Issue 428 • Grace's Cowl Neck Pullover
My young friend Grace asked her mother to knit a sweater, but not just any sweater. Grace knew exactly what she wanted; the sweater had to be chunky, have a cowl neck, side openings, and of course it had to be soft and oversized. Grace's mother Pattie asked me which yarn would be best and I immediately thought of Chalet, after all who could resist Chalet's silky soft texture.
This sweater is totally Grace's design; all I did was translate into numbers what Grace wanted. After a warm start to the winter here in Massachusetts, last week we got some colder temps along with snow and ice, so Grace can now happily wear her sweater.
(file size: 1.1 MB; published January 5, 2015)
70% Baby Alpaca • 30% Bamboo
3-3¾ sts/inch on US 11-10 (8-6 mm) needles
98 yards/50 gram hank
handwash cold/dry flat
- 8 naturally undyed shades
Chainette yarns are well-deserving of their popularity...the construction simultaneously provides strength and lightness. Add a luxury fiber blend of baby alpaca and bamboo to that inherent lightness and you have Chalet, a decadently soft yarn with a lovely drape in a chunky weight from our MountainTop Collection of yarns spun from natural, undyed fibers. Chalet looks great knit at a wide variety of gauges and textures.
Chalet's colorful cousin, Chateau is the same super-soft baby alpaca/bamboo blend with a chainette construction. It knits up quickly, which is perfect for last-minute gifts. Any pattern written for Chalet will knit-up just as beautifully in Chateau.
Debuting today! Moreai is an everyday cardigan with a round neckline and set-in three-quarter sleeves.
In addition to January's monthly pattern collection Wooded Glen, we will be introducing a brand new PDF pattern each week along with our free Web-Letter pattern for the month of January. That's an additional four patterns to inspire your spring knitting!
100% Organic Cotton
- 4½ sts/inch on US 7 (4.5 mm) needles
- 110 yards/50 gram hank
- machine wash gentle, cold
- 21 solid and 16 handpainted shades
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