Fade along with us! Join in the fun of fading with Ravelry dynamo designer Joji Locatelli. Her sweater patterns especially have been spectacularly successful. To celebrate this speckled sweater design, we've put together two special collections of Handpaint Speckles for our own take on this amazing design, and they'll knock your socks off! Fade on.
From the designer: Spector is a faded circular yoke pullover with a beautifully decorated textured pattern. The trellis-like stitches interlock and change as you make progress from the top down.
Most of the sweater features a ribbed pattern that uses a PURL stitch as a base. To make things easier I have written the instructions for the body and sleeves to be worked from the WS of the garment (so that most of the sts are KNIT sts instead).
This yarn pack is dyed to order in 4-6 weeks.
Spector Sweater is designed by Joji Locatelli. Each kit includes:
- (4) different colorways of our Spectacular yarn base, enough yarn to make one sweater; choose palette and size from the dropdown menu.
pattern - make sure to choose YES from the drop-down menu, otherwise no pattern will be sent and you can purchase the pattern yourself from Ravelry.com. See notes below on pattern.
Warm Red/Orange Palette:
- Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
- Make Like a Tree
- Takes Two to Tango
- Ruby Slippers
Cool Purples Palette:
- Joie de Vivre
- Know Your Own Happiness
- Incandescently Happy
- Grape Stomping
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL).
Shown in size M on a 36” bust. Recommended ease: 1-3” (2.5-7.5 cm) of positive ease.
Bust circumference: 32 (34, 38¾, 42¾, 46¾, 50¾, 54¾, 57½, 63¼) inches; 80 (85, 97, 107, 117, 127, 137, 144, 158) cm.
Upper sleeve circumference: 11½ (12, 13¼, 14, 14½, 15¼, 17, 17½, 18 ½) inches; 28.5 (30, 33, 35, 36.5, 38, 42.5, 44, 46) cm.\
Required Yardage from the Ravelry listing: The total required yardage combined of all the colors is approx. 1230 (1350, 1500, 1620, 1780, 1890, 2060, 2200, 2350) yards 1125 (1235, 1370, 1480, 1625, 1730, 1880, 2010, 2150) meters.
Sizes/Number of skeins in pack:
- XS/S/M: 4 skeins total: 1 skein of each color in palette
- L: 5 skeins total: 2 skeins of color #1, 1 skein of each of the other 3 colors in palette
- XL: 7 skeins total: 1 skein of color #4, 2 skeins of each of the other 3 colors in palette
- XXL-5XL: 8 skeins total: 2 skeins of each color in palette
Spectacular - fingering (100% superwash Merino wool) - 400 yds/100g. Single-ply, shiny, and soft. These skeins weigh approximately 120g, giving you nearly 480 yards per skein!
In a hurry to cast on right away?
- Order here for a kit ready-to-ship from our studio to your favorite knitting chair.
This kit includes the pattern if you choose it from the dropdown menu.
Care for all of our yarns: Hand or machine wash cold (delicate cycle), dry flat. Our yarns are colored using professional-grade acid dyes.
We’ve made every effort to photograph the color accurately, but appearance may vary with your monitor settings.