Malhamdale throw


Hand knitting was once an everyday craft taking place in the dales. Very few products remain which show the skill and intricate designs once in common use. Drawing inspiration from traditional dales knitting designs, still preserved in gloves from the 19th and early 20th centuries I have created a range of luxurious throws.
Using just one colour and translating the two coloured gloves into knit and purl designs. With a ribbed surrounding border to pay homage to the cuff.

This throw was knitted using Jacob wool, a naturally piebald variety, the colour grey just being selected. The wool is undyed, from British sheep and woven from fleece to yarn in Yorkshire. The throw weighs just under 1.6 kilograms and is in a super chunky yarn. It took over 17 hours to knit using just two needles.

The Malhamdale throw draws inspiration from a design called ‘midge and fly’ from the early 19th century. It is a checkerboard design with a cluster of four crosses (the flies) repeated throughout. Using knit and purl stitches to form the design, this throw can be displayed using both sides.

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Super chunky wool

Knitted in grey Jacob wool

Keeps you warm on spring days

Beautiful traditional pattern

Edged in rib

Midge and fly stitch

Spot the flies in amongst the midges

luxurious pure new wool in grey Jacob wool

Additional information

Weight 1700 g
Dimensions 142 × 150 cm