Posted by: Winged Knits | October 20, 2011

Natural Dyes e-booklet

I just finished up a new collection of pieces that use yarns that are dyed using natural dyes by the companies that sell them. The e-booklet includes a blanket, a hat, a cardigan, and a pullover.

Although I did not do the dyeing, Ethan thought it would be silly to have me mixing a big dye pot on the cover. I love all the little friends that are helping me!

(Click on the photos for links to Ravelry and more photos)

Branch Blanket

A cozy and quick to knit blanket using a simple 4 row cable and lace pattern. Branch Blanket is worked in one-piece with a gorgeous un-dyed heavy weight yarn.

Finished Measurements: 42” by 46” after blocking

Materials

3-ply Heavy Fisherman Weight by Beaverslide Dry Goods (90% fine merino, 10% kid mohair; 4 oz skeins = approx 160 yards)

• 7 skeins color Natural Black Heather

• Approx yards: 1100 yards

Needles

• One 32” circular (circ) needle size US 11 (8mm). (Pc is worked flat, circular needle is used to accommodate the large amount of sts.)

Or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows in Pattern Stitch = 5 ½”, after blocking.


Vine Hat

A snug cap to keep out the chilly winter winds. Vine Hat is worked from the brim up in a yarn that is naturally dyed. It is knit in a fun and easy vine pattern with subtle crown shaping.

One size: To fit adult woman

Materials

Local Color by Green Mountain Spinnery (100% US Organic Wool; 2 oz skein = approx 180 yards)

• 1 skein color Blueberry

Approx yards: 170 yards

Needles

• One each 16” circular (circ) needle size US 5 and 6 (3.75 and 4 mm).

• One set of double pointed needles (dpns) size US 6 (4 mm).

Or size to obtain gauge.

Notions

• Stitch markers

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles.

Grayling

A garter stitch cardigan with three-quarter sleeves and overlapping fronts. Grayling is knit in a naturally dyed yarn from the top down in one piece with simple little flower medallion details.

Finished Measurements: 32 (34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55)” at bust, fronts overlapping.

Yarn

Dazzle BFL DK from The Natural Dye Studio (100% wool; 100 gram skein = approx 262 yds/ 240 m)

• 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins color Grayling

Approx yards: 930 (1000, 1040, 1160, 1230, 1300, 1370, 1430, 1510) yards

Needles

• One 29” circular (cir) needle size US 8 (5mm).

• One set of double pointed needle (dpns) size US 8 (5mm).

Or size to obtain gauge.

Notions

• Stitch markers (m)

• Stitch holders or waste yarn

• Crochet hook size G (4.25 mm).

Gauge: 16 sts and 28 rows = 4” in Garter St (Gtr St).

Coastline

An easy to wear pullover with three-quarter sleeves and lace pattern at the yoke. Coastline is knit in a naturally dyed yarn from the top down in one piece with ribbed trims.

Finished Measurements at bust: 30 ¾ (32, 35 ¼, 38 ¾, 40, 43 ¼, 46 ¾, 50, 53 ¼)”

Materials

4 ply Organic Poll Dorset by Renaissance Dyeing (100% wool; 100g skein = approx 375 yards)

• 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins color Pastel

• Approx yards: 970 (1030, 1130, 1210, 1270, 1360, 1445, 1560, 1635) yards

Needles

• One each 16” and 29” circular (circ) needle size US 5 (3.75 mm).

• One set double pointed needles size US 5 (3.75 mm).

Or size to obtain gauge.

Notions

• Stitch markers

• Stitch holders or waste yarn

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch (St st).

Thank you for visiting and I hope that you like the new knits:)

Artwork by Ethan MacDonald

Photos by Carrie Bostick Hoge (and her daughter Imogen is the special photo guest!)

Tech editing by Dawn Catanzaro

Grayling sample knit by Amanda Hosmer


Responses

  1. All the patterns are really lovely ~ especially Grayling and Coastline. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  2. Beautiful!!! I love the necklace you are wearing with Grayling. I’d love to know more about it!

    • Isn’t it an amazing necklace! My wonderful friend Melissa gave it to me and it is from http://www.hotcakesdesign.com/

      • Thank you for the info. I’m off to check out their website!

  3. Love the so natural colorways and gorgeous designs!

  4. Stunning! I love all of them!

  5. I love Grayling and Coastline! That’s a great cover for the e-booklet, too🙂

  6. I love it! So pretty!


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