knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Myriad Pullover
Hopefully, wherever you are, the signs are starting to emerge: a slight chill, earlier sunsets, and everything pumpkin flavored in the stores. But, for me, it’s not fall until I start finalizing my fall knitting queue, a task made essentially impossible thanks to the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of knit.wear. This issue transports me to a time long ago…
Straight to 1998 when a little film called Halloweentown graced the earth with its presence. For those of you not in the know, it’s a movie about a young woman who learns that she’s a witch and later goes on to save the whole town—a special little town where it’s Halloween every single day. And I wanted so desperately to live there.
Just think about it, magic, a delightful skeleton taxi driver, and most importantly, it’s fall all year round. Just image it with me, no sweating, beautiful trees, crunchy leaves, and you can wear your knitted masterpieces all year long.
Like Halloweentown and its passion for a wonderful holiday, the Myriad Pullover by Andrea Cull celebrates all that is best about autumn. It checks all of my fall essentials boxes. From the long-sleeves to the color selection, I can’t find one thing I would change about this sweater, especially not the yarn—Harrisville Designs Highland Worsted.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a substitute for this yarn. It’s colors are striking, the yarn is soft and warm, and the subtle tweedy quality is just perfection. It this fall palette isn’t up your alley, it comes in 64 colors. The design was intended to give knitters the option of playing with color to match their mood, palette or personality.
What are your perfect fall sweater criteria? Let us know in the comments!
DESIGNER Andrea Cull
FINISHED SIZE 34¾ (37¼, 40, 42¾, 48, 53¼)”. Pullover shown measures 37¼”; modeled with 3¼” of positive ease.
YARN Harrisville Designs Highland (100% pure virgin wool; 200 yd [183 m]/ 3½ oz [100 g]): #80 foliage (orange-brown; MC), 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins; #85 ebony (A), 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s); #47 suede (gray; B), and #44 white (C), 1 skein each.
NEEDLES Sizes 4 (3.5 mm), 5 (3.75 mm), and 6 (4 mm): 16″ and 32″ circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
GAUGE 18 sts and 26 rnds = 4″ in St st with MC on largest needle; 18 sts and 19 rnds = 4″ in charted patt on largest needle.