Celtic Oak Pillow/ Pattern/ Celtic Botanical Knits

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Another most intriguing knit by Barb Pott in her Celtic Botanical Knits series, this one really appeals to me.

Barb writes of the design: "The ancient Celts prized the oak over other trees and today the oak wood is still prized for its hard wood and natural beauty. Each few (letter) of the ancient Irish writing called Ogam (pronounced owam) is associated with a sacred tree. The Ogam few called “duir” represents the oak and is incorporated on this pillow pattern. This design is one in a series of Celtic botanical knits that I created to draw attention to the beauty of our planet."

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The pattern includes full text plus charts for the border and is written in easy to follow text with special stitches explained. Each leaf is knitted in one piece without having to break the yarn to work one side of the leaf and then the other. The border is knitted in one long piece with the resulting short ends sewn together while the many blackberry stitches cover the holes that naturally develop when making short rows.

I think it is marvelous.

The piece as shown here requires only 600 yards of worsted weight yarn for a 16" square pillow. We have some wonderful worsted weight yarns that would work beautifully in this -- and more on their way. So check out our Worsted Weight yarn section and prepare for a great adventure.

I personally am considering using the oak and acorn panel as a back piece for a vest. This is one of those patterns that simple stir up the creative juices. Let it take you to a new and marvelous place!

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