Snazzy scarecrow

Wandering around a local National Trust kitchen garden recently with 2 (non-knitty) friends I’ve known since college days, enjoying the sunshine, catching up with news, and gently walking off our generous lunch, I didn’t expect to come across a fashionable scarecrow sporting a knitted fair isle tank top!


Of course, I had to have a quick look to check construction, yarn, and so on. Sadly, not a hand-knit, and it had certainly seen better days, but it looked perfect in this timeless setting.

The scarecrow can be found at Wightwick Manor and I’m sure it (she?) will be there for the rest of the summer, protecting the crops from eager birds.

The late 19th century house of Wightwick Manor is surrounded by pretty gardens and is decorated with Arts and Crafts furnishings, including William Morris designs and Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Well worth a visit!


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Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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2 Responses to Snazzy scarecrow

  1. swissrose says:

    Lovely Wightwick!! I went in November when the gardens were empty and waterlogged – maybe the scarecrows were tidied away wearing woolly socks?! It would have been sacrilege if that fair-isle jersey had been hand-made 😮

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