Posted on Monday, October 8 2012 at 8am
Have you got your copy of Simply Knitting 99 yet? If you have you’ve probably noticed a profusion of cosy knits with interesting stitch textures.
Folksy Weekend, a chunky jumper by Sarah Hatton, is knitted in delicious Rowan Frost, with 20% alpaca providing a very soft, extremely warm yarn.
In this raglan design, cables and ridges provide dips and peaks reminiscent of winter shores or frosted fields where the low winter sun transforms every furrow into a work of art. In short, it’s a great country-inspired knit with bags of city chic.
“Frost is a beautiful soft, lofty yarn with a lovely subtle metallic hint,” says Sarah Hatton. “I designed this sweater to mimic the yoked sweater look which is so popular. I know many people dislike circular needles and so I have worked the design as a traditional seamed sweater. While the yarn does have a metallic element I think this would look great dressed up or down and would look as good with jeans as with this season’s lace.”
Whether you’re exploring flea markets, having a coffee with friends or venturing off for a muddy walk, you’ll stay snug and warm.
This is definitely a pattern designed to help you eschew the indoors and enjoy the briskness of this season, whatever landscape you plan to spend it in.
To ensure you enjoy this project even more, Cucumberpatch have generously agreed to give Simply Knitting readers a full 15 per cent off Rowan Frost.
To order, call 01782 862332 or visit www.cucumberpatch.co.uk. Valid until 30 October 2012.