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Doggerland Collection

Doggerland: Knits from a Lost Landscape is a collection of accessories inspired by this submerged landscape. It uses motifs commonly found on artefacts from the Middle Stone Age and seeks to take you on a journey through landscapes of your own.  The idea for the Doggerland collection first came to me when I was looking at artefacts in the National Museum of Denmark’s Prehistory section. I was looking at a bone antler fragment carved with beautiful, simple designs when my partner started reading aloud a piece about the lost region of Doggerland – a Mesolithic landscape now lost to the North Sea between the UK and Scandinavia. I loved the simplicity of the carved antler and I loved the story of a lost landscape that once formed a land bridge between Denmark (where I grew up) and Britain (where I now live).

The collection consists of 8 accessories.
The full collection costs £15buy now.

Interview_Karie1 The Ronaes shawl is inspired by marine archaeological finds at the Ronaes Skov settlement in eastern Denmark. The site bears evidence of systematic fishing – and I was inspired to use a geometric motif reminiscent of both fish scales and primitive fykes. The shawl is knitted lengthwise in garter stitch and is shaped with easy short rows. The elaborate edging is knitted on sideways. The yarn used is an organic heavy laceweight with a beautiful handle. The pattern contains written instructions whilst the lace edging is both charted and written out.

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Hoxne is named after a small village in Suffolk. Hoxne was inhabited as early as 320,000 years ago but the site shows signs of continual flint tool production through the ages. Flint is one of the key materials of North European prehistory – and I knew I wanted to design a shawl evocative of flint tools. The shawl is knitted in soft, organic laceweight. It is a semi-circle shawl with wide garter stitch sections interrupted by easy lace. The pattern contains written instructions. The lace is both charted and written out. It takes approx. 700 yrds of 2ply yarn.

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July 2013 241Inspired by a Scottish archaeological site, the Gillean hat is a great introduction to colourwork. It takes its name from Caisteal nan Gillean, a Mesolithic site on the island of Oronsay. The site is known for its vast amount of shell deposits as well as stones and bones. The hat uses beautiful organic yarns that reflect an isolated island environment.

The pattern contains written instructions with colourwork charts.

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July 2013 286The Gillean wrist warmers are designed to be a project suitable for colourwork beginners. The wrist warmers employ no shaping nor increases/decreases, thus allowing the knitter to focus on the meditative nature of of the knitting.

The wrist warmers uses beautiful organic yarns produced in an island community and colours rooted in the landscape. They are a companion piece to the Gillean hat.

The pattern contains written instructions with colourwork charts.

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August 2013 073Ythan is a snug unisex hat worked in a rustic aran-weight yarn. Twisted stitches carve their way to the shaped crown while the central motif consists of travelling stitches reminiscent of Mesolithic carved artefacts.

Ythan is suitable for a knitter with a little experience. The pattern contains full written instructions with cable charts.

Choose the size closest to your head circumference – due to the nature of the fabric, Ythan has a snug fit.

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Vedbaek is a real comfort knit. Despite looking complex, the shawl is at its heart a simple, rhythmic knit designed to give you comfort both during its making and afterwards.

The shawl is directly inspired by the Mesolithic finds of Bøgebakken, a site within the small seaside town of Vedbæk, Denmark. The finds revealed continuous settlements and a sense of generations passing their lives in one place.

The shawl is knitted in a soft, rustic 4ply/fingering-weight yarn and uses approx. 700 yrds.

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