Brenna is a cowl for discovery. A mixture of stitches in three of our favourite colours of Cumbria was all it took for us to fall in love with this cowl made for possibilities. We like to think that Emma Wright designed this to help even the most indecisive of knitter feel their options were open to any possibility. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing new colour ideas to help you choose what you would love to knit with or you can simply use the colours from the original: Buttermere, Scafell Pike and Hadrian’s Wall.
As the weather turns cooler in the Northern Hemisphere, we’ve been thinking about long Autumnal walks on the Fells of our home here in Cumbria. All around us, new colours are sweeping the landscape and inspiring us with new colour play. Meanwhile, our friends in the Southern Hemisphere are feeling those early signs of Spring and enjoying that first burst of colour that heralds the seasonal shift. It seemed like the right time to ask one of our favourite designers to host a Knit-Along with a special cowl she designed for us a little while ago.
The Brenna cowl appeared in our Fell Garth collection, launched earlier this year to celebrate our love for beautiful handmades with a practical purpose. Each piece is worked in either Cumbria or Cumbria Fingering, that were created to be evocative of the mood, light and places that characterise the North West of the UK where Daphne, our Founder, lives and develops The Fibre Co. yarns.
The Knit-Along starts on 22nd September 2016 and you can enjoy lots of chat and inspiration on our Ravelry board thanks to our new Ravelry Community Manager Kimberly aka Somebunnyslove. Both she and Emma will be there for tips, help and general chatter that we like to think of as an online knit and natter. Sometimes knitting is best shared with friends.
We’d also like to offer you a thank you for joining us. Finished items knit in The Fibre Co.’s Cumbria yarn uploaded onto Ravelry via the thread and project pages by 21st December will be entered to win a sweater quantity in the colourway of the winner’s choosing to make any of the garments from Fell Garth. We will even supply you with the pattern so you can get knitting straight away. We’ve also invited our friend Alex at Alex Collins Designs to donate a hand printed tote to keep your skeins in.