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Blue Moon Wrap Kit by Di Gilpin

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  • We've created kits for this exciting new pattern by Di Gilpin. The 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.

    Your Kit includes:
    • Your Yarn - 10 x 50g balls of Lalland for your choice of Kit*
    • PDF Pattern (sent by email)

    You will also need:
    • 3.75 mm (US 5) needles
    • Tapestry needle for darning your ends

    Gauge
    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.

    Measurement
    140 cm (55") x 62 cm (24 ½")

    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.

  • KIT Original Jasper
    Ruby Meadow-
    sweet
    Flame
    A x 2 balls
    Coruisk Crowdie
    Broch Haar Haar
    B x 3 balls Coral Jasper Ruby Beechnut Beechnut
    D x 2 balls Laggan Broch
    Morion
    Driftwood Driftwood
    E x 2 balls Furze Furze Storm P Meadowsweet Flame
    C x 1 ball Bellsrock Storm P Agate Crowdie Crowdie
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    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.