Fructi Autumae by Alitzah Grant

Fructi Autumae

September 2020
yarn held together
= DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in With the yarns held together over stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
Approximately 200cm
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I wanted to use a beautiful, earthy wool that would reflect all the subtle colours that Autumn presents and quickly decided to look to Jamieson and Smith’s 2-ply Jumper Weight Pure Shetland Wool. Their colour palette is just stunning and the texture of the wool represented something natural and rustic that fitted the patterns so well.

For the main body of the tea cosy, I held the yarn double to give structure and better insulation and worked on double pointed needles (dpns) in both the round and flat for the open parts of the cosy.

The acorn & oak leaf and the pumpkin & ivy leaf adornments were put onto a brooch pin so that they could be removed easily to hand wash the cosy – it also meant they can be changed to suit your mood or the season. They also make the most adorable brooches to adorn any outfit!

Jamieson & Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight
(25g/115m -100% real Shetland wool) Main shade: 2 x FC29 Green Contrasts: brown, oatmeal,
orange and dark yellow