Knitscene Winter 2016 has hit the right note with this collection influenced by baking. Ribbing around the collar, hem and sleeves is reminiscent of icing laid in perfectly spaced lines. The bulky yarn pushes this project forward at a quick pace so that you can wear your sweater soon! No seaming is necessary with a top down, raglan sleeve sweater that is worked in the round. If you are a novice to colorwork, this is a relatively easy project due to the single color and evenly spaced stripes.
Both Nevado by Cascade Yarns and Techno by Blue Sky Fibers use modern technology to blow the fibers into a casing that is easy to knit up and does not split. This creates a very lightweight but warm garment that is rather fluffy and somewhat hazy. Both yarns are natural colors only.
Kit includes Knitscene Winter 2016 with pattern inside (while available) or pattern only and selected yarn.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Nevado by Cascade Yarns (39% Llama / 38% Wool / 23% Nylon; 100g/164yds): 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) Skeins MC & 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins CC. Shown in Charcoal & Almond. Now available for PRE-ORDER. Please allow at least 10 business days for shipping. Please contact us for color availability before placing order.
ALTERNATE YARN: Techno by Blue Sky Fibers (68% Alpaca / 22% Silk / 10% Merino Wool; 100g/160yds): 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) Skeins MC & 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins CC. Modern technology makes TECHNO a feather-weight genius: baby alpaca is blown into a mesh tube of silk for really fast knitting with no splitting. In-Stock & SPECIAL ORDER available now! Choose any 2 colors. Club Gray and Fame most closely match photos shown. Please allow at least 10 business days for shipping Special Orders; please contact us for color availability before placing order.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep Co (85% Wool / 15% Mohair; 113g/125yds): 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8) Skeins MC & 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) Skeins CC. This yarn is hand selected for this pattern as an affordable option due to the heathered colors and shall work up at the correct gauge in a wider range of colors. This yarn will not create the slight halo of Nevado or Techno. PRE-ORDER is available in selected colors. Please allow 10 business days for shipping.
NEEDLES: Size US 10.5 / 5.5mm & US 11 / 8mm 16" & 32" circular needles as well as set of Double Point Needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, stitch holders; tapestry needle
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
GAUGE: 12 sts and 18 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle
SIZE: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust-37.25 (41.25, 45.25, 49.25, 52, 56)" modeled with 5.25" positive ease.
YARDAGE: 820-1312 yds
Images courtesy of Harper Point Photography / Knitscene