The Bamburgh Cardigan
To learn how to knit this wonderful and timeless Bamburgh cardigan, we must head to the North East of England. We will travel until we reach the land of ancient castles, historic churches and rugged moorlands. That’s when we will arrive in fiber artist Joanne Storie‘s homeland. This iconic landscape (think Hogwarts) is where she creates her signature BareFaced Yarns. It’s a perfect mix of sheep wool and baby Alpaca that strongly reflects the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Joanne’s fibers are spun by an artisan spinning mill in the heart of Yorkshire. The result is the softest yarns you can imagine. So soft that some of our colleagues at KOEL HQ have been caught snuggling up in heaps of these lovely skeins.
Jo’s design ethos is that of adding just the right amount of detail to make an impression. The understated nature of a design is the secret to its appeal. No more and no less. The Bamburgh Cardigan Joanne made for us is just that. Simple yet elegant. A new favorite garment to wear at home when days get colder and we want to cuddle up on the sofa.
Find the pattern of this genuine timeless classic in KOEL Issue 8.