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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Ascutney Pullover

Ummmm, what is this lovely creation from Amy Christoffers? Is it a super cool pullover using short rows to create a gorgeous landscape look? I think it is.
Pic borrowed from Rav pattern page

The Ascutney Pullover is (free) pattern from Knitty (who are definitely still around and putting out really great stuff). We have two new yarns in the shop that would really be perfect for this. They are both fluffy and light for being thicker yarns.

The Aireado from Plymouth is just the perfect thing. And those colors all play so nicely together. This sweater would knit up so quickly and your final garment would be so soft and cuddly. I'm envisioning light grey pullover with touches of red, white, and black. Or the oatmeal as the main with purple, white, and black. Whatever you choose would be so cool.
We also have the Aereo from Cascade. It's a little bit closer to Aran weight than bulky, but I think you could make it work. We have a wider range of colors, including the variegated shades of Aereo Duo. Imagine the gold and green and a few grey together. Or maybe pinks and purples for a sunset kind of thing. So many possibilities!

As the designer points out, this sweater does not involve any intarsia. It's all short rows, which are fun and relatively easy to do. The sweater is knitted from the bottom up and all the parts are joined at the yoke with raglan decreases up to the neckline. If you've never tried this kind of colorwork, I think this would be a really fun place to start!

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