New Favorites: Threipmuir

New Favorites: Threipmuir

I KNOW! Another dark sweater with colorwork yoke (love and have), but independent of that, I’m a bit swoony over Ysolda Teague’s new pullover pattern, Threipmuir. Ysolda’s sort of bending a genre here, with a lopapeysa-inspired sweater knitted at fingering gauge, which leaves room for finer, more intricate patterning in the colorwork section. The mix of geometric and organic motifs is really pleasing to me in this instance, but what I love best about it is how the colorwork literally feathers out onto the solid ground, creating a nice soft transition between the two. Really lovely.


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15 thoughts on “New Favorites: Threipmuir

  1. Thank you for articulating what I like so much about this sweater! Yokes aren’t usually my thing, but this one has really caught my eye!

  2. Do you know of any yoke sweaters where the patterning starts before you join the sleeves to the body? I love the look but when I start the yoke at the join, it sits unflatteringly high on my chest. Or maybe the answer is to try a band of a related pattern on the torso so I don’t get the … what’s that term where your bust looks like it’s sliding into your waist? effect.

  3. Obsessed with this sweater! I think I’m going to make it my spring project next year. The fingering weight will mean it isn’t as hot as a thicker sweater to knit when it starts warming up. I would cast on sooner, but the queue is long.

  4. Gorgeous colour work, and so useful knitted in a fingering weight. That said, I never look my best in yoke sweaters. I suspect I might need dramatic waist shaping to make the style work on me.

  5. That color combination is really striking. I’d never think of it myself, but it’s lovely.

  6. I told Ysolda, “The moment I looked at the photo, I fell in love with it.

    “This year, my husband took me to Cody, Wyoming where my father was born in 1913. My husband knew I needed that connection to my father and his early years.

    “My father was my pal and buddy until his death (killed in a logging truck accident) when I was three. He was half Blackfeet Indian with dark skin and hair, breen eyes (brown eyes that turn green, just like my youngest daughter has), 6 feet 4 inches tall with broad shoulders, and so handsome. He was an artist, a hunter and fisherman, (and when I was little he was) a cattle and horseman working his ranch and teaching me how to care for cattle, milk the cows and ride horses. We spent the whole day together while he taught me the Indian and ‘man’s’ way of working. He was a kind and gentle man, and I loved him dearly.

    “Seeing Cody, Wyoming was a wonderful experience for me. I know that over the many decades since his death, Cody has grown-up and changed. All of America has. Still, I could see and understand his love of the area, just how open and wild and beautiful the area still is. I loved Cody, the quiet open spaces, the friendly people, and can easily see living there.

    “The moment I looked at the photo of your newly released sweater, I fell in love with it. I saw the feathers and instantly thought of my father. Thank you for that. I have to buy the pattern and knit it with the changing color of my fathers (and my daughters) eyes… somewhere… somehow.”

    Those feathers are so different from traditional yoked colorwork that it feels like my imperative to knit this beautiful piece, NOW. Everything else can sit on hold!!!

  7. Love this sweater! I have a problem with knit in the round sweaters where the front neck rides up and the back pulls down. I have read short rows added to the back of the sweater will add length to the back and solve this problem. Are you aware of any sweaters with this short row shaping?
    Thank you for your daily posts I read each one and find not only information but inspiration too!

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