Warrenfield Sock Pattern Book
Knitting and Crochet Patterns for Warrenfield Sock Yarn
This collection of 6 patterns was written to complement our fabulous new Warrenfield Sock, spun in Cornwall and grown 3 miles down the road from Beaker Button, at Warrenfield Farm.
The patterns include Merry Maidens Socks, Rockbourne Shawl, Brigantium Hat and Wristies, Castlerigg Boot Cuffs and Wristies, Ringmoor Bag, all knitted, and Fimbar Mittens and Cowl in crochet. They range from beginner to intermediate with a range of skills including Fair Isle or the Ringmoor Bag and knitting in the round on 4 double pointed needle for the Merry maiden Socks.
There are crosswheel, ammonite and daisy chain button patterns as well, along with a page of hints and tips to help you perfect your button making.
The document is printed straight from our computer on good paper.
Dorset buttons were made by hand in Dorset from the early 1600’s to 1851. They were shipped all over the world and were even worn by royalty. This cottage industry employed over 4000 people at its height, making over 100 different button types. Their popularity died overnight after the Great Exhibition of 1851, when a new button machine was showcased. Many families were left destitute and emigrated to escape starvation, and the art was more or less lost. The W.I. and others have kept this fabulous craft alive and now you can learn how to make them too.
Dorset buttons are coming back in a big way. Here at Beaker Button we love using modern colour and materials to create a contemporary twist on this fabulous craft. There is nothing more trendy than personalising your project with your own hand stitch Dorset button!