Kobolt Pullover by Sarah Solomon

kobolt pullover chunky

Kobolt by Sarah Solomon was designed for a Woolfolk Merino/cotton yarn, but I’ve knitted it up in my Blue faced Chunky yarn in Olive. I really like Sarah Solomon’s designs and I’ve a couple waiting in my project queue.  I’m a 34″ chest and I knitted the 2nd size.  I had to go down a needle size to obtain the correct gauge and the jumper has ended up slightly smaller than the pattern.  I’ve short arms and hate over-long sleeves, so I knitted them a bit shorter than described in the pattern.  The design is knitted flat in pieces, in a traditional bottom-up manner with a slip-stitch selvedge to make sewing up neater.  I particularly like the wide turtleneck and the raglan shaping.  As it’s a chunky yarn, the jumper knitted up really quickly.

To buy the pattern from the designer on Ravelry, click here.

The jumper took 7 100g skeins of my Chunky yarn.

Chunky Blue Faced Leicester Knitting Wool

Royal Mail Strikes

Sacks of orders that I’ve dropped of at Frome delivery office are sometimes being sent to Bristol deport for sorting without being scanned.  Bristol is now so full due to the strike action by staff that these parcels are stuck there for now.

Please don’t order from us if you need yarns in a timely manner.  I’m packing as fast as I can, but have no control over delivery timescales. 

The Poze Throw by Debrosse


You can buy this pattern from the designer on Ravelry.

I wouldn’t normally crochet in an aran weight woolly yarn, but I’ve made this throw using Alpaca with Shetland. It’s the simplest pattern ever, so an ideal project for watching the TV to. It looks like a woven waffle weave and you can make it any size. My limitation was making sure it didn’t get too big to fit inside the washing machine. Once I had finished it, I gave it a wash in the machine on a 30 degree wool cycle with short spin. I dried it flat and when it was 99% dry, it had a quick blast in the tumble drier to tighten up the stitches and fluff it up a bit. It’s beautifully warm and cosy.

I used about a kg of yarn for this project. I might make it again using a DK weight yarn.

Alpaca with Shetland