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Thanks everyone for your support of our custom knits. We look forward to 2021 being a great year and hope to continue to support the needs of our awesome customers

Thank you for shopping at The Knit Tree. We appreciate all our customers.  After over 50 years of operating The Knit Tree.  I am still phasing into my semi-retirement plan.  My goal is to continue offering you quality custom knit products by narrowing down the number of knits we offer.  For the present time I will not be taking custom orders for the knit Winona Camo™ garments: jackets, pants, vests, hoodies, ect. on the web site until I get caught up with my existing orders.   I will keep some of  the Winona Camo™ hat category, the Native American, and Yarn, Kits and Patterns categories. I will be updating the online store to reflect these changes and look forward to hearing from you in the coming years.

Have a Great Day, Sharon

Bear is honored in this 4 color Pacific Northwest Knit Blanket
$140.00
SKU: 4cBlanket_bear

This Blanket is designed to honor the Bear of the Pacific Northwest Coast. There are many online web sites that describe their interpretation of the meaning of different cultural symbols. www.quwutsun.ca/symbols.html says: "Each animal that we have in our culture has its own special meaning; we connect ourselves to these animals because they have similar symbolisms to our own personality" ~ " Bear symbolizes consistency and stability of action, has the ability to discover the inner truth about oneself, and has great self awareness, with a desire to deliberate about choices and actions." Search the web for sites that share these cultural meanings of the totems and many mythology legends involving the bear.

Native American Reproduction
Designed and Handloomed by Sharon Nani ~ a Non Native and owner of The Knit Tree

The Pacific Northwest Coast Art is applical to many Indian Nations ranging from Alaska to Northern California. This would include: Tlingit, Tahltan, Kaigani Haida, Nisga's, Gitksan, Haida, Haisla, Coast Tsimshian, Nuxalk, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, Oweekeno, Nuu-chah-nulth, Makah, Coast Salish, Tolowa, Yurok, and Wiyot.

The Art of the Pacific Northwest Indian Nations is a unique art style all of its own. The different graphic shapes are used to interpret different body parts and characteristics for each animal drawing dependant upon the region. These are harder to depict in a knitwear design where the sutle curves and definite lines must fit in smaller spaces with rectangular shaped knit stitches.

Common features which are used in the "Sitting Bear" are the black formline which defines all the parts. Inner designs of the head use the Ovoid for the eye orbit, crescents and trigons defining facial symbols. Split U shapes separate the head from the body. Follow the Bear's leg and foot shapes as seveal ovoids, split U's, trigons, and crescents surrounded by the black formline divide the legs from the rest of the body. Our Sitting Bear interpretation is sitting under a tree shaped trigon with three crescent leaves.

The edges of the blanket are bordered by a geometric PNW basket design of Pine Trees with  Gold Pine Cones.

  • Pacific Northwest Coastal Art Style
  • Inspired from the art of the Pacific Northwest Coast
  • Hand Loomed for Quality Workmanship and Personal Care
  • Double Bed Jacquard Fabric
  • Main Design: Motif:  Sitting Bear
  • Acrylic Yarn
  • Care Instructions:
  • Acrylic: Machine Wash Cold Water and Machine Dry Knit Cycle
    Traditional colors of Red, Black, Gold, White, and Turquoise
  • Size: approximately 37" wide by 72" long

Sizing varies slightly dependent upon the fiber, color and motif combinations

Price: $140.00