Junegrass is a limited yarn, but of course we needed to have a pattern for it and of course I wanted that to be a pullover. We asked one of our favorite designers if she would write a pattern for Junegrass and I'm thrilled to say she accepted—welcome Junegrass Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge!
Carrie Bostick Hoge is the woman behind Madder and Making magazine. She is known for executing classic, simple designs. I love almost everything she designs. Last year we hosted a KAL for her Lucinda sweater which is one of my most-worn sweaters I've ever knit. I wanted something timeless and classic for this special yarn and Carrie was just the woman for the job.
Carrie is a superstar because this was on a super tight timeline. We gave her no instructions other than we wanted a pullover. We had no idea what she was knitting until she sent us the finished pattern and sweater. You guys. We're in love.
Junegrass Pullover is a sweater that celebrates the beauty of simplicity. Using the classic contrast of stockinette and garter stitch and with straightforward construction, Junegrass is knit top-down with raglan yoke. Side slits and a longer back hem add a modern twist to this clean design. The neck, hem and sleeves are all finished with garter stitch. The sleeves have two length options, 3/4 (shown) or long. The sweater does best with a bit of drape (the 25% Wensleydale helps with that) and should have a couple of inches of positive ease. (shown with 2 inches on Jaime)
The final touch of Junegrass yarn is the letterpress tags made in Colorado by Sweet Letterpress. We are so proud to debut Junegrass yarn and Junegrass Pullover this Saturday. We can't wait for you to feel it and work with it!
Junegrass Pullover will be released on Saturday June 18th for our 10 year anniversary along with Junegrass yarn. It will be available in PDF form right here on our site as well as on Ravelry (EU customers can purchase through Ravelry) and printed copies will be available in store. Junegrass Pullover is written for dk yarn - Dovestone DK, Acadia, Tosh DK and Anzula Cricket would all be great substitutes for the pattern.