AVFKW x Cocoknits: Ruth Knit-a-Long // Off the Needles!

AVFKW x Cocoknits: Ruth Knit-a-Long // Off the Needles!

Yarn Tasting: Creating Luscious, Lightweight Fabrics for Ruth Reading AVFKW x Cocoknits: Ruth Knit-a-Long // Off the Needles! 3 minutes Next Marine Layer Knit-a-long: Cast on now!
















My Ruth is off the needles, ends woven in, and blocked. It is soft and cozy - perfect for these Spring rainy days. I love how the shawl collar keeps the chill off my neck. 

Let's get real: knitting a sweater can be anxiety-inducing. It asks for commitment. And for a myriad of reasons, this came up for me when knitting my Ruth.

Let's recap. I decided to dye Everyday for my Ruth. I dyed it as a trial run for the class we offer on indigo-dyeing a sweater quantity of yarn (there are still spots in our upcoming class on Saturday, April 6th.) 

At that point, the yarn increased in precious-ness and led to what some may consider overthinking. (Yes, even I as a dyer with a studio, who could easily indigo-dye another batch of yarn, began to believe this is quite possibly the last yarn on Earth I will ever dye or knit. So I began to wonder if I should knit a Jesse instead.) 

Also, I wondered if I should be knitting one of the seventeen colors offered in the Bread & Butter palette. 

What I love about KALs, is that they are a timed experience. So time was ticking, and I needed to make a decision which was obviously to go ahead as planned and make Ruth out of my indigo-dyed yarn. 

One reason that led me to make that final decision is that I adore wearing sweatshirts. I find them warm and cozy. And I knew that no matter what I would wear Ruth in Everyday. Except that Ruth would be a much more chic version - yay! 

My full chest measurement is 38". I knit the size 40.5". 

A change I made to the pattern was to knit the v-neck deeper. I knit to 5" below the underarm. And then joined the collar to the body. I like the cropped version of my sweater. But wonder if I would lengthen the body next time around. 

I'm also still dreaming of knitting it in lighter weight yarns for a more fluid, drape-y sweater to wear over a slip dress. 

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Ruth strikes the balance between sophistication and comfort. It’s a straightforward Cocoknits method pattern with an incorporated collar, but the magic happens when you cross the front collar stitches, transforming it into a streamlined shawl collar pullover. Side vents add to the ease and wearability of the sweater.



Ruth is available in 10 sizes:
5.75 (40.5, 44.25, 48)(51.75, 55.5, 60.25)(64, 67.75, 71.5)

You will need the following number of skeins of Everyday: 
4 (5, 6, 6)(7, 7, 8)(8, 9,9) 

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