Rugged Knits / Andrea Rangel

Knitwear designer Andrea Rangel has recently published her first book with Interweave, Rugged Knits. We're thrilled to have two of The Fibre Co. yarns, Road to China Light and Terra, featured in the book, one of which is on the cover! 

From the Introduction: 
"I want my knitwear to work with all my pursuits, so I'm drawn to knitting functionally for an active lifestyle--think hiking, cycling and camping." 

Hazy Cloud is knit in Road to China Light, and embodies this idea perfectly. A luxe sweatshirt worked from the bottom up in an all-over stranded colorwork pattern, the end result is an incredibly soft, glowing sweater! 

 The Fibre Co. Road to China Light: Lapis (MC): 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins, and Riverstone (CC): 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins.
Gauge: 31 sts and 28 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in colorwork patt using larger needles, after blocking.
Needles: 1 - 24" (60 cm) and 32" (80 cm) US 2 (3.5 mm) circular and set DPNs. 1 - 32" (80 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular and set DPNs
Size: 33 (36.75, 40.75, 44.5, 48.5, 52.25)" finished bust, designed to be worn with 4-6" positive ease.

The Bright River cowl neck sweater is knit in Terra, a single ply with a unique texture and incredibly soft hand. The Cartridge Belt Rib stitch used creates a shapely garment that can be worn alone or over your favorite layer. 

Yarn: The Fibre Co. Terra: 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins*
Gauge: 20 sts and 30 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in cartridge rib patt using smallest needles, after blocking.
Needles: 1 - 16" (40 cm) and 24" (60 cm) US 7 (4.5 mm) circular. 1 - 24" (60 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular. 1 - 24" (60 cm) US 9 (5.5 mm) circular.
Size: 27.25 (31.25, 35.25, 39.25, 42.5, 46.5)"  finished bust, designed to be worn with 0-2" negative ease.

* Note: In the book, the Terra is still listed as the old 98 yard/50 gram skein put-up. I have changed the skein requirements here to reflect the 196 yd / 100 gm put-up.

Andrea is also hosting a knitalong in her Ravelry group for both the accessories and garments in the book. You can join in the accessories KAL here, or the garment KAL here.

In honor of the book release, we're delighted to offer a giveaway of Terra in the color of your choice to knit Bright River! So, grab a copy of the book, and leave a comment here stating your favorite color of Terra and what type of adventurous activity you would do in your new knitted piece. The contest will be open from today until Tuesday, July 5th, 9 am EST. Good luck!