As ever this magazine has some wonderful designs. I really like the pleated cardigan by Kat Goldin and I love the colourful Eliza scarf. My pattern is the Ellie Project Basket. A monochrome design that is quick and easy to make, perfect to house those endless crochet projects we all have . It uses 4 balls of aran yarn from New Lanark Mills. The yarn is used doubled to produce a dense thick fabric .6mm hook is used. You can't really see from this thumbnail but the basket has a very delicate shell crochet edging that uses DMC cotton, I think it frames it perfectly.
New Lanark is a World Heritage Site, in Scotland, on the River Clyde. It’s a working model mill village which was built in the 18th century to provide better working conditions for mill workers. It’s a major tourist attraction in Scotland (lovely scenic place to visit!) and the mill shop sells fabulous 100% pure new wool from New Lanark, and also organic wool from New Lanark Organic Wool Spinners.Yarn come three ranges:
Donegal silk Tweed; - This range consists of 90% wool and 10% silk for a touch of added luxury.
Heather Mixtures; reflect all the stunning colours of the Scottish countryside
.Natural Blend; is totally natural, and made from blending Merino and Zwarble undyed wool. Different quantities and variations of the undyed wool are mixed together to produce a wonderful range of pure, unprocessed yarn.
I used the natural blend. Be warned, it is pure sheep style wool so it’s not your fancy soft stuff, it’s a bit rough just like good old fashioned wool always is. It is tough and warm. It is fabulously strong for bag and accessory making. Which makes it perfect for this project it is very good value for money. I am very proud to support New Lanark Mills and their wools, not only because it is helping to keep the British spinning industry alive, but also it is supporting one of only six world heritage sites in Scotland. If you get time New Lanark is well worth a visit
Visit the New Lanark website here to find out more about this historic site.http://www.newlanark.org/
I am not being paid for this post I just want to show my support.