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Polina Sweater Kit

$132.00
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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."

Teti is also having a Polina Pullover KAL over on Ravelry if you'd like to knit, chat and share your progress with others!  You have plenty of time to get stuck in as it doesn't wrap up until mid April. 

GIVEAWAY! - POLINA PULLOVER KIT
This will start on Friday, February 24th over on our instagram page at @looplondonloves

We are excited to let you know that we are giving away one of these lovely Polina Sweater kits in collaboration with G-ULD yarns in Denmark! 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. 

The kit will include the colour ‘Golden’, seen here in the neutral version with a golden brass contrast colour. * The kit does not include the pattern but can be purchased directly through Teti's website or Ravelry shop.

To participate you simply have to:

* Follow @looplondonloves and @gulddk over on Instagram

* Give the post a like 

*  Leave a comment and/or tag a friend who you think might love this design like you do

The winners will be announced on Tuesday the 27th of February!

You are most welcome to participate with us @looplondonloves AND with @gulddk - this will increase your chances as there will be a winner with both.

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 two sizes  and include 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

Size B: 4 full skeins for the MC, 1 skein for the contrast colour. Size B covers sizes 4-6 in the pattern.

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: Deep Green ( dyed with Indigo and Heather)


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