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Polina Sweater Kit

£122.00

 These have been so popular we have added  2 more beautiful colourways!  The kits should be with us soon.

Please note: We only have one size available in the kit but you can add an extra skein of the undyed main colour if you wish.  Our kit covers the first 3 sizes in the pattern. 

From Teti Lutsak, a gorgeous colourwork sweater with graphic floral pattern on the yoke. We were totally smitten when we saw this!  This beautiful pattern uses the G-uld Lambswool no. 3.  All naturally dyed or undyed from a wonderful indie natural dyer in Denmark. 

"Polina pullover is inspired by the naive art of Ukrainian self-taught painter, Polina Raiko. Everything in her house — walls, ceilings, doors, and fence — Polina covered in enamel-painted drawings of fantastic birds and flowers, Christian iconography, and the artist’s own interpretations of her dreams and life events.

Unfortunately most of her work is lost due to the flooding of the house after the destruction of Kakhovka dam in June 2023. Sadly, the war keeps destroying the cultural heritage of my homeland. So this is my humble love letter to her.

The pullover is knit top-down in the round with a large botanical colourwork pattern on the yoke and a smaller one on the body and sleeves. The pattern also comes with three neck options: ruffled mock (as shown in my sample), double folded and a regular crew neck.

You can take a closer look at my sample and learn more about the source of inspiration and design process in this podcast episode."

We adore the yarn and colours of G-uld, an indie natural hand-dyeing studio, based in Denmark.The colours they achieve are fabulous. We also stock their terrific book, 'The Colours of Nature', one of the best books on Natural Dyeing we have ever come across. 

Sizes:

  • The pattern is written for six sizes 1 (2, 3) (4, 5, 6) with a finished bust circumference of ca. 95 (111, 127) (143, 158, 174) cm // 38 (44.25, 50.75) (57, 63.25, 69.75) in incl. at least 10-15 cm (4-6 in) of the recommended positive ease.

  • The yardage for MC includes 10% extra for swatching and adding body length if necessary.

Gauge: 

  • 24 sts & 26 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 3.5 mm (US 4) needles measured over stockinette st and colourwork worked in the round after blocking;

  • 26 sts & 36 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 3.0 mm (US 2.5) needles measured over 1x1 ribbing worked in the round after blocking (stretched);

  • 22 sts & 26 rnds in 10 cm (4 in) on 3.5 mm (US 4) needles measured over 2x1 ribbing of the hem and cuffs worked in the round after blocking (stretched).

Kits are available in one size which covers 3 sizes in the measurements,  and includes all the yarn you'll need plus a Loop project bag!

Size A : 3 full skeins for the MC , 1 skein for the contrast colour. *Size A covers size 1-3 in the pattern.

*If you need a bigger size (4-6) you can purchase a kit and then add an extra skein of undyed G-uld Lambswool no.3.  You'll only need the 1 contrast colour skein for any size in the pattern. 

* finished bust circumference of ca. 95 (111, 127) / 38 (44.25, 50.75)inches

The kit does NOT include the pattern but you can purchase it directly from Teti's Ravelry page or her website.

Kits use the gorgeous G- Uld no.3 Lambswool (100% New Zealand lamb's wool - 2-ply 100 g. - 450 m)

MC: G-uld lambswool no. 3 in an undyed colour 

CC: Golden ( dyed with heather)  OR CC: Indigo Deep Sea Green ( dyed with Indigo) OR: Pink (dyed with cochineal)


Photos show the Golden version. All photos courtesy of Teti Lutsak.