KPC + Jacqui Fink
Kit: Birdie & Krissy Cashmere Rolled Edge Cowl and Matching Hat
A snug circular-knit cowl and matching beanie, with rolled edges and easy shaping.
This project requires only 1 x 400g cone of Grace, our recycled cashmere in aran weight. Grace is gentle on your skin and gentle on the earth.
Available in 8 colours. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery.
Fibre: 70% Recycled Cashmere + 30% Cashmere
Skill Level: Beginner
Your kit includes:
- Grace Aran yarn in your selected colour (1 cone)
- Downloadable pattern (English (UK) written pattern, including a measurement diagram)
- Cotton Project Kit Bag
Yarn included in the kit:
70% Recycled Cashmere 30% Cashmere
600m per 400g cone ( 656 yards)
Selected colour x 1 cone
Tools (NB: not included in kit):
- 5mm 40cm circular needles
- 5mm 100cm circular needles
- Stitch markers
- Large-eyed blunt tip sewing needle
Tension (10 x 10cm):
Stocking stitch: 16.5 sts and 27 rows
Please test your tension before starting this project!
Length (measured with rolled edge)
The #Knitwell capsule collection is a collaboration between Hong Kong based KPC Yarn and extreme knitter and textile artist, Jacqui Fink.
Combining a shared passion for sustainable solutions while working with natural fibres and high-quality yarns, #Knitwell comprises a collection of luxurious yarns and hand-knit patterns which combine an understated beauty with subtle, unconventional design elements.
“I wanted these knits to have all the appeal of a luxurious piece of clothing bought from a high-end store but well within the capability of a broad spectrum of knitting capabilities”, says Jacqui.
The yarns themselves are sustainable and derived through patented technology held by KPC. Cashmere and cotton yarns are re-spun from three sources (all pre-consumer i.e. not used) and include waste fibres from yarn manufacture, yarns that have not sold and garments that are returned from retail. Instead of landfill, through KPC’s rigorous and environmentally responsible processes, they are made into new luxury handknitting yarns.
The #Knitwell collection, which includes Australian merino wool, embodies our desire to create yarns and textiles that support the ethical treatment of animals, are environmentally friendly, and follow responsible protocols and sustainable practices.
“It was important for me to solve a problem with this collaboration. The light footprint of these yarns, their re-use and sustainability ties in with my philosophy around making fashion a circular process. Yes minimising waste, but also delivering the highest quality of product”, says Jacqui, “Hence our hashtag #ourchoicesmatter”.
#Knitwell for the benefit of our animals, our environment and our wellbeing
The #Knitwell collection is the result of a collaboration between many talented women across a range of creative disciplines. Devoted to celebrating the contributions of these inspiring multi-taskers Jacqui has acknowledged them by naming a design after each.