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Hutton Yarn Kit

HUTTON YARN KITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER IN A RANGE OF COLOURWAYS - FEATURED IN LAINE ISSUE 13

THE HUTTON PATTERN IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE IN ISSUE 13 OF LAINE MAGAZINE

Hutton is a cozy, comforting slightly over-sized cardigan knitted in Barn, a plump DK weight yarn using a simple two-colour slip stitch pattern. Only one colour is worked on any one row but an all-over two-colour pattern results. The cardigan is knitted from the bottom up commencing with a deep 2x2 ribbed welt. The lower body is unshaped but is split at the sides to insert deep inset pockets for maximum snuggle. The body is divided at the underarm and fronts and back worked separately until they are joined at the shoulders using a visible three-needle cast off. Sleeves are picked up around the armhole and worked downwards to achieve the perfect length; the extended length of the shoulders mean the sleeves need to be shorter than you might think. The stitches for the collar and deep front bands are picked up and then the collar and bands are knitted in one piece with short rows worked to create a deeper shaped collar. A separate knitted belt is worked to tie around the waist.

Hutton is inspired by cardigans of this type which have appeared since the very beginning of the twentieth century in many forms, and frequently, gender neutral. Oversized and comfy, the length and shaping would change, the size of the collar would alter with the fashions, different surface patterns and textures would be used; but the basic structure remained the same. From its appearance in Edwardian times as one of the first 'casual' items of outerwear, it later contributed to the androgynous look of the 1920s. It then re-appeared in the late 1950s as a 'his and hers' wardrobe staple, now sometimes shaped at the waist, and made famous by both Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. In the 1970s it emerged once again; longer, softer, more over-sized, re-invented by Ralph Lauren and appearing regularly in the TV show Starsky and Hutch, or worn by lithe models in perfume adverts. In the 1980s think mohair and intarsia, then in the 1990s it was adopted by grunge to look deliberately unkempt and now in the twenty-first century it remains as popular and universal as ever.


Kits are available in a choice of 9 sizes to fit from chest sizes 32 to 66 inches (82-167 cm) and the kit price offer a considerable saving on buying the yarn individually, with a 15% discount on the full purchase price of the yarn. There are 10 colourway options to choose from including the shades of Undergrowth and Sunset Over The Bay which were used to knit the sample shown in Laine. All the kits use Barn, a luscious, plump, DK weight wool, spun from a blend of Jacobs, white Shetland and black Shetland fleeces, created especially for Susan by a local mill. The resulting yarn is a tonal grey which is then hand-dyed by us here at Monkley Ghyll in a range of shades inspired by the natural and farming landscape around us.

To order your kit, simply select your size and then your preferred colourway. If you would prefer to select your own colourway, you can view all the Barn shades by clicking on the link above and ordering directly from there.

 

The pattern is not included with the kit and is only available in Laine Issue 13.


 
The kits are available in nine sizes as follows:

1st size - to fit 32-34 inch (82-86cm) chest

Main Colour: 6 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Undergrowth in images)

Contrast Colour: 4 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Sunset Over the Bay in images)

2nd size - to fit 36-38 inch (92-97cm) chest

Main Colour: 7 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Undergrowth in images)

Contrast Colour: 5 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Sunset Over the Bay in images).

3rd size - to fit 40-42 inch (102-107cm)

Main Colour: 8 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Undergrowth in images)

Contrast Colour: 5 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Sunset Over the Bay in images)

4th size - to fit 44-46 inch (112-117cm)

Main Colour: 8 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Undergrowth in images)

Contrast Colour: 6 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Sunset Over the Bay in images)

5th size - to fit 48-50 inch (122-127cm) chest

Main Colour: 9 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Undergrowth in images)

Contrast Colour: 6 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Sunset Over the Bay in images)

6th size - to fit 52-54 inch (132-137cm) chest

Main Colour: 10 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Undergrowth in images)

Contrast Colour: 6 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Sunset Over the Bay in images)

7th & 8th sizes- to fit 56-62 inch (142-157cm) chest

Main Colour: 11 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Undergrowth in images)

Contrast Colour: 7 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Sunset Over the Bay in images)

9th size - to fit 64-66 inch (162-167cm) chest

Main Colour: 12 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Undergrowth in images)

Contrast Colour: 8 x 100g skeins of Barn (shown in Sunset Over the Bay in images)

  


ALL CUSTOMERS BASED OUTSIDE OF THE UK WILL HAVE VAT OF 20% DEDUCTED FROM THE COST OF THE KIT AT CHECKOUT.

UK CUSTOMERS RECEIVE FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF £100 OR OVER.

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