Newfoundland Heritage Pullover Sweater

Newfoundland Heritage Pullover Sweater

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Perfect for him or her, the pattern for this cosy wool sweater is inspired by Nordic and Celtic traditions.

By Anna Hobbs

Design by Barbara Harpur

Diagrams by Vicki Elsom                     

Dark Grey (MC) and Light Grey (CC) were used for Charcoal sweater. 

In honour of the anniversary we asked Barbara Harpur,  in St. John's, to design a sweater that incorporates both Nordic and Celtic traditions.
In 2000, Newfoundlanders celebrated the arrival of the first Europeans on North American soil 1,000 years ago, gathering at L'Anse aux Meadows, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

She responded with a handknit of instant and infinite appeal. Made with pure wool yarn from New Brunswick's Briggs and Little Woolen Mills, the straight, classic shaping of the sweater suits both men and women. The overall texture, created by simple knit and purl stitches, forms a traditional zigzag pattern echoed in the easy Fair Isle bands at the hems.

Newfoundland Pullover

Loose fitting mock turtleneck pullover with 2‑colour ribbing and Fair Isle bands at hems is worked in diamond‑and‑zigzag pattern throughout Instructions are written for Small (S) size. Any changes for Medium (M), Large (L) or Extra Large (XL) are written in brackets. If there is only one set of figures, it applies to all sizes.

You need:

Briggs and Little Heritage 2‑ply wool yarn (113 g skeins) as follows:

Main Colour (MC), 7(7,8,8) skeins

Contrast Colour (CC), 1(1,1,1) skeins

Note: As shown in photos, Dark Grey (MC) and Light Grey (CC) were used for Charcoal sweater Sheep's Grey (MC) and Bleached White (CC) for Driftwood sweater (above).

One pair of 4 mm needles

One pair of 5 mm needles OR whichever needles you require to produce the tension given below

Stitch holders, stitch markers and tapestry needle

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