This morning I released Barnstorm, a roomy pullover with just a bit (26 rows) of colorwork.
When the fall and winter set in, I am always cold. So originally, my idea for this pullover was to create something a tad oversized, warm and appropriate for wearing inside or as a layering piece, outside. To make Barnstorm casual and add comfort, I added slits at the hem and cuffs, but I wanted to create a bit of interest there, too, without distracting too much from the yoke, so there is a spin on a simple rib.
My daughter, the model in the pictures, is wearing the sample size (39-3/4″) with about 3-1/2″ of positive ease. Of course, you could adjust the fit by knitting up a smaller or larger size. The pattern is written in 8 sizes ranging from 35-3/4 to 57″
Yarn was also important for this one. (Is it ever not?) Quince & Co. Owl and Owl Tweet are a blend of 50% wool and 50% alpaca. Quince does a great job with these two because they have the warmth I was looking for without making the pullover too heavy.
The colorwork pattern has 3 colors, but I think the pattern would look just as nice in one color or even two. I used Owl Tweet Russet, and Owl Cinnamon and Chamomile as contrasting colors, with the main color being Abyssinian.
I’m itching to wear Barnstorm, but it’s still a little too warm here on Long Island. Sitting in the bleachers at high school football games is right around the corner for me, though, and this is wear I’m going to give my Barnstorm its debut!
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