Updated: Oct 27

The Cumulonimbus Sweater is a continuation of my appreciation for cloud formations, the super fluffy yarn used in the pattern really is like a big fluffy cloud. The v neck is wide and deep giving plenty of space to show off your favourite fancy collared shirt. Worked top down in the round you can customise the length to suit, increase the positive ease for a more relaxed fit.



Sizes: A (B, C, D, E) (F, G, H, I)


32” (36”, 40”, 44”, 48”) (50”, 54”, 58”, 62”) / 82cm (91cm, 101cm, 111cm, 121cm) (131cm, 142cm, 152cm, 162cm)


*actual garment size, choose a size with at least 2" / 5cm positive ease


Yarn: Sample knitted in Snefnug by CaMaRose in 7310 askegra (110m/50g). However you can use any yarn that meets the gauge.


Yardage: 350g (400g, 450g, 470g, 500g) (550g, 600g, 620g, 650g)


770m (880m, 990m, 1034m, 1100m) (1210m, 1320m, 1364m, 1430m)


Needles: 4.5mm & 5.5mm circular needles and/or DPNs


Gauge: 12 stiches & 16 rows per 4” / 10cm


Deadline: 8th December 2021


Apply here!





It's that time of the year when the leaves are changing colour, the nights are getting longer and of course pumpkins are appearing everywhere! So if you're not so green fingered why not knit yourself some pumpkins instead?


This pattern is super simple and can be made in any weight and type of yarn, fluffy smooth, colourful, chunky, whatever you've got hanging around in your stash!



Yarn:


Anything you want! The chunkier the yarn the bigger the final pumpkin will be. I used the following yarn & needle combinations to get different sized pumpkins:


Large Red: Super bulky (60m/100g), 9mm, final size approx. 8" / 20cm, used approx. 60g


Small Yellow: Chunky (110m/100g), 5mm, final size approx. 4" / 10cm, used approx. 40g


Needles:


Use a needle size 1mm smaller than recommend for you yarn of choice. This ensures you don't have a very gappy pumpkin. You can use either DPNs or circular needles.


Stuffing:


Yarn scraps, fabric scraps or toy filling, whatever you've got hanging around!



Pattern:


Cast on 42 leaving a long tail, and join to knit in the round


*k6, p1* 6 times to end of round


Repeat until your piece is approximately twice as long as it is wide.


Cut your working yarn leaving a long tail, use a darning needle to thread the yarn end through the live stitches and remove your knitting needles. Pull the end of the yarn tight to close the top of the pumpkin, weave in the yarn end.


Use a darning needle to thread the cast on yarn tail through the cast on stitches, stuff your pumpkin full and pull the hole tight.


Using the remaining yarn end wrap the yarn around the pumpkin along one of the purl ridges and pull tight as if to slice the pumpkin in half.


Secure this wrap by weaving into the central base of the pumpkin then repeat the wrap and weaving in for the two remaining purl ridges.


Weave in the remaining end making sure this is secured to keep the shape.


To make the stem use a contrasting colour to make a short 3 or 4 stitch wide icord and sew this onto the nicest looking end of your pumpkin.


If this is your first time making an icord check out this great tutorial from tin can knits: https://blog.tincanknits.com/2019/01/26/how-to-knit-an-i-cord/




Updated: Oct 27


!! OPEN ONLY FOR SIZES D+ !!


The Stratus Sweater is simple yet interesting and engaging to knit. With a high and chunky neckline its perfect for autumn and winter and will go with just about any outfit! Worked top down in the round you can customise the length to suit.


Sizes: A (B, C, D, E) (F, G, H, I)


32” (36”, 40”, 44”, 48”) (50”, 54”, 58”, 62”) / 82cm (91cm, 101cm, 111cm, 121cm) (131cm, 142cm, 152cm, 162cm)


*actual garment size, choose a size with at least 2" / 5cm positive ease


Yarn: Sample knitted in BFL/Masham Aran by Hook & Light in Natural (165m/100g). However you can use any yarn that meets the gauge.


Yardage: 450g (500g, 550g, 600g, 650g) (700g, 750g, 800g, 850g)


630m (700m, 770m, 840m, 910m) (980m, 1050m, 1120m, 1190m)


Needles: 4.5mm & 5mm circular needles and/or DPNs


Gauge: 16 stiches & 23 rows per 4” / 10cm


Deadline: 26th November 2021


Apply here!