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Wild Violet Season
February 12 2014
February 22 2014
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Wild Violet Season
Bella by Dani Sunshine
4 years
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
498 yards
Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca/Silk Sport/DK
1.7 skeins = 476.0 yards (435.3 meters), 170 grams
Loop in London, Islington
madelinetosh Tosh DK
0.1 skeins = 22.5 yards (20.6 meters)
Loop in London, Islington

Wild violet season is always a treat for me and my children as you may see here. This year these tiny, brave flowers, more purple than last year, have shown their faces much earlier than usual both in our garden and in the shady areas around our local vineyards. I wanted to create a cardigan which captured their elusive colour for my youngest daughter who is sensitive to the beauty of flowers. Old Maiden Aunt’s colourway ‘Bluebell’ together with Madelinetosh’s ‘Olivia’ were a match made in Heaven.

And speakiing of Heaven, if you haven’t sampled knittng with Old Maiden Aunt Alpaca and Silk blend I urge you to remedy this as soon as possible. The whole knitting experience was fabulous; Dani Sunshine’s tried and tested pattern (here) and this luxurious yarn with the promise of those tiny flowers to herald the onset of spring.


Angélique’s flower wreath was purchased from this shop and her dress was found in my friend’s local brocante and dates back to the late 1900s. The lace collar has been embroidered by hand.

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by madelinetosh
100% Merino
225 yards

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by Old Maiden Aunt
80% Alpaca, 20% Silk
280 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: March 1, 2014
  • Updated: March 1, 2014