Introducing Owen

Have you spotted Jennifer Wood’s newest design – Owen?

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Jennifer is such a talented designer, and I think she’s really knocked it out of the park with this one! Her design style is so distinctive you can quickly spot her designs. This design used a contiguous top down construction and disappearing / appearing cables. The construction is a modified version of the contiguous set-in sleeves method developed by Susie Myers. It’s a very cool technique that uses very rapid increases to create the slope at the top of the shoulder and then the sleeve caps. The cables are based on cables from Norah Gaughan’s book Knitted Cable Sourcebook….. look at those cables, they’re not your plain knit stitch cables!

The subtle v-neck is very delicately framed by a dividing cable, I think that it’s very flattering and suits almost everyone.

This sweater uses Nua Worsted in Harvest Moon which really shines with cable work. Just one last look at the shoulder cables:

 

Owen Details

Sizes:
Finished bust: 32.75 (35.25, 38.5, 41.5, 44, 47.25, 51.25, 54.5, 57.5, 60.75, 63.25)“/82 (88, 96, 104, 110, 118, 128, 136, 144, 152, 158) cm

Modeled in size 35.25”/88 cm with slight positive ease at the bust.

Materials:
Yarn: Stolen Stiches Nua Worsted; 60% wool, 20% yak, 20% linen; 109 yds/100m per 50g skein; Harvest Moon, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16) skeins; 720 (780, 965, 1060, 1115, 1255, 1360, 1470, 1540, 1665, 1730) yds; 660 (720, 885, 975, 1025, 1155, 1250, 1345, 1415, 1525, 1590) m

 

Want to knit your own?

You can find the Owen pattern here.

You can find Nua Worsted here.

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Coming Soon – Petiole

Petiole

I’ve had a sneak peek of a brand new pattern in Nua Sport that’s coming out in Making Stories Issue 3 – Petiole. This is a seriously stunning design by Stephanie Earp.

making stories petoline

This top down design used a beautiful leaf like lace pattern on the circular yoke that then continues down to the stockinette stitch body. The texture and shape of the yoke are truly stunning.

Details

If you’d like to get your yarn ready for the pattern release (due in a few weeks) these are the details:

sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished bust circumference: 89.5 (97, 105.25, 112.5, 122, 129.5, 138, 145.25 cm / 35.25 (38.25, 41.5, 44.5, 48, 51, 54.25, 57.25)” – recommended to be worn with 10-12 cm / 4-4.75” of positive ease at the bust.

yarn
Stolen Stitches Nua Sport (60% Merino wool, 20% yak, 20% linen; 140 metres / 153 yards per 50 g) 580 (630, 680, 730, 790, 840, 890, 950) metres / 635 (685, 745, 800, 865, 920, 975, 1040) yards in skeins: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins (Note – the yarn amounts are fairly low so you may need an extra skein for swatching also).
Sample shown is knit in colourway Frog on the Wall.
Claudia wears a size 3 with 20 cm / 8” of positive ease.

You can find the magazine and stockiest on Making Stories here.

You can find Nua Sport Yarn here.