Why begin with the Vikings? It was already 800AD when they turned up here. Others came much earlier but the Vikings are the first whose comment we can quote. A scout, sent ashore from the longboat is alleged to have reported, “Ullamhdha”, Viking for ‘Nobody Home’. They named the island ‘Ullfur’, their word for ‘Wolf Island’ then came ashore and built Glackindaline Castle on Dun Ban, a small rock-ribbed island connected by a causeway to the northwest shore of Ulva. If the Vikings cared to look, they could have found evidence of much earlier inhabitants. The standing stones of Ulva stood then where they stand today, the mute and mysterious legacy of a pre-Celtic, megalithic people who lived on Ulva around 1,500 BC and vanished before the Vikings arrived.
4 ~ ulva by Lisa Richardson
Lisa Richardson is using moss-stitch and three colours of Rowan Felted Tweed for this design. Alternating the colours in every row and the use of moss-stitch is creating a wonderful tweed effect on this feminine design.
I love this design for being so feminine and using simple stitches and colour-changes for an outstanding fabric.
2 thoughts on “4 ~ ulva by Lisa Richardson”
I love your history lessons Konrad! I do love complexity of color in this fabric. I am thinking a scarf for now though.
This is a must knit for me. It reminds me of the tweed suit I had as part of my trousseau many years ago. I agree with Shannon about the history lesson, I love learning about how places were named and the connection through the ages. I think I need to start planning my next trip to the British Isles.
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