sizes; Long length - 3rd size only:
Your yarn kit includes 2 100g skeins of Lock in Edy for Colourway one or the shade of your choice for Custom Colourway plus 2 25g skeins each of Banting, Sissinghurst and Fitzroy plus 1 25g skein each of Knole, Virginia, Heathcote, Bell, Vita and Atwood for Colourway One OR nine shades of your choice for Custom Colourway.

Kit Type Three: To Fit Short length - 6th size only; Long length - 4th size only:
Your yarn kit includes 2 100g skeins of Lock in Edy for Colourway one or the shade of your choice for Custom Colourway plus 2 25g skeins each of Banting, Sissinghurst, Knole, Fitzroy, Heathcote and Vita plus 1 25g skein each of Virginia, Bell and Atwood for Colourway One OR nine shades of your choice for Custom Colourway.

Kit Type Four: To Fit Short length - 7th size only; Medium length - 6th and 7th sizes; Long length - 5th size only:
Your yarn kit includes 2 100g skeins of Lock in Edy for Colourway one or the shade of your choice for Custom Colourway plus 2 25g skeins each of Banting, Sissinghurst, Knole, Fitzroy, Virginina, Heathcote and Vita plus 1 25g skein each of Bell and Atwood for Colourway One OR nine shades of your choice for Custom Colourway.

Kit Type Five: To Fit Short length - 8th size only:
Your yarn kit includes 2 100g skeins of Lock in Edy for Colourway one or the shade of your choice for Custom Colourway plus 3 25g skeins of Sissinghurst, 2 25g skeins each of Banting, Knole, Fitzroy, Virginina, Heathcote and Vita plus 1 25g skein each of Bell and Atwood for Colourway One OR nine shades of your choice for Custom Colourway.

Kit Type Six: To Fit Short length - 9th size only; Medium length - 8th size only; Long length - 6th and 7th sizes:
Your yarn kit includes 2 100g skeins of Lock in Edy for Colourway one or the shade of your choice for Custom Colourway plus 3 25g skeins of Sissinghurst and Knole, 2 25g skeins each of Banting, Fitzroy, Virginina, Heathcote and Vita plus 1 25g skein each of Bell and Atwood for Colourway One OR nine shades of your choice for Custom Colourway.

Kit Type Seven: To Fit Short length - 10th size only; Medium length - 9th size only; Long length - 8th size only:
Your yarn kit includes 3 100g skeins of Lock in Edy for Colourway one or the shade of your choice for Custom Colourway plus 3 25g skeins of Sissinghurst and Knole, 2 25g skeins each of Banting, Fitzroy, Virginina, Heathcote and Vita plus 1 25g skein each of Bell and Atwood for Colourway One OR nine shades of your choice for Custom Colourway.

Kit Type Eight: To Fit Medium length - 10th size only; Long length - 9th and 10th sizes:
Your yarn kit includes 3 100g skeins of Lock in Edy for Colourway one or the shade of your choice for Custom Colourway plus 3 25g skeins of Sissinghurst and Knole, 2 25g skeins each of Banting, Fitzroy, Virginina, Heathcote, Vita Atwood plus 1 25g skein of Bell for Colourway One OR nine shades of your choice for Custom Colourway.

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