Wednesday, November 4, 2015


If you follow me on Ravelry  or Instagram you might know that Biophilia has been in the pipeline for a while.

 I started off wanting to work with an adapted 'pod' pattern someone in my spinning guild had found and used spectacularly in a baby blanket. Alas, the pods didn't really work in with anything else, and I had to omit them. For such a simple looking pattern, this is probably the one I have toiled on the most. But it's a sweetie - I love how the seaweed like pattern fans out at the edge, and ends with a few beads at the edge, and dripping off the picot points, as if it were recently plucked from the ocean depths.

The yarn is Vintage Purls sock - in the colour Songs of the Sea. Isn't it gorgeous!
You will need approx 495 metres of yarn and 245 size 6 seed beads.

I must backtrack a little. Biophilia is a free pattern available on Ravelry, and part of KiwiYarns Sustain the Sea collection. Biophilia is a term used to describe a hypothetically innate human tendency to feel an emotional attachment to the natural world. The idea that human wellbeing is utterly dependent upon our positive interactions with the natural world and its biological diversity makes conservation of the planet’s ecological systems imperative. This decades old theory is even more relevant today as we continue to transform the planet in our quest for perpetual economic growth. Regardless of whether the tendency for biophilia exists or not, human dependence upon the natural world and its complex ecosystems is a fundamental truth, and yet we continue to plunder the Earth’s resources, and foul the waterways and seas.

But it's a free pattern with a twist, and I have a lot more to say about it - go have a look on Ravelry!

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