Sea Shanties,Wooden Boats and more Allovers...
Elizabeth Johnston in Shetland sent me photos this week of some of the 'allovers' she's been knitting this summer. I set the photos aside so I could post them at some quiet moment later. Then, off we went to see Tom Lewis sing sea shanties at the Wooden Boat Festival over in Port Townsend, WA.
Patterns continue to evolve at the hand of the knitters today. Elizabeth uses her own patterns in her bespoke knitting. The allovers she recently finished were custom orders and have already been shipped off to their new owners. The black and gray vest in the photo above is Elizabeths pattern 'Selkie' or seal. The colorway is new - one that the customer got a hand in choosing. It included yarns dyed with madder (red) as well as some dyed with onions skins (yellow).
|Close up of 'Nyuggle' vest|
|'Nyuggle' design hat with spinning wheel charm|