BEATRIX YARN KITS USING OUR BEAUTIFUL HAND-DYED BARN DK WEIGHT, 100% BRITISH WOOL ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER. Please note, this kit does not include the Beatrix pattern. The pattern is only available by purchasing my new book, Echoes, which you can do by clicking on the link above. Your kit will be sent at the same time as your book.
The Beatrix vest features an all-over textured pattern that is intuitive and pleasant to knit. The vest can be worn by itself or together with the Potter cowl, which features the same twist stitch pattern. Beatrix is knitted from the bottom up in the round with steeks added at the armhole divide. Finally, neckbands and armbands are picked up and knitted. The vest is inspired by Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) - an author, farmer, shepherd, entrepreneur, and activist, passionate about maintaining traditional ways of life in the Lake District where she lived. It reflects the practicality and simplicity of Beatrix Potter's way of life.
Beatrix is knitted using Susan Crawford Barn a DK weight, worsted spun yarn that is delightfully smooth and soft, created from a blend of Jacobs and Shetland fibres spun exclusively for us in a nearby Yorkshire mill.
Beatrix is shown here in two colour ways.
Colourway One uses shade:
Puddle a warm blueish grey and Colourway Two uses shade Plum Jam a deep cerise pink
Choose from either of the two colourways shown or alternatively choose the 'custom' option to select a shade of your choice from the beautiful range of colours in Barn.
The kits are available in four sizes to fit from 28-62 inch chest as follows:
Kit Size One:To fit sizes 71 to 86cm (28-34in) includes 3 X 100g skeins of hand-dyed Barn in colour of your choice.
Kit Size Two:To fit sizes 92 to117cm (36-46in) includes 4 X 100g skeins of hand-dyed Barn in colour of your choice.
Kit Size Three:To fit sizes 122 to 137cm (48-54in) includes 5 X 100g skeins of hand-dyed Barn in colour of your choice.
Kit Size Four:To fit sizes 142 to 157cm (56-62in) includes 6 X 100g skeins of hand-dyed Barn in colour of your choice.