After finishing my own Silver Forest I thought it would be fun to offer a kit for you to knit your own too! The Silver Forest was designed for Brooklyn Tweed yarn , but I knitted mine with Jamieson & Smith Supreme which is a wonderful yarn. Just be sure to swatch so you can take your own tension and change of yarn into account.
Please note sizes offered are bust measurements for the finished garment. Read below for ease and fitting. Also note that the pattern is available in sizes larger than those offered here as kits. Contact me if you're interested in putting a kit together for a bigger size and I'll be happy to help you.
The kit includes:
- Yarn needed to knit your chosen size in the following shades:
- A large 2-color Woolly Thistle tote bag made in New Hampshire
- A wee tin with hand-poured resin top featuring sheep perfect for storing stitch markers (stitch markers NOT included, sheep image may vary)
- Please note the pattern is NOT part of the kit but can be easily purchased on Ravelry.
Pattern description from Ravelry:
This seamless, circular yoke sweater sweater knit in the round is a top down hybrid. Designed to have a relaxed fit with 2-5” of positive ease at bust. You can choose between 3 options for body shaping: Subtle hourglass shaping, straight body, or a-line, and there are 2 options for neckline styles: ribbed or rolled neckline. The knitting starts with a provisional cast on with waste yarn using a simple long tail cast on. No additional skills are needed for this method (called COWYAK) and the transition between the directions in knitting is completely invisible. The stranded yoke is worked and then the neckline is bound off. Next, the body and sleeves are worked top down from. With this method of construction, the sweater has live stitches at the neckline and edges of the body and sleeve cuffs. This makes for easy customization of body and sleeve lengths and neckline width.
Bust circumference: 34.75 (38.5, 42.5, 46.5, 50.5, 54.5)” / 86.5 (96.5, 106, 116.5, 126, 136.5) cm
Sizes listed are actual finished sweater measurements. Choose a size with recommended ease of 2-5”
/ 5-12.5 cm larger than your actual bust measurement. Shown with 3” / 7.5 cm ease. Additional measurements in schematic on page 10.
Colorwork: 27 sts and 36 rnds = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette st, in the round, after blocking.
Body: 27 sts and 40 rnds = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette st, in the round, after blocking.