I’m very pleased to announce that my newest pattern, Artis, is now available – and just in time for the chilly weather too! Using a sport weight, 3-ply yarn this toque was inspired by snow-covered wrought iron fences. Winter is coming up fast and hard (at least for my area) and the lighter yarn coupled with a Fair Isle knitting technique creates a warm, squishy fabric that’s sure to keep the chill out.
I want to take a second to talk about this wool. These skeins are so precious – specially milled out of Shetland wool by Andrea of Renard et Fleur in Saint-Lazare, Quebec. Not only that, but she is an incredible natural dyer, and has been a constant source of inspiration and knowledge for me as I learn natural dyeing myself. When Andrea approached me about working together for a project using this yarn I was so excited. 100% Canadian grown and milled, this yarn strikes right at my heart. She let me choose the colours, and after a very (very!) hard decision making process I went with the indigo (dyed over natural grey) and Spruce Cone (a beautiful off-white with just a light hint of underlying yellow).
Andrea is currently transitioning to another online store platform, but you can keep up to date with all her shop goings on and announcements by following her on Instagram at @foxprintfibres
And just for my social media buddies, you can get 20% off the pattern price until November 8 (11:59 pm MT)! Just use the coupon code ArtisSocial at check out to get the discount.