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

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


Peggotty by Claire Slade

Peggotty is a fun and super quick to knit hat worked in two colours using only simple stitches. It is designed as a close-fitting beanie but you could turn it into a slouchy hat by repeating the main section for an additional 5-7cm.

We knitted the Peggotty in our Blue Faced Chunky yarn, in colourways Soft Orange and Kingfisher. We used 75g of kingfisher and 50g of soft orange.

Etherow by Sarah Hatton

Etherow jumper in Westmorland Worsted

Etherow by Sarah Hatton was designed for DK yarn, but we’ve adjusted the needle size and knitted it in our Westmorland Worsted yarn.    The design is knitted seamlessly with grafts where the sleeves meet the raglan-shaped shoulders.  This bottom-up pullover is accented with a stranded yoke, corrugated ribbing, and edging in a contrasting colorway.  To buy the pattern from the designer on Ravelry, click here.

The jumper took 7 skeins of Teal.  The white colourwork was knitted in other yarn in our stash.  This was the L size and obviously worked up larger than if we had used DK yarn.

Cloudesley by Isabell Kraemer

Cloudesley in Poldale Silk

This lightweight hand knit has been designed by Isabell Kraemer and is written for a 4ply weight yarn.  Here, we knitted it in Poldale Silk 4ply  which is a naturally coloured light grey yarn.  The long sleeved version in size 3 took 3 x 100g skeins.  The pattern is knitted top-down in the round.

We have also knitted this pattern in Kalinka linen.  I adjusted the needles down a size to achieve the correct gauge.

You can buy this pattern from the designer on Ravelry here.

Rekaviður by Bristol Ivy


Rekaviður by Bristol Ivy is a straight-forward beanie pattern knitted in the round using DK yarn. This is a slouchy hat that using a unique and easy stitch (seriously–no cable needle or wrapping of stitches needed!) to create an allover smocking pattern.  You can buy the pattern from the designer as a download from Ravelry here.

We knitted this hat in Morecambe DK, colourway Walney.  This is a soft blend of British alpaca and Blue Faced Leicester wool from the North West.   For a very special hat, we have also knitted it in Pure Natural Alpaca DK.

Nordic Star Socks by Jan Malone

Nordic Star socks

These socks have been knitted in Cumbria Sock Yarn .  This sock/Fingering/4ply weight yarn is a blend of British alpaca, Blue Faced Leicester wool and nylon.   We used the natural, undyed yarn alongside the Pink colourway.  This pattern uses traditional Fair Isle motifs and is worked from the cuff down with unusual gusset increases and  a short-row heel.  The pattern was published by Vogue Knitting and can be found here on Ravelry.

Milfoil by CoopKnits






Milfoil sock in Poldale SIlkThis pattern has two complementary socks as the lacy patterns are reversed on the second sock.  This is a straight forward pattern with the lace instructions charted and written out.  The socks are knitted top down with a standard heel turn and Kitchener stitch to graft the toe together.   To buy the pattern from the designer on Ravelry, click here.

I used about 50g of Poldale Silk  and tipped the cuffs in some oddments of Whitbarrow in Spindleberry and Limey.  I wouldn’t recommend using Whitbarrow to knit all of the sock as the fibres are too soft and fine to wear well.  You could also use our Merino Twist 4ply, Cumbria sock or Somerset sock yarns.