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  • fall/winter 2013: moon pulls

    The ideas that came together to form Moon Pulls have been bouncing around in my head since the beginning of this year. On a quick trip to Iceland just after Christmas, I picked up some Lopi in a few beautiful colors. I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to make with those skeins of yarn, but I knew they'd become a sweater. A few weeks later, after I was back in Seattle, Cirlia and I were doing the Kenzie photoshoot for Skacel (you can check that out here). One of the patterns Cirlia designed for the mini-collection was the beautiful Cedar Leaf Scarf (rav link), which has these lovely long garter stitch ends. The vibrant orange Cirilia had chosen really highlighted the texture, and I became pretty fixated on garter stitch after that, and visions of long garter stitch sleeve cuffs began dancing in my head.

    Eventually, I realized that my nebulous Lopi sweater idea and my desire for garter stitch sleeve cuffs could result in a happy marriage. While I love a super traditional lopapeysa, I knew I wanted to do something a little different with these colors, particularly the bold glacier blue. I landed on a cozy sweatshirt-style fit, and knowing that not everyone loves Lopi right next to their skin, I decided to line the sleeve cuffs and the collar with facings in Schoppel-wolle Cashmere Queen - it's hard to argue with a cashmere-merino-silk blend.

    Moon Pulls is named after a song by the Icelandic band Múm, mostly because I just like the phrase, but I also enjoy the play on words/jeu-de-mots that happens for French speakers, where mon pull means "my pullover." 

    Moon Pulls is written for eight different sizes, and a list of yarn requirements and other pertinent info can be found on the Ravelry page here.