Included in the Purl &Jane Brick Yarn Box kit is:
:: The Bradley Tank Top Pattern.
:: Eight Balls of Jamieson’s Spindrift in shade A Charcoal and two balls each of shade B Heron and shade C Steel.
Measurements: this is enough yarn for the first (32″-34″ actual 35″) and second (34″-36″ actual 38″) sizes .
Additional materials needed (not included):
3mm and 3.25mm needles.
My design ideas and advice: This is the Bradley Tank Top, a simple colourwork tank top. It uses the simple slip stitch technique so you are only ever using one colour in the row. It is worked in pieces and then sewn together.
I like to give names to my patterns that relate to the pattern in some way. For me this simple slip stitch pattern remains me of brickwork. So I looked in to the history of brick making in Yorkshire and found there was a Victorian company from Wakefield that specialised in manufacturing braickmaking machinery. They were called Bradley & Craven Ltd.
I chose the Jamieson’s yarn because of it’s history. It is a Shetland yarn that is exactly that, the fleece is grown, sheared and spun on the Shetland Islands. Something that is close to my heart and I love that the craft is still continuing today.
The yarn and pattern comes in the Purl &Jane Brick Yarn Box which you can use as a yarn box to keep the yarn clean and tidy as you knit as well as keep the project neatly in there while you aren’t knitting. It is the sibling to the Purl &Jane Sunshine Yarn Box and Purl &Jane Winter Yarn Box which means they can be stacked together!