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by Sarah Stanfield September 10, 2020 3 min read

As part of our work preparing to get the Abbeyhill sweater design into knitters' hands we once again invited some knitters from our community to work up their version as part of our preview knitter programme.

Abbeyhill features deeply textured cables and a swingy, slightly cropped shape that you’ll love layering over… just about everything.One of the great advantages of hashtags on platforms like instagram, is that it can be easier to find answers to questions about sweater shape, or how it will fit on your body. Questions like, how will this work with my bust, can I wear this with jeans, where does that neckline fall? Our preview knitters have kindly agreed to share their size choices with the outfits they’d typically wear to help make an easier task of matching the sizing information on the pattern page with an example of what that might look like on a real, moving body.

We had so many wonderful preview knitters for this design we wanted to share them all! In this post we're showcasing the work of knitters who chose to use Tukuwool Sock for their sweaters. 

We will be sharing all our preview knitters who swatched and substituted on Friday to give you ideas of how you could work this sweater in to your wardrobes using existing stash.

Size 1 — Teresa

Yarn: Tukuwool Sock

Ease: 2.8" / 7cm

Modifications: I lengthened the body for 3-5 cm

model with dark hair wearing natural coloured cable sweater sits in a chair

Size 2 — @runallthetrailsco

Yarn: Tukuwool Sock

Ease: 9.5" / 23.75cm

Modifications: none

asian model with olive skin standing on grass wears neutral coloured sweater and pink shorts
close up image of cables around the hem of a sweater, displayed on a mannequin

Size 3 — Melanie, @mjbknits

Yarn: Tukuwool Sock

Ease: 5" / 12.5cm

Modifications: none

model sits outdoors wearing purple sweater next to some flowers
The back of a model standing outdoors wears a purple sweater

Size 4 — Monica

Yarn: Tukuwool Sock

Ease: 5" / 12.5cm

Modifications: I made the body 2 inches longer to hit my hipbones.

An Asian female model wears a green cabled sweater and shorts, standing against a railing
The back of an Asian female model wearing a green sweater and shorts, with arms outstretched

Size 6 — Kate, @ifitaintkate

Yarn: Tukuwool Sock

Ease: 6-7" / 15-17.5cm

Modifications: none

A white plus-size woman wears a natural colour cabled sweater and stands in front of a brick wall
the back of a white plus size female model wearing a cabled sweater, standing to face a brick wall

Size 6 — Ravelry: ravinroscoe

Yarn: Tukuwool Sock

Ease: 2" / 5cm

Modifications: I added six rows of length to the torso so that the sweater wouldn't be super-cropped on me. Doing so didn't affect the swing or design of the torso.

an overweight, middle-aged Black/African-American woman wearing a red cabled sweater holding a pair of red glasses
close of cabled hem detail on a red sweater laid flat

Size 8 —Ashleigh

Yarn: Tukuwool Sock

Ease: 4.5" / 11.25cm

Modifications: Extra six rounds on the body (about an inch) as I’m relatively tall (just shy of 5 foot 8inches) so wanted that little extra length.

a white plus size model wearing a neutral coloured cabled sweater, standing slightly to the side
a white plus size model wearing a neutral coloured cabled sweater, standing slightly to the side

Size 9 — @vanoiseknits

Yarn: Tukuwool Sock

Ease: 14" / 35cm

Modifications: none

a model wearing a pink cabled sweater standing in a garden
split image of the back of the neckline of a pink sweater, and a close up of a cabled hem

Size 9 — Vilja, @gentlepleaforchaos

Yarn: Tukuwool Sock

Ease: 7" / 17.5cm

Modifications: I added 2 inches of length to the body.

a model in a pale cropped cabled sweater standing in a garden next to flowers

Pattern and kits are now live!

Want to knit an Abbeyhill of your own? Kits feature Tukuwool Sock, a lustrous wool from Finland in rich heathered colours. It’s tightly spun with three plies for a rounded structure with ideal stitch definition for the cabled border. There’s also nylon for increased durability, because we know you’ll be wearing Abbeyhill over and over. A digital copy of the pattern is also included with kit purchases. Order your kit here.

Have something perfect in your stash? The digital pattern is also available to purchase separately for immediate download so you can get started with swatching straight away. 

We can't wait to see all these sweaters so please do tag us on social media and show us your progress using the hashtag #AbbeyhillSweater!

Coming up on the blog...

We'll be taking a look at another round of preview knitter's Abbeyhill sweaters, knitted in a variety of different yarns.

Sarah Stanfield
Sarah Stanfield



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