Siena Pullover Kit
With the Siena pullover knitting kit, Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton's clever design techniques have added slip-stitch rows between the stripes to add texture and interest to this simple, easy-fit pullover. Nothing complicated here, just the beauty of the intermingling of tonal colour-ways.
This kit is available in x4 sizes and includes a digital copy of the Siena Pullover pattern and the yarn to knit each size.
Yarn weight: Aran
Needle Size: 4mm / US 6 and 4.5mm / US 7 straight and 4mm / US 6 Circular
Ball weight: 100g
Tension: 20 STS / 24 ROWS
Author: Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton
Pattern For: Women
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The yarn is gorgeous ombré colours, much more glowing than the picture, and the colours have lovely names, 'sunflower', 'cypress grove' 'wild poppies' which are apt, and this shows how unrepresentative the photo is. For instance, there is a moss green and a bottle green, but I have yet to find which has a transitional colour to resemble the turquoise stripe on the picture. There is only one colourway for the pack so it must be there somewhere! It would work with any combination, and could be a favourite stash-buster pattern. The pattern itself is less clearly written, although simple, as for the slipped stitches it does not specify slip knit-wise or purl-wise or through the back loop. Scrutiny of the photo to identify whether the stitch has a twist or not was the answer. Also, it would be possible to get the pattern starting on the wrong stitch where you have to increase for the sleeves, and an offset colour change will give the illusion of some stripes being wider than others. The introduction of the next new colour has to be in line on the same vertical stitch every time. That is the only thing to be careful of, it is a very pleasing design.
The colours are great the yarn feels very soft - I know I will enjoy knitting this soon.
The yarns are very different to the colour picture. I quite like the colours but they are just not the same. Also there is a major error in the pattern. The slip stitching rows are repeated every stripe, but this is not stated in the pattern. I just worked it out once I realised the plain st st was going on too long. This should not have got past the technical editing.
Sienna pullover kit
Although I haven't completed the pullover yet I have to admit that the colours are nowhere near as vibrant as pictured on the pattern. A little disappointed.
Great value for money
Just getting going. Love the feel of the wool and think it's going to be fun.