Winter is coming and I am very excited to release my Winter Blooms book today!
Weirwood just had to be the first pattern and the cover photo of the book and I have loved designing and knitting this long flowing cardigan. Weirwood trees are one of the signature images from the Game of Thrones TV series, with the beautiful white trunked trees with five-pointed crimson leaves growing during the opening credits. Within the stories they are sacred trees and many scenes take place under their bows.
This became the inspiration for the yoke leaf pattern of this cardigan, and the long length represents the tall white trunk of the tree.
The sleeves are flared and the garment just swings when you walk with such lovely drape in this yarn. I used baa ram ewe Titus yarn in White Rose for the main colour and Heathcliff, Rose Window, Bantam and Coal as the colours for the leaf stranded pattern.
The cardigan is simple to knit as it is knitted in one piece and then steeked - which is far easier than it sounds! The gentle waist and hip shaping gives an elegant look and the wider neck suits many shapes.
The buttons are ones that I sell in my shop and just fasten the yoke together, allowing the rest of the cardigan to flare and swing.
Weirwood is available now for instant download as an individual pattern or can be purchased with the e-book. The next two patterns will be released on Sunday 17th September. As I mentioned in my last post, the patterns will be updated over the next year to the book but it can be purchased now as an e-book or pre-ordered as a print copy with a free e-book.