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  • Issue 10 - Heirloom | Official Pattern Preview

    August 23, 2023 12 min read 1 Comment

    Hi lovelies! A very, very warm welcome to our official pattern preview of Issue 10 – Heirloom. Our Fall & Winter 2023 issue is dedicated to pieces that we love to knit and wear for years, and years to come, and that then become true heirlooms. Passing them on to a beloved friend or family member or tucking them away for the next generation, or the right recipient to come along - these designs will truly stand the test of time.

    In addition to the patterns mentioned below, Issue 10 also features two wonderful, personal essays: Alicia de los Reyes explores the journey of her Cuban great-grandmother's Danish sweaters, and Maureen Lewicki takes us through 50 years with the same baby dress.

    Ursula | Susanna Kaartinen

    Ursula, Susanna Kaartinen's stunning cabled wrap, is named after her grandmother, who also was a knitter. Intertwining cables and bobbles on a beautifully textured background make this piece so fun to knit, and super cozy to wear.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    Total length: 197 cm / 77.5”
    Total width: 43 cm / 17”

    YARN
    Hudson + West Co. Forge, 70% U.S. Merino, 30% U.S. Corriedale, 215 metres / 235 yards per 100 g)
    1100 metres / 1205 yards
    Sample shown is knit in colourway Red Feather.

    NEEDLES
    5 mm / US 8 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60 cm / 24” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    GAUGE
    18 sts x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in horizontal rib stitch, after blocking)

    Dancing Sunlight | Barbara von Stieglitz

    Dancing Sunlight is a super sweet sock design by Barbara von Stieglitz - potato-chip-y to the max if you ask me! Inspired by traditional Bavarian knitwear, these cuff-down socks combine twisted stitches, 1/1 cables and lace to a beautiful pattern.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
    Finished foot circumference: 20 (21.25, 22.5, 23.75, 25) cm / 7.75 (8.25, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75)”

    YARN
    Garthenor Organic, Snowdonia Sock (75% Romney, 25% Hebridean Wool; 200 metres / 219 yards per 50 g)

    MC: 190 (220, 260, 315, 360) metres / 210 (245, 285, 350, 395) yards
    CC: 45 (55, 70, 85, 100) metres / 50 (65, 80, 95, 110) yards
    Sample shown is knitted in colourways Bala (MC), and Juniper (CC). Hanna Lisa wears a size 2 with 1.75 / 0.75" of negative ease.

    NEEDLES
    2.25 mm / US 1 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32“ (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    This pattern uses the magic loop technique. To use double-pointed needles, divide sts between 4 needles, and rearrange sts accordingly to accommodate the pattern.

    GAUGE
    30 sts x 48 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in charted pattern, after blocking)

    Connected | Julia Exner

    Connected by Julia Exner embodies our theme "Heirloom" on multiple levels: Cables stand the test of time when it comes to knitwear and allude to the connections forged through heirlooms, and the oversized fit ensures that the sweater will fit recipients with different body shapes.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 106 (113, 120, 127, 134) [143.5, 148.25, 157.5, 162.5, 171.75] cm / 41.75 (44.5, 47.25, 50, 52.75) [56.5, 58.25, 62, 64, 67.5]” – recommended to be worn with 22-28 cm / 8.5-11” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    Nature’s Luxury, Homey Svelte (100% Merino; 310 metres / 339 yd per 100 g) and Silk Divine (60% Mohair, 40% silk; 240 m / 262 yd per 20g) held together throughout

    885 (965, 1080, 1100, 1180) [1270, 1335, 1455, 1540, 1665] metres / 970 (1055, 1180, 1205, 1290) [1390, 1460, 1590, 1685, 1820] yards of each yarn
    Sample shown is knit in colourway Light Grey (Homey Svelte) and Ivory (Silk Divine). Ingrid wears a size 3 with 17 cm / 6.75" of positive ease.

