We are covering “sheep to shawl” in Episode 7 in our interview with Canadian founders of the Philosopher’s Wool Company, Ann and Eugene Bourgeois. Our guest knitter takes us to Austin, Texas, and we also visit a witches hut deep in the German woods. Dealing with gauge in Fair Isle projects, and more knitting fun.
Bring and Brag
Nothing to show this Episode!
Lovage, by Marie Wallin
Andrea’s current project is Lovage, a fairisle sweater designed by Marie Wallin.
The pattern is available in the book Windswept, a collection of Marie Wallin’s patterns in fairisle, cables and a little crochet.
The saga continues…
Knitters of the World – Steven Self
Steven Self from Austin, Texas, is our guest on Knitters of the World this Episode.
You can find Steven:
Instagram: @sevenlefts (Check out his resident Armadillos!)
From the Archives
Guido by Carlo Volpi
Carlo Volpi is a London based menswear knitwear designer who did a MA Textiles programme specializing in knit at the Royal College of Art in London.
The Guido pattern was published in the Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine number 55.
The yarn is the Rowan Purelife Revive, which is made from recycled cotton, silk and viscose.
Andrea’s 1950s top
This is an original 1950s short-sleeved woolen top, knitted by Andreas grandmother around 50 years ago.
Interview – Ann and Eugene Bourgeois – The Philosopher’s Wool Company
Ann and Eugene Bourgeois are the founders of The Philosopher’s Wool Company. Their DVD provides a beautiful guide to Fair Isle garment construction, including the Two-Handed Fair Isle technique that Ann and Eugene have taught for decades. You can buy the DVD and the Philosopher’s yarns and patterns via their website or at their farm shop.
The Philosopher’s Wool Company
Eugene talked about the campaign against the construction of a nuclear waste facility by the banks of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. You can find out more about the campaign at:
Friends of Bruce
SOS Great Lakes (Website should be opened in August.)