The inspiration for this whimsical, vintage-inspired sweater came from a 1970s heirloom blanket. Featuring an oversized fit, drop-shoulder sleeves and a combination of bold striping, you’ll love the laid-back feel of this sweater and the way it gently contours to your body.
Crochet in the 1970s often consisted of bright colors, bold patterns and simple shapes. With this in mind, I paired some bold striping with a shade of mustard often seen in clothing at this time, all on a natural, cream background. In keeping with the ’70s theme, I tried to accentuate the look of distinct crochet rows, the structure of the individual stitches further emphasized at each color transition. Intended to look like a vintage piece that has been passed down in the family, I hope Timber Lodge sparks a feeling of comfort, familiarity and nostalgia, and maybe you can pass it down to the next generation, like a true heirloom piece.
Yarn: Sport—WeCrochet Paragon Sport (discontinued) in White (Main Color), Black (Accent Color A), Turmeric (Accent Color B)
50% fine merino wool, 25% baby alpaca, 25% mulberry silk
123 yds [117 m] per 1.8-oz [50-g] ball
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Substitute WeCrochet Paragon Sport with any sport weight, category #2 yarn that matches gauge. The yarn used in my sample is bouncy from the wool, with a slight sheen and a very prominent twist, but any sport weight yarn can be used in place of Paragon and still produce a beautiful sweater that you’ll love to wear.