PROJECTS Unisex Sweater Kits

Pre-Order Kits

These kits are a special-order – we aren’t stocking them in the store on a regular basis but you have the option to order them at any time (it will be available to purchase as long as the manufacturer makes it available to us). Your kit will ship or be available for pick-up once it arrives, and we will contact you. If you need your kit for a specific date please let us know and we can find out if it’s feasible. 

Unisex (fits all adults)

The following projects/kits are designed & sized as unisex patterns, which means they are meant to fit any gender and body (the sizes range from 34″ chest up to almost 70″). The designs are casual, relaxed, loose fitting shapes in classic styles – which means they’ll look great FOREVER.

The Yarn: Berroco Lanas

The projects are all designed with Berroco Lanas, a new 100% Pure Wool, their newest go-to workhorse yarn – it’s the high quality yarn for when you just want WOOL. Lanas is a class yarn, it’s made from a special blend of South American wools. It’s springy, a worsted spin with lots of body, that both knits and blocks easily. It holds cables and texture beautifully, and is perfect for colourwork or felting. Made in Peru; hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry. 

Optional Yarn Substitutions

The following are suggestions for alternative yarns to the ones in the kits/patterns – because lots of times people really DON’T want plain ‘ole wool. Please contact us with your preferred yarn, colour number and size and we can set up a special order for you). The yarn quantities will be the same for all of the following yarns:

Wools & Blends (machine washable)

All Season Options (machine washable)

 Synthetic (machine wash and dryable)

  • Berroco Comfort (50% Super Fine Acrylic, 50% Super Fine Nylon, Great for care homes, 9.97/skein)

Wools (hand wash)

Sensitive Skin

Dutton

Dutton is a simple and stylish pullover in all over seed stitch – a great everyday kind of sweater. Stripes leading down the body give the sweater a flattering look. Dutton is worked in the round, from the bottom up, with drop sleeves picked up and worked in the round. Dutton is designed with Berroco Lanas, 100% wool from Peru (see above for substitutions).

I’ve set up some flattering colour combos to help feed your inspiration, but you get to choose your own colours, so do what makes your heart sing (or do a Google search for images of “Striped Sweaters” and see what comes up, you never know what will fire-up your imagination).

Incidentally, I think this pattern would look sensational as an an All Season sweater (no wool or wooly fibres) made with Berroco Remix – the yarn’s natural tweediness would enhance the texture of the seed stitch.

Size

  • Bust: (34½, 38¾, 43) [47¼, 51¼, 55½] {59¾, 64, 68¼}” / (87.5, 98.5, 109) [120, 130, 141] {152, 162.5, 173.5} cm
  • Length:  (21½, 23½, 24¼) [24½, 25¼, 25¾] {26¼, 27, 27½}” / (54.5, 59.5, 61.5) [62, 64, 65.5] {66.5, 68.5, 70} cm 
  • Shown in size  47¼” / 119.5 cm. 
  • Recommended ease:  4–6″ / 10–15 cm positive ease

Kit Includes

  • Berroco Lanas: (4, 4, 5) [5, 6, 6] {7, 7, 8} balls in Main Colour, and (1, 1, 1) [2, 2, 2] {2, 2, 2} balls in Contrast Colour. Shown in 95115 Lime Light & 9501 Cream
  • Pattern

Other Materials (kit does NOT include)

  • 4mm/US6 – 32″ circular needles
  • 5mm/US8 – 32″ circular needles
  • 4mm/US6 – 16″ circular needles
  • 4mm/US6 double-pointed needles
  • 5mm/US8 double-pointed needles
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Waste yarn to hold stitches

Leicester

Leicester (pronounced ‘Lester’ in North American english) is a classic cabled cardigan with a shawl collar and set-in sleeves. It’s perfect for layering, especially out for a spring/autumn walk or curling up with a good book. The interesting cable design keeps things interesting without being overwrought or too busy. Leicester is designed with Berroco Lanas, 100% wool from Peru (see above for substitutions).

Size

  • Bust/Chest (closed): (35¼, 38½, 42¼) [45½, 49½, 53, 57¼] {60¾, 64, 68} “ / (89.5, 98, 107.5) [115.5, 125.5, 134.5, 145.5] {154.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm
  • Length: (28, 28½, 29) [29, 29½, 29½, 30] {30, 30½, 30½}” / (71, 72.5, 73.5) [73.5, 75, 75, 76] {76, 77.5, 77.5} cm
  • Shown in size 42¼” / 107.5 cm. 
  • Recommended ease:  4–8″ / 10–20 cm positive ease.

Kit Includes

Other Materials (kit does NOT include)

  • 5mm/US8 needles (straight or circular)
  • 4mm/US6 – 32″ circular needle
  • removable markers
  • Five 1″ buttons

Dunmore

Dunmore is a classic unisex sweater. Classic, rugged, and a perfect sweater for everyday wear. Dunmore is as simple to wear as it is to make with texture on top and easy-breezy stockinette on bottom.

Size

  • Bust/Chest:  (35, 38½, 43½) [46½, 52, 55, 60] {63½, 68½, 72}” / (89, 98, 110.5) [118, 132, 139.5, 152.5] {161.5, 174, 183} cm
  • Length:  (25, 26, 26) [26½, 26½, 27, 27] {27½, 27½, 28}” / (63.5, 66, 66) [67.5, 67.5, 68.5, 68.5] {70, 70, 71} cm
  • Shown in size 43½” / 110.5. 
  • Recommended ease:  2–4″ / 5–10 cm positive ease.

Kit Includes

Other Materials (Kit DOES NOT Include)

  • 3.75 mm/US5 needles (straight or circular) 
  • 4.5 mm/US7 needles (straight or circular)
  • 3.75 mm/US5 – 16″ circular needles
  • 2 stitch markers
  • 6 removable stitch markers
  • 1 stitch holder

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