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.
Knit in the round using 5 colors of The Fibre co. 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!)