Announcing the Navia knitalong!

As I mentioned in my previous post on Navia, we’re hosting a casual knitalong using the Troyggja Við Mynstur (Sweater with Round Pattern) from Navia Book 25! The knit along will officially begin next Friday, November 16th, and last for two months, ending on Courtney’s birthday, January 14th. I have translated the pattern into English and expanded the size range to fit busts 35-56” circumference. Originally designed as a man’s garment, the sweater easily fits all genders/body types, and the bottom up yoke shaping lends itself well to modifications. Details The Troyggja Við Mynstur (Sweater with Round Pattern) will be a FREE pattern, available here on Monday, November 12th. We’ll mainly be posting progress shots on Instagram (@KelbourneWoolens) and sharing any relevant information and tutorials here along the way as well. The pattern calls for Navia Tradition, a traditional 100% Faroese wool. Tradition is a rustic, heard wearing, and warm wool perfect for use as a light outerwear layer. Pattern Specifications Yarn Navia Tradition (100% Faroese wool; 197 yd /100 gm ball): white #901(MC), 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls; dark brown 906 (CC1), 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls; mid grey 903 (CC2), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) ball(s); light brown 905 (CC3), 1 ball. Gauge 15 sts and 22 rnds = 4" in St st on larger needle; 15 sts and 18 rnds = 4" in charted patt on larger needle. Size 35.25 (38.5, 41.5, 46.5, 49.5, 52.75, 56)" circumference at underarm. Sweater is designed to be worn with 4-6” positive ease. Needles 1 - US 7 (4.5 mm): 16" and 24"–40" circular. 1 - set US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs. 1 - US 9 (5.5 mm): 24"–40" circular. 1 - set US 9 (5.5 mm) DPNs. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle. Skills Knitting, purling, stranded colorwork, decreasing within pattern.
Where to Buy Navia We’re delighted to share a few of the shops that have already jumped on the Faroese wool bandwagon! If you’re looking to participate in the KAL using the recommended yarn, Navia Tradition, ask for it from one of our amazing stockists listed below: Fancy Tiger Crafts, CO Little Knits, OR Tolt Yarn and Wool, WA Urban Yarns, Vancouver Webs, MA Or ask for it at your favorite LYS and tell them to give us a call! Next up in the KAL: I’ll share the FREE PDF with you, and let you know which colors Courtney, Meghan, and I picked for our sweaters!