Crafting on the web, Designing, Knitting, Seasons

whitehorse pullover

Happy New Year, everyone!

With Winter well and truly upon us, ’tis the season for hardworking, but stylish, knitwear!  So it’s a good time to share my latest design for Interweave Knits (IK), part of their current Winter 2018 issue – the Whitehorse Pullover!

(All photos are courtesy of Harper Point Photography.)

This sweater first came to me as a classic rib pullover but with a twist (no pun intended): the ribs migrate across the front and back of the sweater thanks to cable crosses! 

With a modern easy shape, I wanted this sweater to be a wardrobe staple whether you’re going skiing or, like myself, looking forward to the après-ski scene more 😉 The body is oversized and doesn’t have any shaping to achieve the modern look that I was going for, but the sleeves are fitted to provide warmth and a nice contrast to the body.  To maintain the structure of this bulky-weight pullover, the front and back are knit separately and seamed together.  The sleeves are also knit separately and seamed to the body for additional structure.

The pattern offers 5 different sizes, all with at least a few inches of positive ease to accommodate at least another layer underneath – it is winter, after all!

The yarn chosen by IK works perfectly for this design, as you can see from these lovely photos.  It’s “Boliviana Bulky” yarn from Cascade Yarns. This 100% merino plied yarn is fantastic stuff. Tightly spun for smooth and bouncy knitting and, being merino, it’s also extremely soft. The yarn comes in lovely neutrals, like this Ecru, or other jewel-toned colors that would make this design sing – maybe Star Sapphire or their purple Anemone?

Thank you as always to the great team at IK and Harper Point Photography for another wonderful experience. I love how the photos convey a sense of classic wintertime pursuits – and, oh, how I wish my own blue spruce trees looked that nice!

You can find this design, and all of the designs featured in this issue, here. I’ve already been contacted by a few knitters as they share their finished Whitehorse Pullovers, and it’s such a thrill to see how they make this sweater their own! Please be sure to share your pictures on Ravelry or on Instagram.

Happy knitting and happy (hopefully not too long) Winter,
xoxo Danielle