We are so honored to have Barrett Wool Co.’s Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted grace the cover of the newly released book Interpretations Vol. 6 by Joji Locatelli and Veera Valimaki. These two talented designers are also great friends and it shows in their heartfelt designs, descriptions and photographs.
The cover design is called the Community Tunic by Joji Locatelli. Here is Joji’s description of the design:
"I have been wanting to do more colorwork in my designs… It’s something that makes me really happy, the ability to draw with 2 colors of yarn, to create any motif I can think of. So when I read the word ‘connection’ to use as inspiration for a design, I immediately thought of 2 strands of yarn, connected and interlocked, creating a stranded colorwork yoke.
I decided to give the classic stranded yoke a twist, though. In this design you can choose from a variety of motifs. This gives you a chance to customize your tunic so that no other will look the same. I could picture some of these tunics being worn by knitters at an event, and I could see them comparing the motifs they had chosen. Much like a knit night, festival, or knit along, the Community Tunic is about connecting with fellow knitters and celebrating a shared love of the craft.”
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Shown in size M on a 36” bust.
Finished bust circumference: 33 (36, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63)” 83 (90, 98, 108, 118, 128, 138, 148, 158) cm. Recommended ease: 2-4” 5-10 cm of positive ease.
Yarn: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins of Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted by Barrett Wool Co (100% Wool; 250 yds 228 m / 100 g). 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins in Main color / MC (sample shown in colorway Pebble), or approx. 1000 (1100, 1200, 1325, 1450, 1575, 1700, 1825, 1950) yds 912 (1003, 1094, 1208, 1322, 1436, 1550, 1664, 1778) m of worsted weight yarn; and 1 skein or approx. 250 yds 228 m in Contrasting Color / CC (sample shown in colorway Birch).
Needles: US 6 4 mm, US 7 4.5 mm and US 8 5 mm circular needles, about 32” long.
Note: The largest needles are used if you normally get tighter tension when knitting colorwork (to make it even with the gauge in plain stockinette stitch). If you always get equal tension, then you don’t need the larger size.
Other: Stitch markers including one removable, tapestry needle.
18 sts and 29 rows = 4” 10 cm on US 7 4.5 mm needles in stockinette stitch.
18 sts and 29 rows = 4” 10 cm on US 8 5 mm in Colorwork patterns.
Before you measure, please take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your sweater.
The Kit Includes:
- Enough yarn in your selected size to make one Community Tunic.
- A Ravelry download code for the Community Tunic pattern.
- An optional jar of BWC Ring Stitch Markers in the small size.
- The kit comes packaged in a hand-stamped natural cotton project bag.
Photo Credit: Jonna Hietala