The Herbalist by Melissa Tyler

The Herbalist

February 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in Ripple Shell Stitch
6.0 mm (J)
328 yards (300 m)
16" wide across shoulders x 13" from neck opening to point
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This pattern was originally published as Close Knit’s contribution to the 2021 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 4-14, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. This pattern is available for download individually or as part of the 2021 Pattern Collection: Gratitude.

A rummage through your pantry, a walk around your neighborhood, or a stroll through the woods will likely bring you into contact with a number of familiar plants: Rosemary, Dandelion, Yarrow, Plantain, Lemon Balm, Violet, Mint, Rose… not only do these plants, and many others, contribute variety, beauty and flavor to our lives, they also each hold unique medicine. They can be uplifting, grounding, energizing, soothing, and powerfully healing. Sometimes their medicine can be accessed by adding herbs to our tea or to our cooking or by crafting tinctures and salves, but often we receive their medicine by just being near the plants. I feel a deep and profound gratitude for the many ways in which people and plants are connected and how unselfishly the plants share their numerous gifts with us.

Illimani Amelie (56% Silk, 40% Alpaca, 4% Merino) 164yds, 2 skeins color ZP55, Hunter Green

US J/10 hook (6.0mm)

5 shell repeats x 10 rows over 4”

Tapestry Needle
Removable Stitch Markers

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Finished Measurements
16” wide across shoulders x 13” from neck opening to point