Welcome to the first ever Black Sheep Wools Knitalong; A Day Out 2021!
We’ve wanted to do a Knit Along for so long and now seems exactly the right time to do it. ’A Day Out’, by the prominent knitwear designer, Sarah Hatton is the perfect project to make together. Each week takes you on a journey around the roads and villages that surround Black Sheep Wools. We will explore different knitting techniques, a little bit of local history and have lots of fun along the way. The destination is fabulous too!
The colourways are named after the local Cheshire villages of Culcheth, Croft and Winwick, whilst the squares borrow from the lanes used to travel to The Craft Barn! In these times when we can't visit new and favourite places easily, we've created this beautiful project to evoke a little of the fun of a journey to visit us.
Sarah Hatton says of her beautiful design, "When designing the blanket, I was really keen to create a journey with the techniques I used. The idea was to help the knitter gain confidence and brave new techniques. The blanket includes simple textures, cabling, bobbles, mosaic knitting and a square with an option to work in the round in the hope people will enjoy the small steps in learning. The blanket has a simple colour palette and geometric patterning to create a simple modern feel that would look at home in most interiors."
Blog post - Introducting A Day Out KAL
An Interview with Sarah Hatton
Watch Sara's Video
Many of the blocks will be accompanied by videos by friend of the Black Sheep, designer, author and tutor Lynne Rowe.
Join in the fun over on Facebook in our Black Sheep Wools Make Along Group.
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