This year marks ten years since baa ram ewe, my favourite local yarn store opened its doors. They are having a yarn celebration with a special batch of Titus, their first ever yarn, in 12 shades from their signature palette.
Titus is a stunning 4ply yarn with a Yorkshire accent. It blends the beautiful long locks of the quintessential Yorkshire Sheep, the Wensleydale, mixes it with the finest of all the British sheep breeds, the Bluefaced Leicester, and then adds a little alpaca, just like Yorkshire’s Victorian mill owner Sir Titus Salt did with his cloth.
Titus is one of my favourite yarns to work with. It is very soft, knits up beautifully and the colours are just stunning. Probably my favourite design I have made in Titus is Weirwood.
Weirwood trees are one of the signature images from the Game of Thrones TV and book series, with their beautiful white trunked trees and five-pointed crimson leaves. Within the stories they are sacred trees and many scenes take place under their bows.
Titus is the perfect yarn for this pattern with White Rose making a beautiful white background to show the crimson leaves knitted in Heathcliff, Rose Window, Bantam and Coal.
One of the things I love about releasing patterns into the wild is watching what other people do with them. Mooseloon used the pattern to make a very beautiful jumper rather than a cardigan, and rather ingeniously made a headband for her swatch!