Foliage, firepits, and fun knits are in full swing! With the shorter days we know what’s coming though… The colder weather ahead calls for a little preparation and a little fortitude – happily, the quick to knit Fortitude Ponchette - Pattern Download is just the thing!
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Fortitude is a unique, easy to wear ponchette that will keep you cozy all winter long. Knit in just 5 balls of Juniper Moon Farm Stratus Yarn this cozy super-cowl is incredibly warm yet lightweight in a one-size-fits-most style that looks great on everyone.
It knits up quickly in Juniper Moon Stratus, this luxurious Aran weight chainette yarn creates a surprisingly versatile and comfy accessory that is perfect for layering. The Fortitude is worked back and forth to begin, then joined to work in the round to the end. Totally seamless, totally reversible – and sized to fit most adult shoulders. Project calls for size US 9 needle and 5 balls (568 yards) Stratus, or similar weight yarn.
JUNIPER MOON STRATUS YARN
This warm, soft blend is enhanced by its chainette construction, which also allows the yarn to be as lightweight and lofty as can be, while providing a surprisingly wide range of gauges. The unique construction provides strength as well as good stitch definition in a thicker yarn without becoming too dense or heavy. Stratus makes these luxurious fibers easy to use with ample yardage and a modern, fun color palette.
Yarn: 60% merino wool, 10% yak, 10% baby alpaca, 20% nylon. Handwash in cool water, lay flat to dry. 142 yards/50 gram ball.
Gauge: 3.5-5 stitches per inch on US size 7-10.5 knitting needles; 2.75-2.5 sts per inch on size I-9 to K-10.5 crochet hook.
The Fortitude pattern is free when you buy yarn for the project – just remember to put the pattern in your shopping cart!
Also check out the Stratus Cloud Pullover for a simple and stylish sweater that anyone can knit!
The easy mix of stockinette and garter stitch makes this a perfect first sweater to knit. The soft cowl neck can be worn folded or loose and the textured cuffs and collar bring simple interest to this cold weather favorite!
The Stratus Cloud Pullover can be knit to chest measurements: 35 (39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59)” Use size 10.5 circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge), 994 – 1562 yards Stratus or similar Aran weight yarn. 16 stitches and 26 rows per 4 inches.