Illuminate by Andrea Mowry - 2021 Rhinebeck Sweater Kit

Andrea Mowry has designed another Rhinebeck hit! 

As you may know, every October, the New York Sheep and Wool Festival aka Rhinebeck is The Place to Be for wool loving people.

Andrea Mowry has created a tradition of releasing a pattern in honor of this annual meetup. She releases it now - so if you are attending Rhinebeck, you have time to knit the sweater at the festival.

Regardless of whether you are attending Rhinebeck - knitting this design is a fun way to knit along with others - for all of us to see one another's variations of the design - and to have a cute new sweater to wear this Fall (of if you are in the Bay Area - now!)

Andrea has chosen to knit her sample out of Magpie's Feather - a soft, fluffy 70/30 mohair/silk lace weight yarn and Spincycle Nocturne. But we couldn't wait to cast on with Verb's exclusive Dyed In The Wool colorway Small Wonder paired with Feather in the colorway Ashe, and as you can see, the result is stunning.

We are smitten with the pairing of Magpie Feather and Spincycle Dyed In The Wool and have put together kits. Choose the one that speaks to you, and you will truly have a one of-a-kind sweater.

To choose your kit:
1. Decide which size you would like to knit. Note how many skeins you will need.
2. Choose the color and necessary number of skeins from the dropdown menu. (The number in parenthesis after each color indicates number of skeins.)
4. Add to cart - checkout - and we will ship your yarn to you! yay!


Yarn: Spincycle Dyed in the Wool; 100% American Superwash Wool; 200 yds per 50 g skein and Magpie Feather; 70% mohair, 30% silk; 470 yds per 50 g skein

Recommended ease is 0 to +6”/0 to +15 cm; Andrea and Kristine's samples shown are Size 3. Andrea is 5’5” person with a 34”/86.5 cm bust for 6”/15 cm of positive ease. Kristine is 5'8" with a 38" bust for 2" of positive ease.

Bust Circumference:
32 (36, 40, 44, 48)(52, 56, 60, 64)”
81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122)(132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) cm

# of skeins required
Main Color: 3 (4, 4, 4, 5)(5, 6, 6, 7) skeins (Spincycle)
Contrasting Color: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3)(3, 4, 4, 4) skeins (Magpie)


Color Options:
Spincycle Dyed in the Wool Small Wonder / Magpie Feather Stagbunny (warm ivory with hints of pink)
Spincycle Dyed in the Wool Small Wonder / Magpie Feather Ashe (grey) 
Spincycle Dyed in the Wool Small Wonder / Magpie Feather Baby Got Black (black)


100% for the Designer: Please note, this kit includes the yarn only. It does NOT include the pattern. Kindly purchase the pattern directly from the designer, so they receive 100% of pattern sales. Please click here to purchase the pattern.


NEEDLES - or size needed to obtain gauge
Main Fabric: US 4/3.5 mm –24”/60 cm to 40”/100 cm circular
Sleeves: US 5/3.75 mm –preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)
Ribbing: US 2/2.75 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 32-40”/80-100cm for hem and preferred needles for small circumference knitting for
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge. The Ribbing needle should be two US sizes smaller than the Main Fabric needle.)

Stitch marker, cable needle, row counter (recommended), scissors, waste yarn or stitch holders

Please note the skeins of Spincycle shown in the photos are an approximation of the colors you will receive. Due to their dyeing and spinning process, each skein is truly unique. We have done our best to choose photos that we feel are representative of our current stock. You absolutely cannot go wrong with Spincycle's gorgeous yarn.


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