This exciting collaboration is a co-curated palette of yarn celebrating Christine Chitnis’s new book, 'Patterns of India'. Plus a stunning and exclusive shawl design 'Rivers and Winding Roads' by Tif Neilan.
The Book :: “Patterns of India is a visual experience that offers intimate insights into the diverse and richly hued Western Indian culture. Color is the thread that binds the vast country together, defining every aspect of life from religion and politics to food and dress. Organized by the five dominant colors royal blue, sandstone, marigold, ivory, and rose, this book explores how deeply color and pattern exist in a symbiotic relationship and are woven into every part of the culture. For instance, the fuchsia found in the draping fabric of a sari is matched by the vibrant chains of roses offered at temple, and the burnt orange spices in the marketplaces are reflected in the mehndi decorating the palms of brides and their wedding guests. While every color is imbued with meaning, it is often within the details of patterns that the full story comes to light.”
The Pattern :: River and Winding Roads is a delicate, lightweight shawl / wrap, inspired by the juxtaposition of shapes and patterns in nature and our surroundings.
The Yarn :: Knit up in Moon Sisters, FDF’s fingering weight merino, nylon, and bronze stellina blended yarn. The bronze is very subtle and classy.
Hard Copy of ‘River and Winding Roads’ pattern design by Tif Neilan
- ‘Patterns Of India’ book
2 Skeins of Moon Sisters,
York [teal blue]
Dumplin [light pink]
Desert Rose [darker pink]