Burly by Woolly Hooligan


August 2021
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stranded as charted
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1800 - 2500 yards (1646 - 2286 m)
Bust 33, (44, 55, 66) in; 84, (112, 140, 168)cm
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Fleece Artist has some yummy yarn dyed just for this project ! Very exiting :)

Burly rocks a vintage flare. A mid-century modern inspired design utilizing boucle yarn. I love that era of design, from furniture to clothing. Mid-century modern screams the 3 “C” of design: cool, cozy, and comfortable. Burly coat is just that.

Guess what? Curly locks are back in fashion! Yes, a textural feast. They add warmth, fuzz and delight. To my excitement, Fleece Artists brought curly locks back for all of Us to enjoy. I was able to collaborate with Ruth and Jana to bring this amazing idea to all of you. You must browse through all the colour combo options, so gorgeous!

This pattern features this incredible Curly-locks fiber, giving this garment dimension, softness, and bounce. As a backdrop we chose a wonderful, sturdy DK in complimentary colours. Fear no more! the dreaded cutting of a steek. The yarns hold together beautifully.

The “Burly” name reminds me of a grumpy Grandpa, but sweet and kind. Sitting in his oversized Eames chair with a cigar in his hand looking through a daily paper wearing this jacket.

As always, I had to hooliganize the design, by giving the garment high collar, cool wooden buttons and a modern oversized animal print. I am digging this “funky” reimagined look. Do you?

A, (B, C, D) for Bust measurement 33, (44, 55, 66)in; 84, (112, 140, 168)cm.
Provided consecutively.

Sample shown in size B (bust 44in111cm) on a model with a 36in(91cm) bust. Positive ease recommended. Layering piece, oversized.

22 sts/24 rows in 4in/10cm square blocked swatch knitted stranded in the round using the charted pattern. Using size 6 US (4mm) knitting needles.
Take time to achieve gauge, adjust needle size as needed.

1. Main (MC): BFL DK is 100 % BFL wool with 246y(225m) in 4.4oz(125g) per skein.

  1. Contrast (CC): Curlylocks is a larger loop boucle composed of 78% Mohair, 13 %Wool, 9% Nylon with 273y(250m) in 4.4oz(125g) per skein. https://www.fleeceartist.com/product/curlylocks/

Colours/Amounts needed:
Check out Fleece Artist website for color combinations.
Amount needed:

  1. MC: 4, (4, 5, 5)skeins
  2. CC: 3, (3, 4, 4) skeins

• Size 6US (4mm) needles, interchangeable circulars recommended, with additional cords with various lengths, (appropriate length cord for specified stitch count as per size, also used to hold large amount of sts on hold for later use),
• Size 3US (3.25mm) for collar and arm ribbing,
• 8 Buttons,
• Darning needle to weave in ends,
• Minimum of 6 stitch markers. One of different colour to denote the start of round, the other to denote the steeks. Use of stitch markers to denote each pattern repeat is recommended, but optional (additional markers needed for this option),

Skills required:
• Knit, purl, decreases,
• Knitting stranded method using chart,
• Picking up stitches along an edge,
• Long tail Cast on method,
• German short row or preferred method for short rows,
• 3-needle BO,
• Minimal sewing, hand and/or machine,
• Attaching buttons, 5 required max 1 in(2.5cm) is diameter,
• Backwards loop CO,
• Reinforcing and cutting steeks,
• 3 stitch I-cord Bind off.

Notes about construction:
Knitted stranded, bottom up using steeks for front and arm holes. The collar is shaped along the way. Steeks are cut, reinforced and stitches are picked up along the front edges for the collar. Collar is worked flat, adding button holes and shaped using short rows. The arm holes are finished last by picking up stitches all around and finishing the sleeves.
Buttons are sewed on.