Pom Pom Quarterly just released their Winter 2017 volume and it is the perfect antidote to the dark days of Winter. I am especially excited because I contributed a design to this beautiful collection—Bindrune, in the always lovely Lettlopi by our partner brand Istex.
This cozy cardigan/jacket is worked back and forth in rows from the bottom up. The back and fronts are worked separately from the underarm to the shoulders, which are shaped using short rows. The sleeves are worked in the round from the bottom up and seamed to the body.
All the color work happens at the hem and the cuff making this a great project for pushing your color boundries—choose a main color to suit your style and wardrobe and have a little fun with the contrast colors. The original is shown in Istex Lettlopi (worsted; 100% Icelandic Wool, 100 m/109 yds per 50 g skein) Yarn A: Heaven (1702); 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins, Yarn B: Rough Sea (1415); 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins, Yarn C: Ash Grey (0054); 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins. But I’ve had some fun this morning coming up with alternate color ways:
Neutral: Black Heather, Golden Heather, and Oatmeal (I may need to cast on one in this combination on right now.)
Bright: Royal Fuchsia, Mimosa, and Apricot (inspired by my blog co-author Amy Palmer who would rock this with an amazing red lipstick)
Western: Grey, Brick heather, and Grape heather—an iconic combination destined to be worn with cowboy boots.
What colors would you use to knit your Bindrune? Tell us in the comments below and you could win a print copy of the Pom Pom Quartlery Issue 23 and the yarn to knit your own in your chosen shade. Contest open from now until 11:59 EST Sunday November 26th. One winner will be chosen at random and announced here Monday, November 27th.