Peter Rabbit Pattern eBook (7 Knitting Patterns)


Wherever you go in the English Lake District, one thing is certain: You will see sheep —on the fells, in the valleys, and even on the lakeshore. You may notice that many of these sheep are grey or black with white faces. They are Herdwicks, native to Cumbria.

Miss Beatrix Potter, famous for her series of little books about Peter Rabbit and his friends, is less well known as Mrs. Beatrix Heelis, farmer, needleworker, and conservationist. It is after she married at age 47, and her eyesight began to fail, that she spent all of her time in the Lake District, managing the farms she’d purchased with the profits from her books, breeding Herdwick sheep, and even serving as the first woman president of the Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association. In the end, Beatrix Heelis, née Potter, left over 4,000 acres, fifteen farms in all, to the British National Trust for the preservation of the rural landscape and lifestyle she had come to love.

Throughout the pages of this booklet, you will find information about places to visit.

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