growth ring shawl by ashley yousling
Ashley tells about the background for this gorgeous design :
“I grew up with the Olympic National Forest as my backyard, later moving to Northern California where we spent many of our weekends escaping the city for lush rolling hills and redwoods. Now I make my home in the forests of Idaho, surrounded by cedar, larch, birch, alder, and a variety of pines. Since I was a young child, the most fascinating discovery about trees were their growth rings and the stories they tell, much of them remaining a secret until the trees life has ended and a new incarnation has begun. From the moment we chose the theme for this issue, the idea for this simple yet expansive shawl emerged, representing the growth rings of not only trees, but also the growth in our own lives.”
biches & bûches is very proud to have been chosen for the yarn with our le petit lambswool.
we have created knitting kits in the original color combination that you can discover on the photographs :
01_ beige and red brown (larger version)
02_ grey beige (smaller version)
the wool : it is the biches & bûches le petit lambswool, a natural and 100% lambswool from scotland. Ashley knit the shawl with needle size US 5 [3.75/4 mm] - which you can find in our tool shop !
gauge : 22 sts and 32 rounds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch worked in the round.
the knitting kit: your kit contains the wool in the chosen colors and for the chosen model size + the little biches & bûches knitting pouch. the pattern is in the Making magazine - the Forest issue.
skill level : 2 out of 5
techniques : knit stitch + purl stitch
construction : the shawl is knit in the round.
dimensions of the finished shawl :
smaller version: 39" [99 cm] diameter
larger version: 61" [155 cm] diameter
The Biches & Bûches knitting kits include all the original wool in the chosen color(s) and for the chosen size for your knitting project + the pattern + the Biches & Bûches knitting bag.