Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter

Ninilchik Swoncho

February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1460 - 2020 yards (1335 - 1847 m)
2 sizes, fits XS-M, L-3X
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Inspired by a desire to design a modern, unexpected take on a classic Lopapeysa, the Ninilchik Swoncho is my personal dream come true of style meets cozy comfort…

The shift between seasons can bring some unexpected weather, and layers are an essential part of staying comfortable as the temperature dips and lifts. This swoncho is as comfy as being wrapped in a blanket, but is more functional thanks to its clever construction and sleeves. Craggy Tweed DK from The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers comes in the perfect palette for fun colorwork options, or you can grab a kit for ready-made fun! This cozy piece will surely be a go-to knit in your closet - you may find yourself reaching for it year-round! Coming in just 2 sizes that fit a wide range of bodies, you may even have to make a few to compensate for the family members who swipe one from under your nose!

Sizes: 1 (2)
Size 1 will fit XS-M, size 2 will fit L-3X
Body Circumference: 69 (83)” 175 (211) cm


Yarn: DK weight yarn 1,460 (2020) yards
MC: 800 (1100) yards
CC1: 230 (320) yards
CC2: 230 (320) yards
CC3: 200 (280) yards
Sample shown in Craggy Tweed DK from The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers in
MC: Horse Belly
CC1: Buffalo Gal
CC2: Pukuni
CC3: Castle Rock

US #4 / 3.5 mm and US #6 / 4.0 mm (or as required to meet gauge) 24” and 40” circulars and DPNs (or longer cables for magic loop) in both sizes.

20 sts and 24 rounds over 4” in colorwork pattern on larger needles

Skills Requires:
Knitting in the round, short rows, stranded colorwork (note that while most rounds use only 2 colors, there are 2 rounds which require carrying 3 colors)

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