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Biches & Bûches

Talvinen Sweater Kit

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  • We've created kits for this gorgeous new pattern by Caitlin Hunter.

    Talvinen is a colorwork yoke sweater worked from the top down. This design is intended to be worn with 2-4” 5-10 cm of positive ease, depending on your personal preference. Optional A-line shaping is achieved by going up a needle size as you knit the body and sleeves.

    Inspired by the Sielulintu- the soul-bird in Finnish folklore, Talvinen means winter in Finnish. It is a little tribute to Caitlin's Finnish grandmother, Julia, and a reminder of the beauty of winter.

    Caitlin has used Biches&Bûches Le Petit Lambswool for her sample- the rustic and lofty fingering weight is wonderful for colourwork, blocks beautifully and comes in a stunning range of colours!

    Your Kit Includes:

    PDF Pattern (Schematic is included for full fit details.)
    YARN: Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool, 100% Lambswool
    271 yards 248 m, 50g per skein

    1 4 1 1 6
    2 4 1 1 6
    3 5 1 1 7
    4 5 1 2 8
    5 6 1 2 9
    6 6 1 2 9
    7 6 1 2 9
    8 7 1 2 10
    9 7 1 2 10
    10 8 1 2 11

    (Shown here in MC: dark orange grey , C2: grey brown ,  C3: turquoise)

    You will also need:
    Ribbing: US 2/ 2.75 mm
    Main: US 3/ 3.25 mm
    Body Shaping 1: US 4/ 3.5 mm
    Body Shaping 2: US 5/ 3.75 mm
    Body shaping needles are optional, used if you wish to create an a-line shape.
    Tapestry needle for darning ends
    Stitch markers

    24 sts and 36 rounds over 4” 10 cm in colorwork and stockinette on main needles after blocking.

    1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10}
    Bust circumference:
    32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52){56, 60, 64, 68}“
    81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132){142, 152.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm
  • Yarn Ingredients:
    100% Pure Lambswool

    Length per skein:
    248m (270 yds)

    Weight per skein:

    Light Fingering
    3 - 3.5mm / (US 2½ - 4)

  • the little story: when starting to think about a woollen company, Astrid was in search of the yarn she wanted to knit her designs with and offer in the shop.

    She was looking for something rustic, that reminded her of a trip to Norway in 1995, discovering the pure wool from their Norwegian sheep, as well as her Scandinavian roots, a yarn that would make a sturdy sweater, to be worn through the years. and that rustic yarn would have to be blended with a soft feeling, that felt good knitting with, and of course, that felt good wearing.

    for the heartful moments of going slow
    putting thoughts and feelings into a single stitch
    being part of making one's wardrobe 
    and being part of something bigger 

    Biches & Bûches are a Scandinavian family settled in France.

    Their all-natural wool comes from a family-owned fibre mill in Scotland.

    Astrid designs garments of wool with a deep love for sweaters and cozy shawls. Biches and Buches describes their yarn as "A beautiful quality, presented in a way that feels like home."

    We are in love with their gorgeous yarns and designs. Seriously can't get enough of their wonderful, homey pinterest board.