Sweater Club 2018—02
Registration now open.
Registration closes at Midnight Eastern Standard Time on October 21, or when all spots are filled.
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Fall is here, and nothing gives me more joy than offering you two sweaters worthy of all the work you will put into knitting them. As always, they both contain thoughtful details and considered instructions for shaping and construction in order to be well loved and long lasting. Each Sweater Club pairing takes on a new level of excitement for me, and I hope for you as well.
This Sweater Club will proceed the same as usual with one exception: there will not be a trunk show after registration ends. The good news is, there will be opportunity for 300 memberships this time. Get your spot before it’s full!
Registered members of Sweater Club will have access to more photos and all the pattern details; but as I always promise to show everyone what they’re getting in advance, the exclusive patterns and featured yarn that will ship with Sweater Club 2018—02 are as follows:
The coziest sweater imaginable, Parker is a knock-out knee length cardigan with a wide fisherman’s collar featuring Purl Soho’s Good Wool—a wonderful natural/undyed yarn from the Andean highlands. Pick your favorite between three gorgeous neutral shades that will coordinate easily with what is already in your closet. Once the temperature drops, you’re not going to want to take this off.
The main cardigan is worked in pieces from the bottom up and seamed for necessary structure. The collar is worked in two pieces and joined with a decorative bind-off detail, then sewn around cardigan fronts.
36¾ (41¼, 45¾, 50¼, 54¾, 59¼)" finished bust circumference
Recommended +6-8" ease
7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins Purl Soho Good Wool
Skill level: 3 of 5
The Harden pullover has deep raglan ribbed details that travel from the split hem to the round neckline and features Purl Soho’s Understory yarn—a gorgeous blend of baby alpaca, baby yak and silk that has impeccable texture, drape and sheen. The palette of muted tones is perfect for wearing Fall through Winter.
With unique shaping everywhere, this is no ordinary raglan pullover. Worked in pieces from the bottom up, you’ll appreciate the fit, longevity, and quality of this garment for years to come.
38¾ (42¼, 45¾, 48¾, 52¼, 55¾)" finished bust circumference
Recommended +7-9" ease
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Purl Soho Understory
Skill level: 3 of 5
PURL SOHO’S GOOD WOOL + UNDERSTORY
It’s no wonder I selected two different yarns for this Fall pairing, I’ve fallen in love with both.
Having grown that way on the sheep, Good Wool is naturally beautiful and also gentle on the environment. It is a light worsted weight that is lofty and sturdy, as well as warm and soft.
Going all-in with three amazing fibers, Understory combines alpaca, yak, and silk in just the right amounts, creating a fabric that is surprisingly light for having such wonderful drape.
Purl Soho Good Wool
100% Andean Highland Wool
383 yards / 350 meters per 100 g skein
Colors: Driftwood Gray, Walking Stick, Hickory Nut
Purl Soho Understory
50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Baby Yak, 25% Silk
250 yards / 228 meters per 100 g skein
Colors: Violet Gray, Ripe Plum, Pink Earth, Willow Bark
Note: While these yarns may both fall into the light worsted category, the fabric gauges for these patterns are different enough that swapping yarns one design for another is not recommended.