Mother Earth's luscious biodiversity makes unrivalled design inspiration! The Flora & Fauna collection by The Yarn Collective introduces four brand new patterns by indie designers inspired by vintage botanical illustrations.

Poimia headband by Fiona Alice

Fiona Alice's gorgeous Poimia headband knitting pattern in Fleurville 4 Ply, features a beautiful blueberry fair isle motif which was inspired by foraging through Finnish woodlands and reconnecting with nature.

'The body of the headband is first knitted in the round. One side of the headband is embroidered with this blueberry plant motif. A few blueberries will be on the other side. The leaves are created with duplicate stitch, the stem with a few chain stitches and the blueberries are embroidered on last. Then the headband is seamed together,' explains Fiona.

Fiona Alice blueberry headband inspiration
Spending time in the forest to forage and gather your own food has been a magical experience. I thought blueberries would be a fitting nature motif to incorporate into this design" Fiona Alice

Tamarisk Scarf by Cheryl Eaton

Reflections of the enchanting Tamarisk tree weave their way along this sumptuous scarf design by Cheryl Eaton. This beautiful project was inspired by hand illustrated antique botanical prints.

Biodiversity Heritage libraryTamarisk Scarf - Scarf Knitting Pattern by Cheryl Eaton

The pattern stitch of the central panel features a twisting vine of travelling stitches and yarn overs, which borders a floral pattern stitch. Designed in an ethereal Moss shade of The Yarn Collective's Bloomsbury DK yarn, we can wait to get wrapped up in this beautiful knitted scarf!

Lacy cardigan by Harriet Hill

The delicate knitted fabric of this Lacy Cardigan by Harriet Hill makes our heart flutter! With its feather and fan lace motif in The Yarn Collective Rivoli Sport, this vintage-inspired cardi has us daydreaming of birds and butterflies! Its elegant fabric and drape looks so sumptuous especially in a zesty fondant colour palette.

Harriet Hill Flora and Fauna Cardigan

Fleurville Jumper by The Petite Knitter 

For wild hearts who love the great outdoors this stunning Fleurville Jumper by The Petite Knitter yearns for adventure. The beautiful fair isle leaf motif, with top down yoke construction, was inspired by the arctic willow plant. Designed in romantically rustic natural hues of The Yarn Collective Fleurville 4 Ply, this beautiful knitwear includes instructions to adjust the shape so you can opt for a more fitted or boxy look - depending on what you fancy!

Biodiversity 2Fleurville Jumper by The Petite Knitter

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Yaz Joy Vigus

Yaz Joy Vigus is a Copywriter at LoveCrafts. She loves creating inspiration pages, roundups and content for the LoveCrafts community. She’s experienced first-hand how crafting can help practice mindfulness and wellbeing. One of her fave ways to unwind is curling up with her latest crochet project and a good movie!