Galina Slip Stitch Sweater by Chloe Birch in West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat
This sweater is perfect for autumn keeping you warm for those bonfire nights under the fireworks. Designed by Chloe Birch, the yarn used in this sweater is West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat. This yarn is a 100% Bluefaced Kerry Hill chunky roving yarn just ideal for you to unwind with. Re:Treat with its roving qualities and a soft twist that glides off the needles, creates smooth, light fabrics with a luxurious silky texture.
To fit bust: 28-50 inches
This kit contains:
- 3 x West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat - Ponder (339)
- 5 x West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat - Tranquil (341)
- 2 x West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat - Harmony (184)
- 1 x Digital Patterns
You will also require 1 pair of 6mm and 6.5mm knitting needle, removable/hinged stitch markers and stitch holder.
Yarn weight: Chunky Roving
Needle Size: 1 pair of 6mm (US10/UK4) knitting needles and 1 pair 6.5mm (US10.5/UK3) knitting needles
Ball weight: 100g
Tension: 14 sts and 19 rows to 10cm measured over stocking stitch and 15 sts and 30 rows to 10cm measured over pattern 6.5mm needles
Fibre: 100% Bluefaced Kerry Hil
Care Instructions: Hand wash 30°C, do not tumble dry, do not bleach, do not iron
Pattern For: Ladies
Unfortunately 5 /11 balls of my yarn were wildly inconsistent in width and ruined the structure of the garment! Very disappointed and wont be buying from the store again as obviously there is a lack of quality checks. The sleeves are also verrry long and baggy so I would recommend adapting pattern to taste
I really like this sweater and enjoyed knitting it. I used slightly different colours though and made a couple of adaptations. Like the Mira sweater by the same designer, the sleeves are too baggy for my taste, but I assume that is to make it easier for the knitter, by not having to do colour work AND increases at the same time. However, I made normal increasing sleeves and adapted the coloured slip stitch accordingly, which is easy enough to do, but you have to concentrate. I also made it quite a bit longer, but again, that is just personal preference. The pattern is easy to follow and would like to see more from this designer.