    NEEDLES
    5.5 mm / US 9 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
    5 mm / US 8 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle one size smaller than main needle)
    4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle 2 sizes smaller than main needle)

    This pattern uses the magic loop technique.

    GAUGE
    17 sts x 24 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round in stockinette stitch, holding both yarns together, on largest needle, after blocking)
    18 sts x 25 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round in 1x1 twisted ribbing, holding both yarns together, on middle-sized needle, after blocking)
    54 sts x 24 rounds = 21.25 cm x 10 cm / 8.5” x 4” (in Chart B3, on largest needle, after blocking)

    Tweeddale | Jennifer Brou

    Jennifer Brou creates wearable art with her knitwear designs, and Tweeddale is no exception. In it, she combines a modern shape and drop-shoulder sleeves with stunning geometric colorwork inspired by the huck embroidery featured in her tea towel collection.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 95 (102.5, 110, 117.5, 127.5) [135, 142.5, 150, 157.5, 167.5] cm / 37.5 (40.25, 43.25, 46.25, 50.25) [53.25, 56, 59, 62, 66]”- recommended to be worn with 15.5 - 17.5 cm / 6-7” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    Wool & Palette Sport (100% Merino / Rambouillet; 285 metres / 312 yards per 100 g)

    MC: 740 (790, 860, 930, 1015) [1080, 1150, 1230, 1345, 1440] metres / 810 (870, 950, 1025, 1120) [1190, 1265, 1355, 1480, 1585] yards
    CC1: 345 (370, 400, 430, 465) [495, 525, 555, 605, 640] metres / 380 (410, 440, 475, 515) [545, 580, 615, 670, 705] yards
    CC2: 100 (105, 115, 125, 135) [145, 155, 165, 180, 195] metres / 110 (120, 130, 140, 150) [160, 175, 185, 200, 215] yards
    CC3: 25 (25, 25, 25, 25) [25, 30, 30, 30, 30] metres / 30 (30, 30, 30, 30) [30, 35, 35, 35, 35] yards
    Sample shown is knit in colourways White (MC), Pineapple (CC1), Light Peach (CC2), Peacock (CC3). Ingrid wears a size 3 with 7 cm / 2.75" of positive ease.

    NEEDLES
    3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
    3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle one size smaller than main needle)

    This pattern uses the magic loop technique. To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least at least 80 cm / 32” instead of double-pointed needles.

    GAUGE
    24 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round & worked flat, in stockinette colourwork, on larger needle, after blocking)

    Rose des Sables | Caroline Blay

    Headbands have been a fashion accessory ever since ancient Greece, and so I was delighted to see Caroline Blay's superb take on them with Rose des Sables! It's central lace pattern is combined with an integrated i-Cord edge and the sweetest bow to hide the one grafting seam.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3)
    Finished headband circumference: 46 (51, 56) cm / 18 (20, 22)” - recommended to be worn with 5 cm / 2” of negative ease.

    YARN
    El Robledal de la Santa, Moherino (50% Spanish merino, 50% Spanish mohair; 400 metres / per 100 g)
    El Robledal de la Santa, Silky mohair (75% Fine Kid Mohair, 25% Mulberry silk; 420 metres / per 50 g)

    80 (90, 100) metres / 85 (95, 110) yards of each yarn
    Sample shown is knit in colourway Tina. Hanna Lisa wears a size 1 with 10 cm / 4" of negative ease.

    NEEDLES
    3.5 mm / US 4 needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    GAUGE
    23 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in lace stitch, with yarns held together, after blocking)

    Brackendale | Fiona Alice

    I love unexpected stitch pattern combinations, and so I was thrilled when I saw Fiona Alice's idea for Brackendale! An intricate cable panel on the front, centered, and the back set off with a contemplative textured pattern - absolutely wonderful.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 104 (112, 122, 129.5, 139.5)[147.5, 157.5, 161.5, 171.5, 181.5] cm / 41 (44, 48, 51, 55) [58, 62, 63.5, 67.5, 71.5]” - recommended to be worn with 25.5-30.5 cm / 10 - 12” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% Merino, 30% Corriedale; 215 metres / 235 yards per 100 g)

    1170 (1290, 1415, 1555, 1710) [1880, 2060 2260, 2480, 2720 ] metres / 1280 (1410, 1550, 1700, 1870) [2055, 2255, 2470, 2710, 2975] yards
    Sample shown is knit in colourway Gold Leaf. Hanna Lisa wears a size 3 with 22 cm / 8.75” of positive ease.

