Branches & Buds Sweater Kit
As soon as I saw Carrie Bostick Hoge's Branches & Bud sweater in the first issue of Making Magazine: Flora, I knew I had to knit it up. I decided to use our Wisconsin Woolen Spun yarn in sport weight and I also decided to use the beautiful undyed natural colors. The sweater practically knit itself, it went so smoothly and the pattern by Carrie is beautifully written. Since it was such a hit we worked with our local Wisconsin yarn mill and Carrie Bostick Hoge in order to be able to offer the Branches & Buds Barrett Wool Co. Sweater Kit! You will just love this sweater and kit!
A little about the sweater now. It is worked from the top down with a color work yoke. The color work uses only two colors and follows a very simple chart. This would make a perfect first-time sweater or color work project. For more experienced knitters this project will be a breeze. The neckline is a bit like a boatneck style and I absolutely love the end result. I was considering steeking the sweater to make a cardigan but I decided to leave it as is!
You will need to figure out your size before you order. We have a limited number of kits this time around but we hope to have more in the near future. If there is enough demand we can do a pre-order for the sweater kit. Let us know if you didn't get one this time around but would still be interested in purchasing a kit in the future.
Determine Your Size
34 (36, 39¼, 42¾, 46¾, 50, 54, 57¼, 61¼)” (86.5 (91.5, 99.5, 108.5, 118.5, 127, 137, 145.5, 155.5) cm) bust circumference
Shown in size 36” (91.5 cm) with 1” positive ease in the photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge. Susan's version is shown in size 39¼ with about 3-4" of positive ease.
Yarn Included in Kit
Wisconsin Woolen Spun (100% American Wool; 100 grams / 360 yards)
- 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins in Quaker Gray or Coal (MC)
- 1/2 skein in Birch (CC)
Extras Included in Kit
- Seven colors of Home Fingering Weight to embroider colorful buds on the yoke. The cut lengths of yarn are wrapped around a wooden clothes pin.
- Stitch Marker Tin
- Hand-stamped muslin project bag large enough to fit all of the yarn needed for your sweater size.
- Ravelry download code for the pattern.
Pullover is worked from the top down in one piece. Buds are sewn onto branches at the end.