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The Big Crush Sweater and Toque Kit

The Small Bird Workshop

Regular price $65.00

Unit price per 

Finished Chest Size:
Colours (MC = main colour/CC = contrast colour):

only 2 left in stock

The Small Bird Workshop is pleased to a present a new collaboration with knitting pattern designer Faye Kennington of Ukee Knits and Gathering Yarns' Haynes Creek Heathers Aran yarn!

The Big Crush sweater is a gorgeous yet simple top-down colourwork sweater. It combines beautiful construction, a beginner-friendly colourwork section in the yoke, 3/4 length sleeves, and a relaxed ease to make for one go-to sweater. This design is simple enough for a first colourwork project, and yet, a more advanced knitter will enjoy this meditative, well-designed knit, and can add their own twist to the colourwork section by switching-in their own motifs!

Faye Kennington thoughtfully designed a hat pattern to serve as an in-the-round swatch for this pattern. Both the patterns for the hat and the sweater are included in the kit, and there is enough yarn in the kit to make both, provided that the main colour for the sweater is used as the contrast colour for the hat.

You can download the Big Crush hat pattern for free via the Ukee Knits Ravelry pattern shop.

Haynes Creek Heathers Aran (supplied by Gathering Yarn, a Canadian-based yarn supplier) is a wonderful non-superwash yarn in a great range of heathered colours. Haynes Creek Heathers yarns are milled by the Michell Group in Peru, using local sourced, high-welfare wool. The Michell Group is also behing the Mirasol Project, a social enterprise that provides housing and education for mill workers and their children. It’s a great yarn with a great story at a great price, and now, you can use it for this great sweater!

Each kit includes:
*A main colour
*A contrast colour
*A pdf download for the Big Crush sweater pattern

When purchasing this kit, please ensure you purchase the correct size by reading the following carefully:

Ease:
The sample size in the photos is 44 ¼”/112.5 cm and is worn with 5 ¾”/14.5 cm positive ease. The sizes listed below are the finished chest size of the actual sweater. To determine the size you need, measure your chest and add between 4 to 6 inches to allow for ease (Eg. Actual chest measurement of 36" + 4" of ease = make size 40")

Tools (not included in the kit)
Smallest needles - US 6 (4mm) double pointed needles and 24”/60cm circular or needle size smaller than medium needle (for ribbing); Medium needle - US 7 (4.5mm) double pointed needles, 24”/60cm circular or magic loop equivalent or size necessary to obtain gauge; Largest needle - US 8 (5mm) 24”/60cm circular, or size larger than gauge needle (for colourwork); stitch marker; tapestry needle.

Gauge:
19 sts/21 rnds over 4”/10cm in stranded stockinette in the round on larger needle, blocked.

Size

# skeins of MC

# skeins of CC

Price (not including GST, includes pdf pattern)

A: 32”/81.5 cm

4

1

$65.00

B: 36 ¼”/92 cm

5

1

$78.00

C: 40”/101.5 cm

5

1

$78.00

D: 44 ¼”/112.5 cm

5

1

$78.00

E: 48”/122 cm     

6

1

$84.00

F: 52 ¼”/132.5 cm

6

1

$84.00

G: 56”/142 cm

7

1

$96.00

H: 59 ¼”/150.5 cm

7

1

$96.00

I: 64”/162.5 cm

8

1

$108.00


 If you'd like to create your own colours, please send us an email and we can make that happen! Or, if you'd like to add an extra skein to make longer sleeves, just pop on over to the listing for individual skeins of Haynes Creek Heathers Aran and add an extra skein of your MC to your shopping cart there.

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