    NEEDLES
    5 mm / US 8 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60-80 cm / 24-32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
    4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle with a cable length of at least 60-80 cm / 24-32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
    4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of 40 cm / 16” (or two sizes than main needle to obtain gauge)

    GAUGE
    20 sts x 26 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in 2x2 ribbing, on middle-sized needle, after blocking)
    18 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in purl twist stitch pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)
    22 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in Chart A cable pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)

    Crystal | Izabela Grzybek

    Izabela's family collects crystal vases and passes them down from generation to generation - true heirlooms. No wonder then that that is what inspired the gorgeous Crystal Socks! They're worked cuff-down, with a genius heel construction that makes sure they fit high insteps well without interrupting the pattern.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
    Finished foot circumference: 20 (21.25, 22.5, 23.75, 25) cm / 7.75 (8.5, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75)” – recommended to be worn with no ease.

    YARN
    woollentwine Corriedale Sock (100% Corriedale wool; 400 metres / 438 yards per 100g)

    255 (270, 280, 295, 315) metres / 280 (295, 305, 325, 345) yards
    Sample shown is knit in colourway Oxalis. Hanna Lisa wears a size 2 with 1.75 / 0.75" of negative ease.

    NEEDLES
    2.5 mm / US 1.5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    This pattern uses the magic loop technique.

    GAUGE
    32 sts x 44 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)
    36 sts x 44 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in cable motif, after blocking)

    Old Love | Terri Maue

    The golden age of ski fashion in the late 70s and early 80s inspired the utter delight that is Old Love by Terri Maue. Geometric colorwork combined with a bit of light texture and a thorougly modern shape - a bit boxy, with drop shoulders - make this a true wardrobe staple.

    We'll have kits for Old Love available as of September 5!

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 90 (101, 112.5, 118, 124) [134.75, 141, 146.5, 157.5, 169] cm / 35.5 (39.75, 44.25, 46.5, 48.75) [53, 55.5, 57.5. 62, 66.5]” - recommended to be worn with 11-18 cm / 4.25-7” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    BC Garn Semilla Melange (100% Certified Organic Wool; 175 metres / 191 yards per 50 g)

    MC: 555 (605, 680, 720, 770) [825, 850, 885, 970, 1065] metres / 605 (665, 745, 785, 840) [900, 930, 970, 1060, 1165] yards
    CC1: 275 (295, 320, 335, 375) [400, 450, 470, 500, 525] metres / 300 (325, 350, 365, 410) [435, 490, 515, 550, 575] yards
    CC2: 190 (225, 260, 305, 325) [380, 420, 460, 525, 595] metres / 210 (245, 285, 335, 355) [415, 460, 505, 575, 650] yards
    Sample shown is knit in colourways Rust 12 (MC), Anthracite 04 (CC1), and Vanilla 21 (CC2). Ingrid wears a size 3 with 9.5 cm / 3.75" of positive ease.

    NEEDLES
    4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
    3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle one size smaller than main needle)

    This pattern uses the magic loop technique. To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least at least 80 cm / 32” instead of double-pointed needles.

