A Closer Look at Aberfeldy
Last week I introduced you to two new yarns from Louisa Harding; Trenzar and Amitola Grande. Today I thought it might be quite nice to take a closer look at Aberfeldy, Louisa's new Autumn Winter collection for Amitola Grande.
Aberfeldy is named after the Scottish town Aberfeldy which is located in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. You can see the Scottish influence throughout this collection in the textured, tweed and herringbone stitches which embrace the nature of this luxurious self striping yarn and even in the name of the patterns.
There are fourteen knitting patterns in the collection including quick easy accessories, one skein projects and wearable garments to see you through the colder months. All showcase the twelve beautiful shade of this new yarn which has been developed from one of Louisa Harding's best loved yarn, Amitola.
One Skein Projects
|Melville (hat)||1 ball||5mm & 6mm needles|
|Edradour (mitts)||1 ball||6mm & 7mm circular needle (60cm)|
|Pitlochry (hat)||1 ball||7mm short circular needle|
Both Pitlochry hat and Stathtay scarf can be knitted using two balls of Amitola Grande making it a great knitting project to give a gift!
One Size Projects
|Fortingall Poncho||4 balls||6mm & 7mm needles|
|Fortingall Shawl||3 balls||6mm & 7mm needles|
|Size||32 (34, 36, 38, 40.25)" bust|
|Yarn||Mock cable rib sweater (shown on the left)|
|4 (4, 5, 5, 5) balls|
|Herringbone edge sweater (shown on the right)|
|4 (5, 5, 5, 6) balls|
|Needles||5mm & 6mm straight and circular needles|
|Size||32.75 (34.25, 36, 37.5)"|
|Yarn||5 (5, 6, 6) balls|
|Needles||5mm & 6mm needles|
|Size||33.5 (35.5, 37.75, 40)"|
|Yarn||3 (4, 5, 53, 4, 4) balls|
|Needles||5.5mm, 6mm & 7mm|
|Size||32 (35.5, 39, 42.25)" bust|
|Yarn||4 (4, 5, 5) balls of Amitola Grande|
|Needles||5.5mm & 6mm|
|Sizes||30 (32, 34, 36, 38)"|
|Yarn||long sleeve version, shown above: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) balls|
|three quarter sleeve version, shown below: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) balls|
|Needles||5mm & 6mm|
|Sizes||30 (32, 34, 36)"|
|Yarn||3 (4, 4, 5) balls|
|Needles||4mm & 5mm|
About the Author
Rachel Owen is the owner of Tangled Yarn. As a mother to two teenagers life is never dull! When she's not knitting can be found wandering the Pennines with her faithful cocker spaniel Bailee. Her favourite colour is blue or is it green? And she could sink a ship with the amount of tea she drinks!