Fibre Co One Sweater Project
Fibre Co One Sweater is a classic. It's a timeless, gender-inclusive (unisex) knit - it will NEVER go out of style. Take good care of this sweater and you'll have it forever. It's knitted in one piece from the top down with a raglan sleeve. It has a little bit of short row neck shaping to make the fit comfortable (I hate it when the back of a sweater rides up). The pattern is offered in a broad range of sizes, from age 1-2 through to a 56” chest circumference. It also includes the option of a shorter or longer length for the adult sizes, and they included the extra yardage (I love these people).
This is a great project for knitters who are new to sweaters, as well as those who have already been initiated.
If you are ....
- New to sweaters: it's a good first sweater, you'll learn useful new skills and it'll give you the confidence to jump into more advanced projects.
- Have a little bit of experience with sweaters: this shouldn't phase you, and it'll reinforce the skills you already have.
- Experienced at sweaters: it's great for those who want to go on autopilot and make something simple and timeless.
This is normally a paid pattern ($9 USD/$12.50CAD) but The Fibre Co is offering it for free through stores when you buy the yarn for the sweater (Fibre Co Cumbria). Just ask us in-store or when you check-out online.
Let's talk about the YARN. Fibre Co Cumbria is a traditional style, British yarn, it doesn't look substantially different from other classic-ish string fro the UK? What makes it special? Good question ... a little while ago I decided to start exploring a different way to buy yarn for the store. Instead of making sure a yarn ticks a bunch of boxes for client needs (which I do still take into account), I decided to base my initial decision of how the yarn feels to knit with - ie. how enjoyable it is.
So I started swatching and rating my enjoyment level during the process of working with the yarns. It has been a VERY interesting process. There have been a lot of gorgeous yarns that I thought would be great while in the skein, but once I cast-on they felt Meh, or worse, Yucky. Life is both very short and very long, and if I'm laying down my money for a pricey yarn I don't want to work with Meh or Yucky. I want something that SINGS, something that brings me JOY. Furthermore, I don't want you to either. There's already enough Meh and Yuck in our world, I don't want to spread more, I want to share Joy. It's time to bring-back joy.
Anyway, I'm sure you've already read between the lines and figured out that The Fibre Co. Cumbria was one of the yarns that absolutely SANG. I think I even swatched it twice, on separate occasions several months apart, and still had the same happy reaction. It was beautiful to work with, and I enjoyed it so much that when I ordered it I bought an extra bag to make a sweater for ME (if you want my yarn I'll share it, I know where to get more).
- The Fibre Co. Cumbria
- 2 [2: 3: 3: 3: 4: 5: 5: 6: 6: 7: 7: 8] hanks.
- For longer length – [-: -: -: -: -: 5: 5: 6: 7: 7: 8: 9] hanks.
- Yardage given includes enough to knit an 8” x 8” tension swatch.
Size & Fit
- For full details See table HERE
- Finished chest circumference: 22.5(25.5, 27.5, 28.75, 30.5, 32, 33.5, 38.5, 41.5, 46.5, 49.5, 52.75, 57.5)"
- 3.75mm (US 5) 40 cm (16 in) circular needle
- 4mm (US 6) 100 cm (40 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
- stitch markers
- scrap yarn or stitch holders
- tapestry/darning needle