Every day, we walk past healing herbs growing near us and with us. Plantain, clover, lemon balm, and dandelion have all been loved by our feet as we walk along the grass. We add herbs to our soup and sing songs of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme when we don’t feel well. We fill empty jars with flowers and hang them to dry to bring color into our lives. We turn herbs into tea to energize and strengthen us.
Upon moving to a city, I started to feel detached from the plant world. But I am learning. I don’t have to live in a cabin in the forest to have a relationship with the plants around. There are many healing plants just outside my apartment window that are present with me now. This cowl, with its repeating leaf and bundle of stems pattern, is my reminder that I am a part of Nature - even in the city.
When I saw that Marcie of BadSheep Yarns had a color-way called Plant Lady I knew it was perfect for this cowl. Much like the plants we gather, it has just the slightest variegation, and its gentle color is as soft as the scent of green on my hands. I hope to
honor that relationship, those traditions and the plants that
inspire them with this pattern.
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Suggested yarn: Bad Sheep Yarn Superwash Merino DK
Yarn weight: DK (11 wpi) ?
Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinet knit flat
Needle size: US 7 - 4.5 mm
Yardage: 220 - 230 yards (201 - 210 m)
Sizes available: 11" x 11"