This kit is for the Aurora Sweater.
The kit will include 100% merino single ply and baby suri alpaca silk, and will contain the right quantity for the size chosen.
Single Ply 100% Merino
- A soft, single ply fingering weight yarn. Extra fine superwash merino is used to give a plump, silky yarn with a pearly lustre.
- Ideal for accessories, jumpers, cardigans and much, much more.
- Approx 366m per 100gm hank.
Baby Suri Alpaca Silk (NSW)
- Lustrous, smooth and soft, baby suri alpaca is wrapped around a silk core then brushed to produce a supersoft yarn with a light and airy halo.
- Combine it with a fingering/sock weight or DK weight yarn to add warmth and texture without weight to jumpers, scarves and cowls
- Approx 300m per 50g hank.
All you need to do is choose your colours. First choose the colour you would like for your merino single ply. You can choose any colour way you can find on my website and then pair it with a complimentary or contrasting colour for the Suri Alpaca Silk.
If you need any help choosing, please get in touch and we can work it out together. Alternatively, If you can't find a colour way that makes your heart sing, please do get in touch and we can create you a truly one off custom colour way.
Simply choose your chosen size from the drop down menu and leave me a note with your colour choices. All orders will ship within 14 days of order, and usually much quicker so you can cast on as soon as possible.
The Aurora Sweater is a simple, top down, raglan sweater with beautiful eyelet details at the raglan increases. Designed to be quite fitted with 1-5” (2-12cm) positive ease, however, if you wish to have a roomier sweater, you can apply up to 10-12” (25-30cm) of positive ease.
The sizes given are finished bust size (measured at the widest point) so just apply your chosen ease to your bust measurement and then choose the nearest size.
Sizes: XXS, XS, S (M, L, XL) 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
Bust(inches): 28, 32, 36 (40, 44, 48) 52, 56, 60
Bust(cm): 71, 81, 91 (101, 112, 122) 132, 142, 152
Recommended Ease: 1-5” / 2-12cm
Gauge: 16 stitches and 24 rows to 10cm / 4” stocking stitch, lightly blocked, using 5mm (US8) needles
Note: Gauge is more important than needle size. Please swatch and block to determine the correct size needles to give you gauge.
Needles: 4.5mm (US7) 32” or 40” circular needles and 4.5mm (US7) DPN’s or magic loop for ribbing 5mm (US8) 32” or 40” circular needles and 5mm (US8) DPN’s or magic loop for main.
Yarn Requirements: One strand of fingering weight yarn held double with one strand of Suri Alpaca Silk or Silk Mohair lace weight. This can be substituted for DK or Worsted weight, or two strands of fingering weight yarn as long as the correct gauge can be achieved.
Yarn Used as Shown in Main Picture: One strand of Tiny Teal Handcrafted Single Ply Merino (366m per 100g) held double with one strand of Tiny Teal Handcrafted Baby Suri Alpaca Silk (300m per 50g) held double throughout.
The estimated meterage is calculated as the pattern is written. You can easily change the length of the body or sleeves to suit your personal style, however, please be aware that this may increase the amount of yarn needed.
Meterage / Yardage Required:
620, 670, 720 (790, 860, 930) 1000, 1100, 1200 meters
680, 740, 790 (870, 950, 1020) 1100, 1210, 1320 yards
Please note if using fingering weight held together with alpaca or mohair, or fingering weight held double, the required meterage is per strand.
There are two kits available for the Aurora Sweater - Merino / Alpaca and DK weight. Please see the patterns and kits section of the website for more details.