Autumn Forager is a top-down circular yoke pullover where texture is the main attraction. Stripes of slipped stitch mock ribbing alternate with stripes of ruching for a highly textural effect. To further emphasize the billowy ruching, a fitted hem and cuffs were used to accentuate the extra volume in the body and sleeves.
Designer Jennifer Brou says, “yarn is hugely important to the design process. For me, texture, fiber content, and even color palette play an important role in making a design successful. I have been in love with Road to China Light since I first held a skein of this luxurious yarn. The softness and drape are absolutely perfect for a highly textural knit like the Autumn Forager. The color options for this yarn base are elegant and perfectly suited for a nature inspired design. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Observing the dappled light on the forest floor, mushroom foraging, and gazing at hypnotic fireside flames are moments I look forward to. This design was inspired by the order and rhythm of pine needles and mushroom gills. These forms are replicated in a slipped stitch mock rib pattern and create the structure for this pullover. Wisps of smoke from a fire or steam from a hot cup of tea inspired the alternating billowy soft ruching. This sweater embodies fall, the orderly progression of the seasons, textures from earth and air, and the warmth and weight of a protective cocoon.”
To make this luxurious top-down yoke pullover, the knitter begins the working in the round and uses short rows to raise the back of the neckline. Increases are worked into the ruching bands to the body and sleeve separation point. The body is then knitted in the round to the hem. The sleeves are worked in the round to the cuff. The hem is fitted at the waist and cuffs fitted at the wrist. Final decrease rounds in the ruching can be omitted for a looser fit.
Features on the front cover of Laine Magazine issue 15
The kit can be purchased with or without a copy of Laine Magazine Autumn 2022. In addition to the Autumn Forager pattern on the cover of the magazine, there are 12 beautiful knitting patterns as well as interesting articles from the world of fibre. This issue 15 marks a step into a more modern, dynamic direction by celebrating knitwear and the world of fibre in a fresh way. Together with the new look, Laine Publishing says that they are also excited to introduce new, regular articles, such as Jeanette Sloan Talks Fibre. There are things that won’t change: gorgeous knitwear patterns, beautiful high-quality photography and the size of the magazine, all elements that Laine is known for. The new look was created by Kyiv-born Marina Veziko, one of Finland’s leading designers and the Graphic Designer of the Year 2021.
- Hard copy of Laine Magazine Issue 15 – OR- pattern not included
- 11-28 hanks of The Fibre Co. Road to China Light yarn
- Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
Note: The PDF pattern of Autumn Forager is also available direct from Jennifer Brou’s Ravelry page here.
The Fibre Co. Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere, 145 m (159 yd) per 50 g hank) in Abalone and Peridot – 5 (5, 6, 7, 8) (9, 9, 9, 11) (11, 13) hanks of MC (shown in Abalone) and 6 (6, 8, 8, 9) (10, 10, 11, 13) (13, 15) hanks of CC (shown in Peridot).
The photos show the Sweater in the shades Abalone (MC) and Peridot (CC). Choose from the shades of Road to China Light as shown above.
Sizes and measurements:
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) (10, 11)
Garment chest circumference: 31.5 (35.75, 39.5, 43, 47.5) (51, 55.5, 59, 63.5) (67, 71.5)″ / 78.5 (89, 98.5, 107.5, 118.5) (127.5, 138.5, 147.5, 158.5) (167.5, 178.5) cm
Needles and notions required:
- 2.75mm (US 2) 40 cm (16 in) circular needles for neckband (or size to obtain gauge)
- 3.25mm (US 3) 100 cm (40 in) circular needles for yoke, body, sleeves, hem and cuffs or DPNs if not using magic loop method for small circumference knitting on sleeves and cuff (or size to obtain gauge)
- Stitch markers
- Stitch holders or waste yarn
- Darning needle