As keen supporters of The Campaign for Wool, Baa Baa Brighouse is launching the Ganny Lock Knit-A-Long (KAL) to celebrate UK Wool Week 2016.
Ganny Lock is the first pattern to be designed solely using Baa Baa Brew, our 100% British Bluefaced Leicester DK yarn which is reared and sheared in the UK, then spun and hand dyed in Yorkshire using traditional methods.
It is available in eight colours, including two new shades for the Autumn/Winter 2016 season, all of which are named after areas of Brighouse, the town in which the yarn was dyed. They are Thornhills, Woodhouse, Brookfoot, Rastrick, Clifton, Hove Edge, Bailiff Bridge and Wellholme.
Ganny Lock was designed by Baa Baa Brighouse owner, Elaine Jinks-Turner, and named after a lock on the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal which at one time played a crucial role in the Yorkshire textile industry and wool trade.
It is a large wrap-around style shawl which uses two contrasting skeins of Baa Baa Brew. It features stocking stitch, lattice lace sections, stripes which echo the gates and fencing of Ganny Lock and a waved lace edging symbolic of the canal.
Thank you to all who took part in The Ganny Lock Knit-A-Long.
For those who would still like to do the KAL, all seven pattern installments can be found below.
The Knit-A-Long is free to join but you will require two skeins of Baa Baa Brew in any two colours of your choice to complete the shawl. Ganny Lock is knitted flat and though straight needles can be used, we would recommend using 4mm circular needles with a long cable to accommodate the large number of live stitches you will be working with as the project progresses.
Ganny Lock is an ideal intermediate project and a perfect way to get a head start with your Christmas present knitting!