Oatlands by Alison McCarney


June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
142 - 241 yards (130 - 220 m)
Toddler (42-46cm); Child/Teen (46-51cm); Small Adult (52-56cm); Large Adult (57-61cm)
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The farm from which White Gum Wool originates has a wonderful story. I dream of one day going to visit Nan, the lovely shepherd and owner behind the brand, on her farm in Oatlands, Tasmania. I would love to shadow her as she works, observing the sheep that give us this most beautiful wool, and their interaction with the land. Nan often talks about the different kinds of vegetation to which her sheep have access, and this variety in plant matter is what inspired my OATLANDS hat. Cables and moss stitch work together to represent the landscape of the White Gum Wool farm, providing both rich texture and incredible warmth. Perhaps, some day, I will wear this beanie on Nan’s farm.

The samples shown have been knit in the colourways, “Flax Lily”, and “Natural”.

AOMORI is part of the White Gum Wool Wrapped Collection.
Photography: Lisa Kuilenburg
Models: Sarah and Suki of SewKnitLove

You will need 130/155/185/220m, including pompom.

Toddler (to fit 42-46cm)
Child/Teen (to fit 46-51cm)
Small Adult (to fit 52-56cm)
Large Adult (to fit 57-61cm)

26 sts/32 rounds over 10cm in pattern on 4mm needles
22 sts/32 rounds over 10cm in stocking st on 4mm needles

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, and has been test knitted.

Thank you to Lisa, for her beautiful images; Allison, of Kniterations, for her tech editing skills; Sally Oakley, of Sallyravels, for her time and organisation in putting this collection together; Nan Bray, of White Gum Wool, for yarn support; and my wonderful test knitters, for sharing their time and feedback.