The Poudre River Pullover
A stunning Aran pullover originally debuted in the out-of-print Aran issue (Fall 1997) of Interweave Knits Magazine. If you happen to have that collectible issue around – the handsome fellow in the picture is my husband Bill! Traditional touches such as a cabled welt (lower body ribbing) and saddle shoulder are combined with a comfy modern fit.
When I first saw this beautiful handpainted yarn from Schaeffer Yarns, I flipped out. The rich hues, the autumnal colors. It immediately transformed into an image of the jacket above in my mind’s eye. Here, it is trimmed with Mission Falls 1824 Wool. The trim is seed stitch – knit on a needle two sizes smaller than the main body – a tip a learned from Sasha Kagan. This jacket features couture touches such as side vents, short row shaping and one-row buttonholes. Polished, stunning and fun to knit.
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