Cotton & Cloud Knitting Pattern in The Knitter Issue 36: Trail Shrug Sweater

How is your knitting going? Currently, I am thinking about asking a geneticist to clone another pair of hands so that I can double the knitting productivity (LOL). I mean I have so much knitting to do. But I love it. :D :D

Autumn knitting season begins with the Knitter issue 39 ;)

Today, would like to introduce you to my new knitting pattern called Trail. It is out in The Knitter magazine this month. Since the last post about The Knitter magazine, I am so happy to hear many of you in the US found and bought the magazine. :D This month is the issue to celebrate British wool called Campaign for Wool. There are lots of amazing designs in here – also you can win some goodies.

So pretty! The Knitter team is a group of such talented people. I am always so grateful for their fantastic work they put into each issues.

So pretty! The Knitter team is a group of such talented people. I am always so grateful for their fantastic work they put into each issues.

Let me go into the detail about the yarn first. Trail is specially designed to use the brand-new British yarn by Woolcraft called Jarol (do you remember I was blogging about a jumper that does not have a name? This is it) in support for Campaign for wool.

Jarol is an aran-weight 100% superwash British Wool. Colours are all natural (six shades in total). It’s a delight to knit with because it’s soft, warm and superwash – £6.50 per 100g ball I think is a fantastic value for the yarn with such high quality.

Beautifully knits up.

Beautifully knits up.

Many might think that naturally coloured yarn are just for rustic looks. So I wanted to break the boundary and created Trail which has a very modern look. The main design feature of the garment is that it looks like you are wearing a thick cable shrug over a plain sweater. I wanted the cables to “trail” all-over the arms.

Accessorise it with a wide belt.

Accessorise it with a wide belt.

The interesting thing about this sweater is that you can wear it both casual as well as avant-garde depending on how you accessorise it.

Try feminine-look with a nice necklace.

Try feminine-look with a nice necklace.

Pic during the development phase. Once all the cables are done, the rest is easy!

Pic during the development phase. Once all the cables are done, the rest is easy!

The magazine is already out in shops. Hope you like it.

Happy knitty week!

Responses to “Cotton & Cloud Knitting Pattern in The Knitter Issue 36: Trail Shrug Sweater”

  1. Wow, congratulations, I love the design! The yarn sounds gorgeous too!

    • Kyoko

      Hi Marianne,
      Thank you so much! The yarn is absolutely lovely. Have you tried it yet? I feel like I want to knit with this yarn more :D
      x
      Kyoko

  2. Annie

    What a brilliant design :D And I do like the look of that yarn. I shall buy my copy of The Knitter asap :)

    • Kyoko

      Hi Annie,
      Thank you so much :D The yarn is gorgeous. It knits up the cables so well. It’s natural and British :D all good indeed.
      x
      Kyoko

  3. Pili

    What an absolutely gorgeous sweater! I love how the cable shrug bit looks! I’m sure it’ll be a very successful pattern! You are so talented!

    • Kyoko

      Hi Pili!
      Thank you so much. I have been having a series of deadlines this month so I am sorry that I have not visited you often :( But I am so happy to see you! :D
      So happy to hear that you love the cable shrug bits. It’s quite dramatic in real life and if I have time, I would really love to knit one to show off to people! hehe ;)
      x
      Kyoko

  4. Tracy

    LOVE this design, Kyoko! Those cables are like a rippling waterfall…*sigh*… You are so clever with sticks & string! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

    • Kyoko

      Hello Tracy!
      So happy to see you :D I am sorry that I have not been around recently. With all the marathon training and deadlines, it’s crazy. However, I love what I do so I would still do it even if I win a lottery! LOL
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. This one was quite difficult to pattern but with all the help with The Knitter team and an amazing tech editing, it looks fab in print :D
      Hope you are well. ;) (hugs back).

      x
      Kyoko

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