    GAUGE
    21.5 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
    21.5 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in colourwork pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)
    21.5 sts x 33 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in Pebble Stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)

    Ocean Breeze | Bernadette Hassett

    Intricate lace combined with stripes and slip stitch garter ridges - Bernadette Hassett took inspiration from vintage baby blankets and turned it into Ocean Breeze, a super wearable shawl that's also so, so fun to knit.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    195 cm / 76.75” wide; 85 cm / 33.5” deep

    YARN
    Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill, La Bella Fingering (10% Alpaca/ 90% Merino; 400m/100g)
    Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill, Summer Fiesta (70% Merino/ 30% Linen; 460m/100g)

    MC: 590 metres / 645 yards
    CC: 730 metres / 800 yards
    Sample shown is knit in colourways La Bella Fingering in ‘Light Grey’ (MC) and Summer Fiesta in ‘Vintage Rose’ (CC).

    NEEDLES
    3 mm / US 2.5 circular needle with a cable length of at least 100 cm / 40” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

    GAUGE
    28 sts x 39 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)

    Gauge is not crucial for this pattern but will impact final measurements.

    Muscadine | Andrea Gaughan

    Top-down raglan, cropped fit, gorgeous yarn, stunning stitch pattern detail - what more could you want from a sweater? That's exactly what Andrea Gaughan created with Muscadine – your all-time favorite almost-sweatshirt-but-not-quite sweater.

    We'll have kits available for Muscadine on September 5!

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Finished bust circumference: 87.5 (95, 105, 112.5, 120) [127.5, 135, 145, 152.5, 160] cm / 35 (38, 42, 45, 48) [51, 54, 58, 61, 64]” - recommended to be worn with 10 cm / 4” of positive ease at the bust.

    YARN
    Abundant Earth Fiber Renew (100% US fine wool blend; 219 metres / 240 yards per 100 g)

    990 (1080, 1185, 1300, 1380) [1435, 1570, 1655, 1825, 1990] metres / 1085 (1180, 1295, 1425, 1510) [1570, 1715, 1810, 1995, 2175] yards
    Sample shown is knit in colourway Ember. Hanna Lisa wears a size 3 with 5 cm / 2" of positive ease.

    NEEDLES
    4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
    3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle one size smaller than main needle to obtain gauge)

    GAUGE
    21 sts x 29 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
    24 sts x 29 rounds = 8.25 x 10 cm / 3.25 x 4” (in the round, in Chart A, on larger needle, after blocking)
    22 sts x 28 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in twisted rib, on smaller needle, after blocking)

    Moin | Maren Odenthal

    Looking for the perfect fisherman-style hat this fall? Look no further, Maren Odenthal has you covered! Moin features cozy fisherman's rib and a genius twist on the ribbing construction for a slim, super well fitting brim.

    SIZES
    1 (2, 3)
    Finished hat circumference: 48.5 (55.5, 59) cm / 19 (21.75, 23.25)” – recommended to be worn with 5 cm / 2” of negative ease.

    YARN
    De Rerum Natura Ulysse (100% Merino; 185 metres / 202 yards per 50 g)

    Classic length:
    240 (290, 345) metres / 265 (320, 380) yards
    Classic length, two-color version:
    MC: 145 (175, 210) m / 160 (190, 230) yards
    CC: 95 (120, 135) m / 105 (130, 150) yards
    Slouchy length:
    280 (365, 430) metres / 305 (400, 470) yards
    Classic length sample 1 shown is knit in colourway Poivre Blanc. Hanna Lisa wears a size 1 with 7.5 cm / 3" of negative ease.
    Classic length sample 2 shown is knit in colourways Genêt (CC) and Argile (MC). Ingrid wears a size 1 with 8.5 cm / 3.5" of negative ease.

    NEEDLES
    2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle size needed to obtain gauge)

    This pattern uses the magic loop technique. To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least at least 80 cm / 32”.

    GAUGE
    23 sts x 60 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked in the round, in Fisherman’s Rib stitch, after blocking)

    Note: because of the way Fisherman’s Rib is worked, you will count each round worked as 2 rounds; to check your gauge, simply count the rounds as you normally would and multiply by 2

    Issue 10 is available to preorder now, both through us as well as through our stockists.

    1 Response

    Milena
    Milena

    September 04, 2023

    Alll them are lovely!

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