I’m so happy to finally share my finished Korshavn sweater! I started it about a year ago and after neglecting it for other projects (as one does), I got it out of the WIP basket and decided to finally finish it. This is one of those sweaters I couldn’t stop looking at while scrolling through Instagram. The magical look of the basketweave sucked me right in and I desperately needed to know how it was made!
Korshavn is by danish designer Tonje Hodne who sells her patterns on her website Strikkekaffe. The sweater originally called for a bulky weight yarn held together with a lace mohair but I decided to make mine with Ultra Alpaca Chunky which marries those two qualities (warmth and halo) in one strand.
While I do love bright colors, I decided on a neutral for this sweater —Barley 72189 in Ultra Alpaca Chunky. It has fit right into my wardrobe and truly goes with everything.
Overall the sweater pattern was easy to follow. It is made from the bottom up with minimal body shaping and it offers two styles of necklines—loose or close to the neck. I went with the close to the neck style and really love the fold over hem.
I also decided to make the sleeves straight with a dramatic decrease around the cuff for a slight balloon sleeve instead of doing steady decreases.
OH and let’s talk about this yarn for a moment. Ultra Alpaca Chunky is a delight to wear! The blend of wool and alpaca make a really lovely fabric that is oh-so soft against the skin. Plus, it has that *chef’s kiss* of drape that makes this sweater a dream to wear. It only grows softer with each wash, too.
I’d definitely make this sweater again and if you do, I think you’ll love making it with Ultra Alpaca Chunky. Happy Making!! – Margaux