A couple of weeks ago in our blog we shared with you the arrival of Andorra from Kelbourne Woollens.
Kelbourne Woolens has launched the Andorra Collection, six knitting patterns to support their sport weight yarn, Andorra.
This collection of knitting patterns has something to appeal to all levels of knitters from the beginner to the more advanced knitter. Each pattern is supported with blog posts covering techniques that you might not have tried before which will add and expand your knitting knowledge and make the process of completing your knitting project more enjoyable.
BERNADETTE by Kate Gagnon Osborn
A cosy texture turtleneck sweater, Bernadette features a classic waffle stitch. Knit in pieces from the bottom up, short rows are used to add shape to the shoulder seams, this is a great skill to master. The stitches are then picked up to work a deep ribbed turtleneck. And finally, mattress stitch is used to seam your sweater which will give it a professional finish.
YARN Kelbourne Woolens Andorra (60% Merino wool, 20% Highland wool, 20% mohair; 185 yds/50 gm skein): haint blue 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11) skeins. NEEDLES 1 - Set 2.75mm (US 2) DPNs 1 - 2.75mm (US 2) 40cm (16") circular. 1 - 2.75mm (US 2) 60cm” (24") circular or pair straights. 1 - Set 3.5 mm (US 4) DPNs. 1 - 3.5 mm (US 4) 60cm (24”) circular or pair straights. SIZE 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” 81.25 (91.5, 101.5, 111.75, 122, 132, 142.25, 152.5) cm finished bust. This sweater is designed to be worn with 10-15cm (4-6”) of positive ease. Sample shown measures 40” and is modelled on a 34” bust. A detailed schematic is included with the pattern.
DELIA by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Gorgeous textured stitches are highlighted by the slight mohair halo of Andorra in the delicate cables and seed stitch used in Delia which is topped off with a pom pom. The project begins with a provisional cast on and is knit on a smaller needle to create a firm gauge for extra warmth, this also helps to give this hat more structure. And if you are not a fan of cable needles then there's a great tutorial for knitting cables without a cable knit.
With a classic triangular shaped shawl like Evangelina, a few stitches are initially cast on using a garter tab cast on, increases are then worked to add shape to the shawl. In this pattern, the lace is worked on both sides and is charted, but don’t let this deter you Kelbourne Woolens have a great tutorial for following charts. The contrast colour border consists of alternating garter and eyelet rows, provides weight and balance to the shawl. Finally, the edge is finishing with a picot bind off.
Yoked sweater are certainly in vogue right now, you only have to look at Instagram to see just how popular they are with knitters. Jenny is a traditional yoked sweater with a Bohus influence. Knit from the top down Jenny has a relaxed fit making it easy to wear but still elegant. There's a matching hat too, Patsy. Both projects are great stranded colourwork project for an intermediate knitter.
YARN Kelbourne Woolens Andorra (60% Merino wool, 20% Highland wool, 20% Mohair; 185 yds/50 gm skein): Sweater: snow white, 6 (6, 8, 9, 10) skeins, lavender, mushroom, eggplant, and cloud gray 1 skein each. Hat: snow white (MC), mushroom (CC1), cloud gray (CC2), eggplant (CC3), and lavender (CC4), 1 skein each. NEEDLES 1 – 3mm (US 3) 40cm (16”) circular. 1 – set 3mm (US 3) DPNs. 1 – 3.5mm (US 4) 40cm (16”) circular. 1 – 3.5mm (US 4) 60 - 90cm (24” – 36”) circular. 1 – set 3.5mm (US 4) DPNs. SIZE Sweater: 40.5 (44.5, 48.5, 53, 56)” 103 (113, 123, 134.5, 142.5) cm finished bust. The sweater is designed to be worn with 12.5 - 17.75cm (5-7”) positive ease. The sample is shown measures 103cm (40.5”) on a 34” bust.
PHYLLIS by Courtney Kelley
Phyllis is worked in pieces from the bottom up. It's knit in Old Shale Stitch with a seed stitch hem and yoke. The sleeves are picked up after seaming and finished with seed stitch edges.
YARN Kelbourne Woolens Andorra (60% Merino wool, 20% Highland wool, 20% Mohair; 185 yds / 50 gm skein): lavender 4 (5, 7, 8, 9) skeins. NEEDLES 1 - 3mm (US 3) 60cm (24”) circular or pair straights. 1 - 3.5mm (US 4) 60cm (24") circular or pair straights. SIZE 34.5 (40, 46.5, 52.5, 58.5)” 87.5 (101.5, 118, 133, 148.5) cm finished bust. The sweater is designed to be worn with 10cm (4”) of positive ease.
If you cast on any of the projects from the Andorra Collection remember to share using #andorracollection #kelbournewoolens #tangledyarnuk