Indigo Scout Shawl Kit for Loop
Limited edition Indigo Scout kit by Liz Baltesz for Loop.
We love the Scout Shawl and its playful use of colourwork so much! We are thrilled to have this kit for you put together by Liz Baltesz for Loop. Liz is also teaching a Scout Shawl class at Loop so you can try your hand at this beautiful knit and learn more about the stranded knitting and intarsia method used in this project.
THE KIT Includes:
350g of 50/50 merino/mulberry silk. The clean and green merino comes from the Falklands, and the silk from China. The merino is not superwash, so is very soft with a slight halo and great drape.
There are 5 colours in the kit:
- 100g of dark indigo (55g used in sample)
- 100g of cream (55g used in sample)
- 50g of medium indigo (43g used in sample)
- 50g of light indigo (33g used in sample)
- 50g of gold (35g used in sample)
- The kit will come in a Loop project bag.
- The kit contains details of how these colours were used in the sample, which differs slightly from the original, as it uses three shades of one colour.
- The indigo is from Tamil Nadu and has a very high indigo content.
- The plants for the gold include tansy, which I foraged locally, marigolds from a friend’s allotment, and onion skins from my kitchen.
- The cream uses weld, foraged in Essex, oak galls and a little iron.
- The leftovers could be used for a colour work hat or cowl.
- The pattern is not included but can be found through Florence Spurling's website or Ravelry shop.
Liz has been knitting for over 50 years and became fascinated with colour, starting with Kaffe Fassett and traditional Fair Isle in the 1980s.
Over the past decade, she has experimented with different forms of colour work and started designing for herself. Liz loves experimenting with varying dye plants, foraged locally or on trips around the UK. Her goal when dyeing is to produce rich and complex colours to use in colourwork projects using natural ingredients from food waste to classic natural dyes from plants such as indigo or madder.