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Starburst Sweater Kit

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About Starburst Sweater

The Starburst Sweater by Julee MacKessy embraces the idea of order out of chaos, with a beautiful pattern of entwining and twirling twisted stitches radiating out from the neckline in this textured, round yoke pullover. A topdown, seamless construction means that you start with the twisted-stitch pattern before relaxing into the mindless knitting of the stockinette-stitch body and sleeves. This yoke sweater is knitted top down seamlessly in the round to the underarm where the work is ...

About Starburst Sweater

The Starburst Sweater by Julee MacKessy embraces the idea of order out of chaos, with a beautiful pattern of entwining and twirling twisted stitches radiating out from the neckline in this textured, round yoke pullover. A topdown, seamless construction means that you start with the twisted-stitch pattern before relaxing into the mindless knitting of the stockinette-stitch body and sleeves.

This yoke sweater is knitted top down seamlessly in the round to the underarm where the work is then divided for the sleeves and body. Short row shaping is incorporated at the yoke before dividing for an improved fit. The body is then worked in the round. The sleeves are picked up in the round and knitted top down.

Cumbria Fingering allows the cables and smaller details to really shine in this sweater. It also creates a warm, but lightweight sweater that is perfect for layering over or under clothes.” – Julee MacKessy

Kit contains:

Introducing: The Almanac Series II

The Almanac Series II is a seasonal guide to knitting with The Fibre Co. yarns. Based on the original farmer’s Almanac guide to the seasons, this collection celebrates each month of the year with our Yarn of the Month and a new design launch in that yarn.

For this Series, we looked to the heavens for inspiration. The beauty and grandeur of the night sky and awe-inspiring astronomical phenomena guided our creativity. As the season turns here in the Northern hemisphere, and the temperature begins to cool, we embrace our warmer yarns with each month. August is Road to China Light, September is Arranmore Light, October is Lore, November is Cumbria Fingering, December is Tundra, and January is Cumbria.

The end of autumn is celebrated in our Yarn of the Month for November, Cumbria Fingering. This yarn is a beautiful blend of English Masham wool, Argentinian mohair and the finest Merino, for a classic blend that is warm and strong, creating fabrics with a lustrous finish to be worn daily in this transitional season with love! The fingering/4ply-weight makes this a versatile yarn for warm yet lightweight sweaters and an ideal yarn for shawls and accessories.

Colours:

The photos show the sweater in the shade Windermere. Choose from any shade of Cumbria Fingering as shown above.

Sizes:

1 [2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9]

The given sizes are called Sizes 1-9 and are recommended to fit a chest circumference of: 76-81 [86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (30-32 [34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)

Finished measurements
To fit a chest circumference of: 76-81 [86-91: 97-102: 107-112: 117-122: 127-132: 137-142: 147-152: 157-162] cm (30-32 [34-36: 38-40: 42-44: 46-48: 50-52: 54-56: 58-60: 62-64] in)

Chest circumference (at underarm): 78 [88.5: 96.5: 106.5: 117: 129: 139: 150.5: 158] cm (30.75 [34.75: 38: 42: 46: 50.75: 54.75: 59.25: 62.25] in)

Recommended ease:

Designed with 0-10 cm (0-4 in) of negative ease at chest circumference.

You will also need:

  • 3.5mm (US 4) circular needle or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round
  • 3.75mm (US 5) 40 cm (16 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Darning needle

Notes:

You can also purchase items in this kit separately: Starburst Sweater knitting pattern, Cumbria Fingering yarn and Project Bag from The Fibre Co.

Looking to find out more about the designer, their inspiration, and their design process? You can read our interview with the designer via our website blog here.

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