There is an abandoned house near mine that is so overgrown in wild rose bushes and apple trees, that I did not even know it was there until the first autumn when all the leaves fell. I have not started to harvest the rose hips but the apples are delicious. Nature really does provide what you need, you just have to be able to see it.
Liene wanted a cardigan sweater. She lives in a wood heated home behind a castle by a lake, and kept insisting that she gets cold and needs something warm, thick and chunky. I knit up a wool, mohair, silk and cotton blend that I then machine wash wool cycle, so its a bit like boiled wool. Easy to care for, super warm to wear. My Liene sweater coat can be worn either side on top, I use a hatpin, brooch or belt to keep it shut, a hairpin or even a toothpick will work.
This is not just any wool, its from Latvian and Estonian raised sheep, spun in Pāce in a factory where no chemicals are used for washing, and their mineral dyes are as natural as possible. There is lots of lanolin in the yarn and you may find a few bits of meadow chaff in there too, its as real as can be.
chest measured across a bit below the armhole - 48cm (19")
length from top of shoulder to hem - 71 cm (28")
fold in half and measure center back to cuff - 76 cm (30")