This blog post is designed as a useful resource for inspiration for a specific yarn. There are projects that use it, and patterns that call for it. It's so handy to have all this in one place! 

Just FYI - there are no links to Ravelry here. We've linked to patterns and projects that are available to purchase/view elsewhere. If they're only available on Ravelry we will say that, but not link to it. 

Keld Fingering is a beautiful blend of superwash merino with linen. The linen stands out on medium-dark colours as it doesn't take the dye the same as the wool, so on a lot of colourways it has a marled effect. The overall look is a slightly uneven yarn (it does have some gentle slubs) with linen fibres providing a little fluff, depth, and texture. It's ever so gorgeous and is ideal for summer accessories and garments, working well at a loose gauge as well as a standard 4ply gauge. It's a little thicker than its counterpart Carlisle Fingering, thanks to the linen content. If you fancy something a bit different, this is your yarn!

Four skeins of hand dyed yarn

The first part of this blog post will give you patterns that specifically call for Keld Fingering and the second part shows you our projects using this yarn. Do you have a project in Keld Fingering that you would like us to include? Email us at info@edencottageyarns.co.uk with an image and the pattern information and we will add it. This page will grow over time as more designs are released and more projects finished!

 

Patterns

For most of the designs released since 2018 you can find links to social media for the designers and publications on the Design Collaboration page HERE.

Laetus by Padma R - Lagoon

A stunning single skein project for a crescent shawl in all-over lace. The delicate points and scallops of the border give way to pretty motifs and subtle texture on the body. The shawl is worked bottom-up without short rows and the rows get shorted as you go along. There is no lace shaping on WS rows either, so it’s a relaxing knit. 

Laetus shawl by Padma Ramesh

 

Bessie Baby Cardigan by Vicky Gorry aka Vera and Bess - Meadow Rue or Robin Egg

Bessie is a pretty baby cardigan, worked in one piece, top down, with options for short or three-quarter length sleeves and button(s) or tie fastening. All sizes use less than a single skein.
Bessie Baby Cardigan

 

Trellised Vine by Michael Harrigan - Robin Egg

A beautiful lace scarf featuring a central traveling vine stitch pattern bordered by trellis-like lace stitching on both sides for the length of the scarf. This is another single skein pattern.

Trellised Vine by Michael Harrigan

 

Belle Shawl by Libby Jonson – Zeppelin and Chestnut with a mohair laceweight yarn

Swooping from smooth garter-and-stocking-stitch stripes into softly undulating textured lace, Belle is a chic triangular shawl with a gorgeous lace border and stunning stripes, finished off with a fabulous picot bind-off. You need one skein of each colour with 72m/79 yds of a fluffy laceweight yarn for the edging.

Belle Shawl by Libby Jonson

 

Bells and Whistles Shawl by Michael Harrigan - Meadow Rue and Heliotrope

A really interesting square-shaped shawl. The inner square is formed by multiples of an eyelet lace Bell pattern; and the outer square is formed by multiple rows of eyelets. This uses one skein of each colour.

Bells and Whstles Shawl by Michael Harrigan

 

Color Pop Shawl by Apoorva Designs - Summer Solstice with Coniston Fingering in Moorland 
A top-down, winged triangular shawl that uses a simple two-color slip stitch pattern that creates coloured dots and lines that run across the length of the shawl giving it a classic texture. It uses one skein of Coniston Fingering in Moorland with a small amount of Keld Fingering in Summer Solstice as the contrast colour. 

Color Pop Shawl by Jaya

 

Trinary by Padma R - Ash, Daffodil and Dianthus

A three colour stole combining three crafts - knitting, crochet and Tunisian crochet! The resulting lace pattern and colour blocking make this a stunning accessory. The stitches themselves are fairly straightforward meaning that as long as you have the basics of each skill this will be achievable. The pattern is available for FREE in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Knitty and uses one skein each of the three colours. This pattern would work best with semi-solid shades so as not to distract from the lace.

Trinary by Padma R 

 

Rose Bed Shawl by CraftDoodling - Bark and Heather

A two colour shawl alternating garter stitch with eyelets and bobbles. Pair a variegated skein with a semi-solid skein for maximum impact. The shawl is worked top down with short row wedges giving the crescent shape. You will need one skein of each colour. 

Rose Bed Shawl by CraftDoodling

 

Rosada Eyelet Scarf by Apoorva Designs - Summer Solstice 

A simple single skein scarf with eyelet details at either end. This pattern is available in I Like Knitting magazine.

Rosado Eyelet Scarf by Jaya

 

Willow Fingerless Mitts by Victoria Magnus - pattern coming soon!

Willow Fingerless Mitts by Victoria Magnus

 

Willow Hat by Victoria Magnus - pattern coming soon!

Willow Hat by Victoria Magnus 

 

 

Projects

Yume by Isabell Kraemer - Tide

A wonderful versatile tee that works with many different outfits. The lace yoke gives a bit of interest and the Keld Fingering makes it lovely and lightweight. I (Victoria) used three skeins for mine. 

Victoria wearing Yume

 

Seda Top by Linda Skuja aka eleven handmade - Meadow Rue

Another lightweight summery top with tight enough stitches to allow this to be worn without another top underneath. This is a firm favourite in Laura's wardrobe and used 2.5 skeins.

Laura wearing Seda Top by Linda Skuja

 

Humbug Scarf by Joanne Scrace - Meadow Rue with Coniston Fingering Thunder Ombre

This project was to see how the two yarns worked together when striped. The pattern is perfect to show off the ombre in the skein and the different textures of the yarns add an extra level of interest.

Humbug Scarf by Joanne Scrace 

 

Ripple Bralette by Jessie Maed Designs - Plum

I never thought I'd embrace a knitted vest top but here we are! It's great for summer days when there's a cool breeze, and it's also useful for wearing as an actual vest under other things in winter.  

Ripple Bralette by Jessie Maed

 

Vertical Stripes Sweater by PetiteKnit - Charcoal held double with Coniston Fingering Thunder

After doing lots of swatches to test out different yarns held together I became a bit obsessed with the idea of a sweater in Keld and Coniston held together. Turns out that really paid off because this sweater is a huge success for me. It's light but warm, I love the boxy shape, and it combines the best qualities of both yarns - the rustic linen blend with the gently-fluffy mohair blend. I just love it. 

Vertical Stripes Sweater by PetiteKnit

 

Fuss Free Beanie by Louise Tilbrook - Charcoal with Nateby 4ply Pumpkin Chai Latte

This pattern is written for any two 4ply/fingering weight yarns held together giving a fabulous marled effect. This is a free pattern!  

Fuss Free Beanie by Louise Tilbrook
I loved it so much I made a second in a different colour! This one uses two colourways of Keld - Fuchsia and Charcoal.

Fuss Free Beanie by Louise Tilbrook 

 

Willow by Victoria Magnus - Wild Raspberry

Written for a single skein of 4ply yarn, this shawl used just over one skein of Keld Fingering. This means there is plenty left over for matching accessories - say a pair of fingerless mitts and a lacy hat for example....  how handy that both are coming soon! 😁😉

Picture coming soon! 

 

 

 

I hope you've found this blog post useful and inspiring, and if you have anything to add please do let us know on the email address at the top. We love to see your makes!


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