As soon as we got the new Natural Shetland Heritage yarn into my work I knew I wanted to make something with it, I had the idea to make yet another (this is my fourth!) variation of the Puffin Sweater by Kate Davies, its is such a great pattern and I knew it would work well in the Heritage (my second one was knit in the dyed version of the same yarn) and I’m not disappointed!
I did a bit of modifying to the pattern just to mix it up a bit, I did no waist shaping, in fact, I made the body more a-line in shape, I also used a Yarn Over increase method to make the yoke a bit lacy looking instead of the Kfb increasing used in the pattern. In keeping with my a-line shape i decided to just do 5 buttons at the top of the cardigan.
I wanted to try and use all 6 of the new shades but in my initial swatch, I wasn’t keen on the shading when I had Fawn and Moorit in so I decided to just use Shetland Black, Grey, Light Grey and White. This is two less I think than the original pattern so I had to do more rows of each colour which I think gives the yoke a more graphic look.
I was really good and swatched for both my machine knitted body and sleeves and the yoke, I actually made a size a few bigger than I would usually due to the gauge of the Heritage on my machine and so I could have a little bit more positive ease than my other puffins.
All in all, my natural Puffin cardi has given me a bit of my knitting mojo back! speak soon xxx