Interweave Knits Fall 2017 is out, and I have a pattern in it! I'd like to present to you: Hank's Pullover.
I had originally conceived of this sweater as a casual, relaxed sort of pullover, but when it came to thinking through the finishing touches, I wanted to add a little something special. I spent a bit of time swatching and planning, then decided to dress it up with a welted collar accent that resembles piping. This added touch makes Hank's Pullover the sort of sweater that you can wear dressed-up or dressed-down depending on what you pair it with.
Hank's Pullover is worked in Harrisville Designs WATERshed, which is an excellent woollen-spun yarn, and transfers its properties to this pullover. The yarn has made this sweater marvellously light in weight, yet very warm, as a woollen-spun yarn traps a lot of air within its fibres, providing additional insulation. This makes the sweater an excellent choice for travelling or backpacking, as it weighs less than the same sweater would with the same yardage of a worsted-spun yarn. WATERshed transforms as it is washed, with the yarn blooming to make the fabric more cohesive, yet also drapier and softer to the touch.
WATERshed has a variety of lovely heathered colours; this sweater is knit in Mallard. Which colour would you choose?
As always, I really enjoyed working with Interweave Knits and all their great staff! All photos in this post are courtesy of Harper Point Photography for Interweave Knits. Go check out the rest of the issue for more great photos!