The fleece from these sheep became the most recent batch of Wonnacott Organic Wool. They were born in 2010 and had lambs themselves in Spring 2011. The dark sheep are the result of introducing a black Zwartbles ram into the flock in 2009. We now have some beautiful colour yarn available for sale.
Edmund is happy to be wearing his own new Surprise Jacket, not just another hand-me-down from his brother!
Lucy newly arrived home and keeping warm in plenty of wool
Tricia learning to knit in the garden at Wonnacott.
Family and friends with handknitted sweaters, mostly made by Tricia. Apart from the Surprise Jacket, they are all knitted in the round and cut where necessary (for a cardigan, sleeve opening etc). They are all made with few, if any, seams.
Back row, left to right: Louise and Louise – Aran style jackets, the green one made from Coldharbour Mill wool and the red from Shetland 2ply aran weight wool.
Jack – a Meg Swansen version of a Guernsey, knitted in Coldharbour Mill wool.
Sally – cardigan with Fairisle patterns, knitted in Shetland (grey) and Coldharbour Mill (purple) wool.
In front and sitting: Opa – a Manx Loaghton and Corriedale sweater. On his lap – Benedict in a red Shetland jacket.
Tricia – cardigan made from her handspun wool. The background white is Wonnacott and the colours are the samples, in various natural fibres that Tricia produced whilst learning to spin. On her lap – Edmund in a Surprise Jacket (Shetland aran weight).
Peter – a traditional Cornish Guernsey, or Knit-frock, with a Polperro musician pattern. Standing in front of him – Tigerlily in a ‘one-in-three’ cardigan, knitted by Louise.
Wonnacott sheep with a view of Dartmoor.