Ode to Autumn is a rectangular wrap, knit from one end to the other, using two skeins of fingering weight yarn and a skein of mohair lace. This Autumn wrap is third in the four-shawl collection, Four Seasons, and draws its name and inspiration from one of John Keats’ finest poems, To Autumn. In this poem, Keats personifies the autumn season as a harvester and friend of the sun. In three stanzas, the Keats describes the different aspects of the season – growth, harvest and finally decline/death. The poem is rich in imagery and exhorts us to enjoy the transitory and short-lived beauty of the season before the dreary winter sets in.
About Four Seasons: Four Seasons is a collection of four shawls/wraps for each season. Each design is inspired by a poem that celebrates that season, while also conveying a deeper meaning and philosophy of life. All the designs are knit in collaboration with Eden Cottage Yarns.
Finished Measurements 70” 178 cm long x 25” 63 cm wide after wet blocking.
Yarn MC - Eden Cottage Yarns Oakworth 4 ply (100% NZ Polwarth; 436 yards 400 meters/100 grams): Faded Blooms (1 ball) CC1 - Eden Cottage Yarns Carlisle Fingering (100% merino fingering; 436 yards 400 meters/100 grams): Rose Bed (1 ball) CC2 - Eden Cottage Yarns Eldwick Lace (70% Kid Mohair, 30% Mulberry Silk; 459 yards 420 meters/50 grams): Rambling Rose (1 ball)