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Shakespeare In The Park Sweater Kit

price: $148.00

To knit or not to knit, that is the question! Transport yourself back to times of yore with this Shakespeare-inspired knit. Worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom up, this cropped sweater boasts striking bishop sleeves adorned with a simple colorwork motif that is mimicked in the yoke. This wilt surely delight any crowd!

Welcome to the Shakespeare In The Park Sweater Kit. Along with the yarn, you'll receive this beautiful pattern (by email!) for free with yarn purchase. 

…’Tis nobler to cast on for this fun sweater than to suffer the slings and arrows of deciding “what will be your next project?”

The Shakespeare In The Park Sweater has been 7+ months in the making and is a dream collaboration with the amazing Park Williams of @Parknknit. This sweater is a whimsical fashion forward piece that showcases Park's beautiful design skills and her signature bold & bountiful sleeve detail.

 What's not included:

* Needles - if you'd like these added to your kit you can purchase them here

What comes in your kit:

* The yarn needed to complete this project, depending on the size you are knitting, 3-5 skeins of Spun Cloud yarn in the main color and 1 skein of also Spun Cloud in a contrast color to complete the color work portionThe model is shown wearing color combo in Honeysuckle/Lavender Dust which is available as a Pre-Order at this time. If you want to come up with your own color combo feel free to email us at vanessa@knitcollage.com

In all photos the Main Color is shown on the left and the Contrast Color (for your yoke and sleeve detail) is shown on the Right.

NOTE: Kits containing these colors will ship out the week of Feb 10th, hopefully before then ~ Honeysuckle, Lavender Dust, French Vanilla, Antique Mauve, Fog Heather and Bodacious Pink.

Pattern details:

Sizes: To Fit: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60)” / 81 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122) (132, 142, 152)

Note: This sweater is designed to be worn with 4/10 cm of negative ease. To get the fit shown, select a size here that most closely corresponds with your actual bust measurement.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Knitter

Needle Size:

Size US 13 (9 mm) DPNs or US 13/40" using Magic Loop method for Sleeve cuffs

Size US 15 (10 mm) circular needle for Body ribbing (cable length will vary depending on size)

Size US 17 (12 mm) circular needle for Body (cable length will vary depending on size) 

Size US 17 (12 mm) DPNs OR US 17/40" using Magic Loop method for Sleeves.

Needle Kits of all of the needles used in this sweater can be purchased here. Please note that in this needle kit you will be using the magic loop method to create cuffs and sleeves - so this comes with the long circular needle option - not DPNs.

Finished Measurements:

Bust: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) (48, 52, 56)” / 71 (81, 91.5, 101.5, 112) (122, 132, 142) cm

Length: 15.25 (16, 16.75, 17.5, 18.75)(19.5, 20.25, 21.5)” / 39 (40.5, 42.5, 44.5, 47.5) (49.5, 51.5, 54.5) cm

Gauge: 8.5 sts and 11 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch


Spun Cloud (100% Wool, approx. 100yds/200g):

3 (3, 4, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5) skeins in Honeysuckle (MC)

1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) skein in Lavender Dust (CC)

Pattern Designer: Park Williams

P.S. To see examples of this sweater knit on more people and body types, visit our Ravelry page here

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