Purple loose-strife arrived early, shaking luxuriant locks along the edge of the mirror whence its own face laughed back at it. Willow-herb, tender and wistful, like a pink sunset-cloud was not slow to follow.” - Kenneth Grahame from The Wind in the Willows
Yarn available at Gathered Sheep Yarns!
Love your weeds! Most weeds are integral to a healthy ecosystem (providing ground cover for soil critters and adding nutrients to soils) and useful to humans and other animals, once such weed is Willowherb. (check out this small article about willowherb)
Give some love back to your garden (no matter how grand or humble) and celebrate with your own Willowherb mitts!
Shetland 4ply by, Gathered Sheep Yarns; Fingering; 100% Pure Shetland Wool; 96yds (87.8m)/20g or 240yds (219m) / 55g
approximate yarn amounts:
MC (Toffee Delight) -10 (12, 15) g; 48 (58, 72) yds/44 (53, 66) m
CC1 (Blue Lagoon) -10 (12, 15) g; 48 (58, 72) yds/44 (53, 66) m
CC2 (Strawberry Melon) - 7 (9, 11) g; 34 (44, 53) yds/31 (40, 49) m
CC3 (Baby Walnut) - 3 (5, 7) g; 15 (24, 34) yds/13 (22, 31) m
CC4 (The Grass is Greener) - 1.5 (3, 5) g; 8 (15, 24) yds/7 (14, 22) m
2.5mm (us no 1.5) DPNs 6in/15cm
3.0mm (us no 2.5) DPNs 6in/15cm
28 sts x 32 rows = 4in/10cm measured over stranded stockinette on larger needles
Some knitters work stranded and one-coloured at different gauges. Change needles, as needed, to keep gauge the same throughout.
approximate finished size:
knuckle circumference - 5.75 (7, 8.5) in/14.5 (17.5, 21.5) cm
You may easily adjust, by going up or down needle sizes. (this may affect yarn amounts)
needle to weave in ends, st markers, st holder