In honor of our veteran's, these kits are on sale, 11% off to remember the 11th hour of the 11th month.....
This is our second version of this kit.
I know we are a bit late with this one but it is so worth the remembrance (no pun intended).
By Ursa Major Knits, Remembrance is a lovely scarf-like wrap that not only is an intriguing knit but has a message as well.
Here is what Chris writes:
The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower that has been used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who have died in war. It represents a common or field poppy....
I have always loved poppies. The cultivated ones in the gardens, the field poppies, poppies in paintings like the famous works created by artist Georgia O’Keeffe, and the small poppy pins that many people wear around Remembrance Day.
It doesn’t matter whether you have fond memories for a lost one, you simply like poppies or the design of this shawl, Remembrance can serve all these purposes.
To create your own Remembrance shawl you will need three contrasting yarns of the same weight. Yarn A for the poppies and Yarns B + C for the meadow or field. If you use yarns with color gradients, you can use two balls of the same gradient for the meadow. Just make sure to start at a different point of the gradient so the different modules can be distinguished.
Remembrance can be knitted with almost any yarn: solids, semi solids, dip dyed yarns, and color gradients. The two versions presented here were knitted with fingering yarn but you can use other yarn weights. The widest part runs over 69 stitches and the narrowest part over 52 stitches.
The amount of yarn will depend on the length of your shawl. For the Schoppel Version (shown here) I used two balls of Zauberball Evergreen (Yarn B: 395y/360m - Yarn C: 300y/280m) and one skein of Wool Finest Ultra Rot (Yarn A: 175y/160m).
Remembrance is fully reversible. Although it is a modular knit there is no seaming involved as you will join all the modules as you go. All instructions are written AND charted, enriched with ample photo tutorials on the techniques of shaping and joining the modules. This makes Remembrance a doable project for most knitters.
We do not offer the exact colors or yarns that Chris used in her original piece. You can see what we have in the inset photo on the top picture and again below that.
The yarn with long and changing color spans is Amitola, from Louisa Harding Yarns. This is a 80% wool/ 20% silk with 273 yards/ 50g.
The colorway we offer is called Bonsai, and is long color runs of varying greens moving into turquoise and teal. Gorgeous.
(As Amitola has less yardage, we are including four balls in each kit. You might only need three and if you'd prefer a kit with that number, let me know and i'll set you up with it.)
The contrasting color I chose is from Juniper Moon Farm, their Herriot Fine, 75% alpaca/ 25% nylon, with 461 yards (420m)/ 100g. The colorway is Merlot, and is a wine to make a lovely contrast both in color and in feel.
Four skeins of Amitola plus one skein of the Herriot Fine will be included in your kit.
The kit will not automatically include the pattern. I know some knitters prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Chris via her Ravelry web page.
Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy (there are 21 pages) please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that.
We also can email the pattern to you via email (just be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and generally do so right before I ship your kit).