Pre-Order Now for early May delivery! (note all items ordered with this KAL Kit will be shipped together mid-May. Original & Jasper will be restocked approx 21st May )
We invite you to join our exciting new KAL with Di Gilpin for the stunning Blue Moon Wrap - Di's homage to artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
The Blue Moon uses a palette of 5 shades of Lalland (10 x 50g balls total) and the intarsia knitting technique, which is fabulous for working with block colours in your knitted piece.
But as with each technique there are tricks and hints that can help you on your way. So, our KAL includes weekly Zoom sessions with Milli, Di & Sheila when we can pass on our personal intarsia tips for anyone new to the technique.
The KAL will officially kick off on Friday 28th May! You're very welcome to go at your own speed, but our official finish date and Zoom Show Off party will be on Friday 2nd July. (Zoom sessions will be 8-9pm British Summer Time)
Your KAL Kit includes:
• Your Yarn - 10 x 50g balls of Lalland for your choice of Kit*
• PDF Pattern (sent by email)
• Invite to join weekly Zooms with Di, Sheila & Milli, including an opening night virtual cocktail party (exclusively available with KAL Kit purchases from Tribe)
• A very special gift just for you!
You will also need:
• 3.75 mm (US 5) needles
• Tapestry needle for darning your ends
26 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4") over stocking stitch using gauge size needle(s). Use 3.75mm (US 5) as a starting point for swatching.
Measure gauge carefully over specified pattern. Needle sizes are given as ‘starting points for swatching ‘for information only - gauge on specified needle size varies very widely among knitters and swatching is encouraged.
140 cm (55") x 62 cm (24 ½")
We are SO EXCITED for this KAL, and the prospect of a beautiful wrap for cool Summer evenings, when we might be allowed out again!
Click here for more information on beautiful Lalland - a very special yarn.
*If you'd like to build your own bespoke kit colours, feel free to book a Virtual Session with us so we can build it out.
A x 2 balls
|B x 3 balls
|D x 2 balls
|E x 2 balls
|C x 1 ball
To create original and intensely beautiful pieces of hand knit which not only protect us and tell a story, but transport us in the wearing, into a dream time inspired by the ever-changing land and seascapes of Scotland. To have the wearer feel the spirit of the wild free mountains, and islands, wherever they may be.
My knitwear design studio has its origins in a semi-ruined croft on the Isle of Skye. I had settled there in 1983 with little more than a rucksack containing a tent, wool and knitting needles.
I have worked with many Yarn companies over the years and created for Rowan the Rowan Scottish Tweed, which was made at the Harris Tweed mill in Carloway, Isle of Lewis. I wrote a book of designs in this amazing yarn, 'Shorelines" with patterns focused on intarsia, colourwork and gansey knitting.
From those early beginnings, I have developed an international fashion brand, working with leading designers including Graeme Black, Erdos 1436, Hancock VA, Mark Fast, Topshop Unique, Cabbages & Roses, Sophia Kokosolaki and Nike. Read more about our Collaborations.
Now based at Comielaw Farm on the Balcaskie Estate we have a beautiful showroom and design studio alongside a work room for classes and a kitchen.
We have recruited a great team of skilled home-knitters based across Scotland. There is a core specialist team, who live within a 15-mile radius, to create the one-off pieces and special commissions desired by private clients, fashion designers and the catwalk.
A single Di Gilpin garment could take us as long as two months to create, hand-knitted in the finest Scottish yarn, inspired by our rich cultural heritage and provenance, making it among the most intricate and show-stopping pieces of couture available anywhere in the world.
For the past few years we have been working in tandem with La Fetiche, a Paris Glasgow Fashion label founded by April Crichton and Orely Forestier.