Say hello to my lovely new pattern – Thousand Tides.
This is one of those patterns which has been rather a long time coming. It was first published as a fitted tunic design in Issue 32 of Knit Now. That version was knitted in Susan Crawford’s beautiful Excelana DK – a super-cosy and deliciously woolly yarn. I loved this version, but it didn’t feel very “me”. I’m a scruffy type, and if I’m wearing a pullover it’s generally a comfy fit. I’ve knitted sweaters for myself with waist shaping before, but I just never wear them, so when it came to knit my own version of this jumper, I tweaked the design a little – straightened the sides, shortened the body, lengthened the sleeves. When it came to yarn, I wanted something smoother and more drapey, and the beautiful Bowland DK by Eden Cottage Yarns was absolutely perfect. (There isn’t much Bowland in stock right now, but Oakworth would knit up in a very similar way).
It’s a relatively simple pattern – you don’t need to be a super-skilled knitter to get a great result – but the yoke section is a whole lot of fun to knit. The design includes a wide size range, with a finished bust between 76.5 and 152cm – I’ve included the schematic on the Ravelry pattern page if you want to see these in detail.
If you want to grab this pattern, now’s the time to do it – I’ve set up a discount code which will give you 25% off the pattern until the end of this month. If you want to knit Thousand Tides, head over to Ravelry, add it to your cart and then pop TT25 into the discount code box to get your discount.