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Di Gilpin

Geo Snood Pattern

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  • Online Download - the pattern will be emailed to you upon purchase.

    A beautiful reflection of the colours of our landscape: Geo is a complex mix of cables and fair isle and colour to create an organic strata as found in the geological features of Shetland….to create a larger snood simply use a bigger needle…maybe 4mm…and with 4 colours to chose it is a great design for playing! With 4 balls of the Lalland Lambswool you can knit a 2nd snood as well!

    YARN
    Di Gilpin Lalland, 100% Scottish lambswool, 50gr/ball. Pattern uses three balls knitted together.
    1 ball each of 4 colours (shown in Haar, Coille, Driftwood, Furze)

    PLEASE NOTE THAT 2 SNOODS CAN BE KNITTED FROM THIS AMOUNT OF YARN.

    NEEDLES
    1 set 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) circular needles 40-60 cms long, or double pointed needles, or needles suitable for your preferred method of working in the round. Cable needle and stitch marker.

    TENSION
    4 sts and 36 rows using 3.75mm needles in cable pattern from chart.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    Circumference 24.5 ins (62 cms)
    Depth 8.5 ins (21 cms)

  • Ingredients:
    100% Lambswool

    Length:
    175 meters (191 yards)

    Weight:
    50g

    Gauge:
    Light DK  / Sport
    Tension of 10cm x 10cm: 25 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch on 3.75mm needles
    3.25 - 4mm (US 3 - 6)

  • 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.

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