Sweater Weather

October 21st, 2019 Blog 2

We feel very fortunate to collaborate with a lot of talented designers that create so many beautiful patterns using our yarns. In the past few months, in particular, some stunning designs were published in Nurtured.

Since “sweater weather” has officially begun, we thought it was the perfect timing to highlight a selection of these designs here on the blog to give you inspiration and ideas for your next cast-on.

From all our yarn bases, I feel like Nurtured is the one that is most suitable for Fall cosy hand-knits. Especially for a cherish heirloom sweater.

Nurtured is a worsted-weight yarn, spun by our friends at Green Mountain Spinnery. Different from our other bases, Nurtured is dyed in the fleece, meaning that the fibers are dyed prior to the yarn being spun, resulting in all the different layers of colors blending into a beautiful heathered look. 

Nurtured has a soft hand, 3-ply construction for strength, and is woolen-spun allowing flexible gauge. It’s great for cables and intricate stitch patterns, and it also brings texture to plain stockinette stitch fabric.

I cannot wait to see your beautiful projects in Nurtured! Don’t forget to tag me so I can see your work—use #julieasselin on Instagram and julieasselin on Ravelry.

Several of our retailers have Nurtured in stock. Click here to find a retailer near you.

Happy knitting!

Bookworm by Heidi Kirrmaier

Bookworm is the coziest sweater to throw on over anything, any time! The body is worked from the bottom up, and the shoulders are shaped with short rows and joined at the top with a 3-needle bind-off.

Stitches for the sleeves are picked up from the body, and then the sleeves are knitted in the round from the top down with an easy lace panel.

Lillet by Thea Colman

Lillet is a simple sweatshirt-y pullover, with an everyday fit and a wide neckline, knitted in Julie Asselin’s gorgeous Nurtured yarn. It’s long and slouchy, and has a little shaping for a curved back hem.

Diego by Kristen Jancuk

Diego is a beautiful cardigan, with saddle shoulders, ¾-length sleeves, moderate waist shaping, and a traveling motif on the back that makes it stand out from traditional Aran sweaters.

Worked in Nurtured, a quintessential autumn yarn with squish, structure and softly heathered hues, it would make a perfect Rhinebeck sweater.

Frankie by Meghan Fernandes

The Frankie Cardigan is a simple but very cool cardi designed in collaboration with Francesca Hughes, perfect for the beginner knitter.

StanLee by Jenny F

StanLee is knitted top down, using the Contiguous method developed by Susie Myers, that imitates the set-in sleeve. It’s seamless and the only finishing that you will do is buttons and neck bands. The cardigan features graphic cable on the back, faux seams and rolled neck for a clean and polished look.

Yoga Cardi by Annie Lupton

The Yoga Cardi is the perfect cardigan for throwing on for a trip to the yoga studio. It is a long, open cardigan with ribbing and a triangle textured stitch pattern that was inspired by trikonasana (triangle pose). It’s a great, cozy layering piece that is sure to become a wardrobe staple!

Coquille by Julia Farwell-Clay

Coquille features a short-row shell motif at the wrists and throughout the yoke. Short rows also lengthen the back hem for a flattering hip line. The
A-line body and relaxed fit sleeves are joined in a bottom-up construction before rows of short-row shells shape the yoke. The back neck is built up using additional rows of shells before the sweater is finished with a garter stitch neck band.

Saltwater by Veera Valïmakï

This lightweight and oversized coat is perfect for so many seasons and climates! Wear it at home or to the chilly office—Saltwater will always look stylish. Small details of i-cord all around the edges make the look complete and well rounded. In Saltwater, all the hours of easy knitting will reward you with a perfect over-layer!

Willard by Alicia Plummer

The perfect staple adventuring sweater with a twist—unisex, cozy, and perfect for Fall. Willard is worked from the top down, flat to start and then joined in the round at front when neckline shaping is completed.

Galane by Marie-Amélie Designs

Galane is a circular yoke pullover worked seamlessly from the top down. Its shape is highlighted by rays of eyelets that stand out on the reverse stockinette fabric. The loose fit makes it an easy and flattering garment to wear.

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