By Caitlin Hunter (Boyland Knitworks)
Inspired by a desire to design a modern, unexpected take on a classic Lopapeysa, the Ninilchik Swoncho is my personal dream come true of style meets cozy comfort…
This swoncho is as comfy as being wrapped in a blanket, but is more functional thanks to its clever construction and sleeves. This cozy piece will surely be a go-to knit in your closet - you may find yourself reaching for it year-round! Coming in just 2 sizes that fit a wide range of bodies.
Sizes: 1 (2)
Size 1 will fit XS-M, size 2 will fit L-3X
Body Circumference: 69 (83)” 175 (211) cm
Yarn: DK weight yarn 1,460 (2020) yards
MC: 800 (1100) yards
CC1: 230 (320) yards
CC2: 230 (320) yards
CC3: 200 (280) yards
US #4 / 3.5 mm and US #6 / 4.0 mm (or as required to meet gauge) 24” and 40” circulars and DPNs (or longer cables for magic loop) in both sizes.
20 sts and 24 rounds over 4” in colourwork pattern on larger needles
Knitting in the round, short rows, stranded colourwork (note that while most rounds use only 2 colors, there are 2 rounds which require carrying 3 colours)