KNITS Winter 2018
The [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] issue is all about the North, from Icelandic inspired circular yoked pullovers to chunky warm cables. A helpful article on tidying up your cables is conveniently included so you can tackle your next cabled project with confidence. It’s nice to see some cool and timeless patterns for guys too. Read on to see pattern highlights from this issue!
Great for him or her, the Nome pullover is worked in pieces and seamed together. Cables run all the way up the saddle shoulders, and the cabled detail is on both the front and back. This pattern calls for DK weight yarn, and I can’t help but immediately picture it in Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn. For a softer superwash version, you could try Jo Sharp New Era Merino DK Superwash Yarn. Of course, almost everything looks good in tweed: Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed Yarn sure would make this a comfy, squishy sweater.
Sizes: 37 (41.5, 46, 50.5, 55)” chest, to be worn with approximately 1.5″ of positive ease.
Yardage needed: 1470 (1680, 1890, 1890, 2100) yards DK weight yarn.
|Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn|
|Jo Sharp New Era Merino DK Superwash Yarn|
|Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed Yarn|
This long, cozy cardigan features a shawl collar and a detailed belt – small finishing touches like these make for satisfying knits. This project uses Lettlopi (Lite Lopi) Icelandic Wool Yarn, a tried and true classic.
Sizes: 37.5 (41.5, 45.5, 50.5, 54.5, 58.5)” bust, with approximately 6″ of positive ease.
Yardage needed: 13 (14, 15, 17, 19, 20) skeins color A
3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins color B
1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins color C
1 skein color D
This might be kind of a weird time to bring it up, but my knitting hero happens to be my older sister. I blame her for my “never not knitting” status (as well as my chronically tight shoulder muscles); she’s also to blame for my love of tall knitted stockings. These Yukon River Stockings made me think of my sister instantly – and then I started daydreaming about yarn. Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed Yarn would make these already cozy stockings truly decadent to wear.
Sizes: 8 (8.5, 9.25)” foot circumference; 8.75 (9.5, 10.5)” from back of heel to tip of toe; 26.5 (28.5, 30.5)” leg height.
Yardage needed: 10 (10, 11) skeins Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed Yarn
Who doesn’t like to raid other people’s stashes? I’m a professional stash-raider, having spent the better part of my life using my mom and sister’s leftover yarn. Lopi Alafoss Icelandic Wool Yarn has always been a part of those stashes; this sturdy, classic yarn is always reliable, whether the labels are faded yellow or bright and new. This Klondike pullover uses bulky Lopi for all over chunky cables, with saddle shoulders adding to the uniqueness of the piece.
Sizes: 39.5 (42, 47, 49, 54)” bust, to be worn with approximately 8″ of positive ease.
Yardage needed: 10 (10, 12, 13, 14) skeins Lopi Alafoss Icelandic Wool Yarn or
10 (10, 12, 13, 14) skeins Halcyon Geo Rug Wool Yarn.
Chunky, cozy and rustic are the name of the game with the collection of patterns featured in this [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] issue. As the nights get longer and the thermostats drop, we have no shortage of projects to keep our hearts and hands busy and warm!