Another new fall yarn arrived in the shop this week – Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed. Rich, soft and luxurious, tiny nubs of color scattered throughout the yarn echo the changing hues of the natural world.
About Silkroad Aran Tweed
- 85% Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere
- 104 yards / 50 grams
- Gauge: 18 sts per 4″
- Suggested needle: US 8 (5mm)
- Handwash in cool water. Dry flat.
About Jo Sharp Design
Australian designer Jo Sharp has been designing knitwear since the mid 80’s. During the 90’s, she developed her own range of hand knitting yarns which became known for their rich color palettes and natural fibers.
Color is a primary motivation of Jo’s work. She collaborates closely with yarn makers to create the yarns and shades that are incorporated into her collections, featuring Australian Merino wool together with silk, cashmere, cotton & kid mohair.
A signature element in Jo’s knitwear designs is an elegant, earthy simplicity. She is passionate about creating contemporary garments that are truly wearable, comfortable and easy to knit.
We have these Jo Sharp patterns in print at the shop – come on in and start a new fall project!
Cable Wrap is a cozy cabled cardigan perfect for chilly fall days. You’ll need 15-18 balls of Silkroad Aran Tweed.
The Coco Raglan Sweater has options to customize the sleeve length, body length, ribbing, and collar. You’ll need 7-9 balls for the short sleeve version or 9-11 for the long sleeve version.
Garter Stitch Jacket will keep you warm this winter! The simple pattern makes for quick knitting and lets the texture of the yarn shine. Knit it short or long, with buttons at the top or all the way down. You’ll need 11-15 balls for the short version or 13-19 balls for the long version.
The Juniper Sweater is a classic unisex pullover with drop shoulders and a V-neck, suitable for beginner knitters. You’ll need 10-14 balls of Silkroad Aran Tweed.
Luxe Sweater is a unisex drop-shoulder pullover with an appealing ribbing treatment at the collar and hems. You’ll need 11-19 balls of Silkroad Aran Tweed.
Turtledove is a unisex sweater with bold cables. Knit it up with 14-16 balls of Silkroad Aran Tweed for yourself or a friend!
The Unisex Raglan Sweater is a great classic knit for men and women. You’ll need 12-21 balls of Silkroad Aran Tweed. The pattern also includes instructions for a ribbed mohair scarf and a striped scarf or wrap!