It should be pretty clear at this point that a lot of our design inspiration comes from classic techniques, applications or colors to which we add a quirky or modern twist. The beautiful Freyja Sweater (bonus photos!) and hat designed by Courtney and featured in this Fall's Interweave Knits is no exception.
Photos courtesy of Interweave Knits
Knit in the round using 5 colors of Road to China Light -- Riverstone as the main color with Ruby, Citrine, Malachite and Aquamarine as the contrast colors used in the Bohus-inspired yoke, the pullover features a modified raglan and yoke construction, short row shaping at the back neck and waist shaping for a flattering and close fit. The yarn, an opulent blend of baby alpaca, silk, camel and cashmere, knits up to a wonderfully light, warm and soft sweater that is as much as a treat to knit as it is to wear!
The hat is designed as a wonderful accessory to use up any remaining leftovers of the yarn from the sweater, or as a perfect gift to give this season. It is also a great introduction to the Fair Isle technique utilized in both projects.
Go grab a copy of the latest Interweave, and have fun choosing your colors! (Ravel It!)