Asterisk Hat and Dot Cowl Kit
Why do we love this yarn? It comes from people who care deeply about quality at every step of the yarnmaking process, which means that a skein of this yarn is all larded up with thought and care and attention to detail. Also: it is very, very beautiful.
Each kit includes five skeins, enough yarn to make one Asterisk Hat and one Dot Cowl. If you like, you can reverse the stitch patterns to make a Dot Hat and an Asterisk Cowl.
Specs & Details
Evergreen, Beach, Dew
Size 2.75 mm circular needle, 40 cm long and Size 3.75 mm circular needle, 40 cm long
Every skein of Swans Island is dyed by hand. It is lovely stuff, with subtle shifts of color that add unusual depth to colorwork, as you can see in the Asterisk Cowl and Dot Hat. This All American Sport Weight is made from the wool of Rambouillet sheep out West, spun in a New England mill, then dyed in Northport, Maine at Swans Island’s dye house.
Why are we telling you all this?
Because we believe that good yarn comes with a story, and the story of Swans Island is a great one. 100% Rambouillet Wool.
This kit does not include the patterns. Michèle Rose Orne’s Asterisk Hat and Dot Cowl patterns appear in Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 2: Fair Isle. Order your copy here. Available in both digital and print versions.