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.
Our preview knitters for Abbeyhill did such a wonderful job we couldn't resist another blog post to show you their work! This time, all the versions featured use a range of different yarns which we hope gives you ideas for yarn substitutions that work for your needs. (Find the first blog post where our preview knitters used Tukuwool Sock here.)
Yarn: Quince & Co Chickadee Organic Heathers
Ease: 3" / 7.5cm
Modifications: I made my sleeves bracelet length, shortened by 1" for my size.
Yarn: Rauma Finull PT2
Ease: 7.5" / 18.75cm
Modifications: Lengthened the body to 33 cm or 13 inches from cast on before joining the body and sleeves. Used Kitchener grafting for underarms for seamless join.
Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers
Ease: 14" / 35cm
Modifications: I lengthened the body by 11.8 inches/30 cm after cables section.
Yarn: own yarn
Ease: 8" / 20cm
Modifications: I wanted a slightly more cropped body so took 10 rows off the body length; I also like a deeper yoke so added those 10 rows back onto the yoke before the decreases. I did 2x2 rib for the neck so it would match the cuffs and hem just because I like those to match.
Yarn: Ripples Crafts Hand Dyed Yarns Cochrane
Ease: 3” / 7.5cm full bust, but 8” / 20cm from upper bust
Yarn: Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply Sock/Sport Weight
Ease: 2.75" / 7cm
Yarn: Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino
Ease: 7" / 17.5cm
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!
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