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Pottery Tree Wrist Warmers and Cowl Pattern by Emma Vining

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Pottery Tree Wrist Warmers and Cowl Pattern by Emma Vining


Pottery Tree Wrist Warmers and Cowl Pattern by Emma Vining

from 4.50

If you slowly pick your way along the shore below our croft you can find many fragments of pottery full of ‘Vintage’ patterns from the 1950’s or sponge work from the turn of the 1800’s. Hard to resist, it is so tempting to put just one more fragment in your pocket to add to that collection at home.

The Pottery Tree wrist warmers and cowl are inspired by one of these many tiny pottery fragments. Although the pottery is faded and broken, elements of the original delicate pattern are still visible. As the fragment made its way onto the beach, the rough edges became rounded and smooth, inspiring the knitted motif of a tiny tree within a white oval. The stripes on the upper sections of the cowl and wrist-warmers are reminiscent of the rolling waves that carried the pottery fragments ashore.

Designed by Emma Vining.

Wrist warmers Size: Circumference 19.5cm (8in). Length 19cm (7 1/2in).

Cowl Size: Circumference 76cm (30in). Depth 19cm (7 1/2in).

Printed pattern: £4.50

Cowl kit: £33.00 includes all required yarn.

Birlinn Yarn Company 4ply (100% wool; 175m/191yds per 50g ball).
Yarn A: 2 x 50g balls, Shade Ocean Yarn B: 1 x 50g balls, Shade Bog Cotton

Alternatively select a combination from our Natural or Hebridean coloured yarns.

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