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Pyrite - Kit

Color
Silica
Oast
Nut
Mountain Creek
Thistle
Autumn
Size

What the Kit Includes

5 (5, 5, 5, 6) [6, 7, 7, 7, 8] skeins of Life in the Long Grass' Highland DK - enough yarn to make the Pyrite Sweater in your chosen size, including a little bit extra so that you can swatch comfortably without worrying about running out of yarn.

About Pyrite - The Pattern

Pyrite is a boxy pullover with deep v-neck, ¾ length sleeves and all over cables. It is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up, starting with the long ribbed hem, then worked in rounds up to the armholes, where stitches for back and fronts are separated and worked flat, up to the shoulders.

When both fronts and back are done, the shoulders are grafted together. After the body is completed, sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole, and worked down to the cuffs in rounds.

Designed by Hanna Maciejewska for our Issue 8 - Campfire.

About Life in the Long Grass' Highland DK - The Yarn

Looking for that perfect yarn to show off cables, or a subtle color variation in a simple stockinette sweater? Enter Highland DK! A mix of Corriedale, Merino, and other wools, it's sourced in the Peruvian Highlands and spun in a local mill to support local farmers and promote sustainability in the region. It's wonderful for sweaters, cardigans, and hard-wearing accessories like hats or shawls!

Customer Reviews

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Claire C in NYC
LOVE

I was able to get the kit just before the release of Issue 8 and thought this would be a true challenge project based on the picture. Turns out the pattern is so clear that it's much more fun than challenging. I couldn't be happier with the yarn. It is substantial but not too heavy and blocks out very soft with incredible stitch definition. The color was true to the photos in issue and online. I'm super excited to be wearing this beauty very soon.

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Barbara von Stieglitz
Dream knitting!

The LITLG-yarn is a dream! I decided for the „Thistle“ colourway which is really leads you to a walk along a field in late summer, when the long and hot summer sun has painted every green with a yellow, brown and orange tone. I am very much looking forward to knitting this cabled sweater which will a great companion for the fall season.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
Finished bust circumference: 99.75 (106.75, 114, 121, 128.25) [35.25, 142.5, 149.5, 156.75, 171] cm / 39.25 (42, 44.75, 47.5, 50.5) [53.25, 56, 59, 61.75, 67.5]” - recommended to be worn with 15-22 cm / 6-8.5” of positive ease at the bust.

YARN
Life in the Long Grass Highland DK (100% Untreated Highland Wool; 225 meters / 246 yards per 100 g)

915 (960, 1005, 1070, 1170) [1240, 1325, 1435, 1545, 1655] metres / 1000 (1050, 1100, 1170, 1280) [1350, 1450, 1570, 1690, 1810] yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Autumn. Paloma wears a size 3 with 32 cm / 12.5" of positive ease. Emma wears a size 3 with 16 cm / 6.25" of positive ease.

NEEDLES
4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle one size smaller than main needle)

GAUGE
20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat and in the round, in reverse stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking)
22.5 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat and in the round, in cable pattern, on larger needle, after blocking)
28 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat and in the round, in 2x2 ribbing, on smaller needle, after blocking)

NOTIONS
• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
• Cable needle
• Spare needle for grafting
• Darning needle
• Scrap yarn
• Stitch markers
• Tape measure

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
• (A) Back neck width: 19 (19, 21.5, 21.5, 21.5) [23, 23, 23, 23] cm / 7.5 (7.5, 8.5, 8.5, 8.5) [9, 9, 9, 9]”
• (B) Front neck drop: 17.5 (19, 19, 20, 20) [22.5, 22.5, 22.5, 25, 25] cm / 6.75 (7.5, 7.5, 7.75, 7.75) [8.75, 8.75, 8.75, 9.75, 9.75]”
• (C) Armhole depth: 17.5 (19, 19, 20, 20) [22.5, 22.5, 22.5, 25, 25] cm / 6.75 (7.5, 7.5, 7.75, 7.75) [8.75, 8.75, 8.75, 9.75, 9.75]”
• (D) Bust circumference: 99.75 (106.75, 114, 121, 128.25) [135.25, 142.5, 149.5, 156.75, 171] cm / 39.25 (42, 44.75, 47.5, 50.5) [53.25, 56, 59, 61.75, 67.5]”
• (E) Side length from underarm: 37 cm / 14.5”
• (F) Upper sleeve circumference: 29 (33, 33, 37, 37) [43, 43, 43, 47, 47] cm / 11.5 (13.25, 13.25, 14.75, 14.75) [17, 17, 17, 18.75, 18.75]”
• (G) Sleeve length from underarm: 29 (29, 29, 31.5, 31.5) [31.5, 32.5, 32.5, 32.5, 32.5] cm / 11.5 (11.5, 11.5, 12, 12) [12, 12.75, 12.75, 12.75, 12.75]”
• (H) Sleeve cuff circumference: 18.5 (21.5, 21.5, 22.75, 22.75) [22.75, 25.75, 25.75, 28.5, 28.5] cm / 7.5 (8.5, 8.5, 9, 9) [9, 10.25, 10.25, 11.25, 11.25]”

DESIGNER & CONTRIBUTORS
Designer: Hanna Maciejewska
Models: Paloma Isa Mercado & Emma Fierberg
Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
Tech Editing: Jessica Schwab
Graphic Design: Camille Romano

• Non-superwash
• 100% highland wool (Corriedale, Merino & other breeds, Peru)
• DK weight: 225 meters per 100 grams / 246 yards per 3.53 ounces
• Recommended needle size: 4 - 5mm / US 6 - 8
• Worsted spun, 3ply

SUSTAINABILITY CHECK
• Highland DK is created from fibers grown in the highlands of Peru. The spinning process is kept local with a small mill to support farmers and promote sustainability, before the yarn is transported to Ireland where it's hand-dyed by the LITLG team.
• Fiber origin: Peru
• Spinning mill: Peru
• Finishing & dyeing: Ireland

We're always excited to talk yarn and knitting and answer any questions you might have!

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Yes! All our kits include a little bit more yarn than the pattern calls for so that you can comfortably knit up your swatches.

Yes! All the yarn you'll receive will be from the same dyelot.

Yes and yes! You can purchase any extra skeins (say, if you want to lengthen the sweater or sleeves) at the same time as purchasing your kit. Simply head over to the individual yarn listing of the yarn included in the kit and add the skeins you'd like to purchase extra to the cart. Shipping will be combined, and we'll always match the dyelots.

You'll need knitting needles of the size(s) that will get you the gauge stated in the pattern. You'll also need the items listed under "Notions" in the "Pattern Details" section. Please note that our knitting kits - unless otherwise stated - do not include the pattern.

We're here to help you with any questions that you might have on the pattern! You can always send us an email to hello@making-stories.com and we'll help you out.

We also have tons of articles on our blog that focus on helping you get the best results for you in your knitting as well as our resource page where we have links to videos and tutorials for every technique used in our patterns.

All our yarns are non-superwash, so any project is best washed by hand in lukewarm (not hot!) water, using a little bit of wool wash or gentle soap. Take care not to wring the fabric, but gently squish any excess water out of it, wrap it in a towel, roll it up, and do a little "dance on the towel" to press any remaining water out of the sweater. Then, lay it flat to dry.

We also have a few articles on the blog with our favorite tips how to care for your knits!

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