Lascaux Fine Collection
Ancient Arts Fibre Cras
Lookbook
2021
Table of Contents
Small Accessories
Kaze Hat 6
Polar Vortex Hat 8
Coffee Break Hat & Scarf 10
Autumn Blossom Hat & Mittens 12
Introduction 4
Contributors 34
Keep in Touch 36
Small Accessories
Kaze Hat 6
Polar Vortex Hat 8
Coffee Break Hat & Scarf 10
Autumn Blossom Hat & Mittens 12
Shawls
Oak Leaf & Acorn Shawl 14
Flamme Shawl 16
Flight of Arrows 18
Twisting Waters 20
Slack Tide Wrap 22
Garments
Brindled Pullover 24
Illuminated Cardigan 26
Chill Companion 28
Stormy Monday 30
Verity 32
Introduction
Photo Credit: Kim Everett
Ancient Arts Fibre Cras has always been about the connection
between the past and the present. reads, and yarn, bind us together
both literally and guratively; providing continuity between the
people making the earliest textile work more than 30,000 years ago to
the people making the latest yarn creations published today. We are
connected by threads both in time and around the globe. No matter
where we are we are united by a shared love of working with yarn.
e theme for this collection is drawn from this history and from
these connections: it is a theme of history, of diversity, and of sharing!
When we began work on this collection, we couldn’t have known that between the submissions call and the
publication process wed be headed into a pandemic, nor had we any idea of how many COVID-19 challenges
would be coming our way, repeatedly throwing o production plans. Flexibility and creativity took center stage as
we juggled ways to move forward while keeping everyone safe. Physically distanced photoshoots were held over
a series of short, small, outdoor shoots to minimize risk, and our amazing co-workers graciously became models
as well! Everyone involved put in a tremendous amount of work under dicult circumstances and in the end it
brought us closer in spirit even when we remained physically distant.
is pattern collection celebrates a very special yarn, Lascaux Fine, which speaks to the very heart of the
connection between ancient and modern textiles and people. is yarn incorporates the natural colour and
cushiness of Manx Loaghtan Wool, a rare iron-age sheep breed from the Isle of Man, and the drape and lustre of
Punta Arenas Wool, a modern Corridale sheep from Chile. ese wools together create a ngering weight two-
ply yarn perfect for all manner of garments, shawls and accessories. We asked designers from around the world
to dream up ideas to showcase this yarns range and versatility, and we hope you will agree that the results are
absolutely stunning!
We’ve included designs here from designers from all walks of life, and are proud to include people of many
genders, and from the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities. We included designers just beginning their
professional careers and designers at the height of their careers. All highlight the wonderful qualities of Lascaux
Fine in elegant lace, in lightweight textures, and in stunning arrays of colour. We know that the projects within
these pages will keep you busy and cozy year-round, providing many years of comfort. ank you for joining us
and please enjoy!
All the best,
Caroline Sommerfeld
Photo Credit: John Hedges Saepes Knossos
Kaze Hat
Small Accessories
Duke of Nikko
Yarn
Indus Valley ~ Pyrite
Polar Vortex Hat
Small Accessories
Maria Do Souto
Yarn
Denim 5 ~ Syrah ~ Irish Linen ~ Poison
Coffee Break Hat & Scarf
Small Accessories
Kate Schimmer
Yarn
Dark Roast ~ Dark Chocolate ~ Milk Chocolate ~ Bronze
Cinnamon ~ Nutmeg ~ Iced Coffee ~ Irish Linen
Autumn Blossom Hats & Mittens
Small Accessories
Jessie McKitrick
Yarn
Baby Aubergine ~ Pebble ~ Syrah ~ Matcha ~ Papaya
Oak Leaf & Acorn Shawl
Shawls and Wraps
Caroline Sommerfeld
Yarn
Indus Valley ~ Pyrite ~ Cinnamon
Flamme Shawl
Shawls and Wraps
Jayalakshmi MH
Yarn
French Bordeaux
Flight of Arrows Shawl
Shawls and Wraps
Lana Jois
Yarn
Berrylicious
Twisting Waters
Shawls and Wraps
Padma R
Yarn
Classic Blue
Slack Tide Wrap
Shawls and Wraps
Fiona Munro
Yarn
Dune Grass
Brindled Pullover
Garments
Michelle Porter
Yarn
Denim 2 ~ Denim 4
Illuminated Cardigan
Garments
Evelyn Siatra
Yarn
Irish Linen ~ Wheat ~ Nutmeg ~ Denim 1 ~ Denim 3
Denim 5 ~ Happy ~ Hearthside ~ Summer’s End
Chill Companion
Garments
Nadya Stallings
Yarn
Oak
Stormy Monday
Garments
Moira Engel
Yarn
Rill
Verity
Garments
Kristen TenDyke
Yarn
Heart
Contributors
Jessie McKitrick
Design Coordinator
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
Caroline Sommerfeld
Chief Yarn Officer
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
Michelle Hazel
Tech Editor
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
Corinna Ferguson
Tech Editor
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
Evelyn Siatra
Knitting Designer
Fiona Munro
Knitting Designer
Jayalakshmi MH
Knitting Designer
Kate Schimmer
Knitting Designer
Kristen TenDyke
Knitting Designer
Lana Jois
Knitting Designer
Maria Do Souto
Knitting Designer
Michelle Porter
Knitting Designer
Moira Engel
Knitting Designer
Nadya Stallings
Knitting Designer
Padma R
Knitting Designer
Duke of Nikko
Knitting Designer
Jessie McKitrick
Design Coordinator
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
Corinna Ferguson
Tech Editor
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts
Jennylynn Fields, BFA
Photographer
Graphic Designer
Stephanie Seufert
Photographer
Landscape Photography by
Jennylynn Fields, BFA
SPYD Photography
Keep in Touch
Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts