Bain's Toorie Bunnet by Barbara Pritchard

Bain's Toorie Bunnet

March 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in on 4mm needles over colourwork pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
131 - 153 yards (120 - 140 m)
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Based in an 18th century building in the village of Rosemarkie in the Scottish Highlands, Groam House is a volunteer- run, non- profit museum. (Charity number sc004435.) Founded originally in order to house a beautiful Pictish cross-slab, The Rosemarkie Stone, the Museum now houses examples of early Pictish and Celtic Art which have been found locally.

Part of the museum is dedicated to The George Bain Collection. A prolific artist, born in 1881, Bain spent many years studying early Celtic & Pictish designs, such as those in illuminated manuscripts and on stone carvings. He wanted to be able to teach future generations how these designs were made and to encourage local artists not to copy, but to develop their own designs.
In this spirit, I have taken inspiration from one of his interlaced strand designs and incorporated it into this cosy hat.

Produced as part of the Museums & Highland Heritage Project – Highland Threads, all proceeds from the sale of this pattern will go towards the funding of Groam House Museum.

Our sample was knitted with Gotland Alpaca from Black Isle Yarns, an independent yarn producer local to our museum.
Gotland Alpaca Blend is 50% Gotland(ish) and 50% British Alpaca.

Kits, including this pattern the required amount of yarn, will be available soon via or our Facebook Group Groam House Celtic Knit a Long.