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Team 'Forshore Sweater'
12th Nov- 10 Dec (Yoke Only) 
12th Nov-  14th Jan (Whole Garment). 

Congrats! Over 400 people applied to test knit and we have selected you to join us on our first projects. Firstly we wanted to say a massive thank you for applying and agreeing to be part of this test knit, we are so excited and can not wait for you to get started with the patterns and to see these designs grow!

There is a lot to read but please do read the following information carefully,

if you have any questions just drop us an email on. I understand we are coming in to a busy time of the year so if you are only able to get the yoke done before the first deadline you don't need to finish the whole sweater until you have the time. 

info@rawwoolcompany.co.uk 

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Inspiration

Nestled in the far south-west of the British mainland, Cornwall is a coastal county steeped in rich heritage, where the ebb and flow of the sea shapes cliffs and lives of those that live there. At low tide the foreshore is revealed to show us planes that each day will disappear again when the tide comes in and the sea reclaims for itself. Kynance Cove is one of the most beautiful spots in Cornwall with a forshore set amongst jagged rocks and cliffs edge; Kynance Cove was the key inspiration for this sweater. 

The traditional knitting of practical, iconic knitwear in Cornwall has also been passed down through families and communities with the patterns of cables and shapes reflecting the local harbours and villages where they come from. Drawing from the traditions of the Cornish Gansey, the Foreshore Jumper is a testament to the timeless art of knitting.

These timeless shaped garments speak to the origins of clothing inspired by the sea. A silhouette to suit anyone and everyone. With each stitch, the "Foreshore" jumper weaves together a tale of tradition, nature, and the enduring allure of Cornwall's coastal treasures.

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Forshore Sweater

A cleanly styled sweater with a smooth stockinette body, with a yoke full of pattern.

The "Foreshore" pattern captures the ever-changing sea, rugged cliffs, and gentle whispers of the shoreline. This fusion of traditional motifs and coastal elements creates a harmonious blend, infusing the design with the very essence of Cornwall's coast. After a steeked neck lapelled collar this top down knit comes to life with colour work pattern moving then to a stocking stitch body and sleeves that glide. If you have never steeked before this is the perfect project for you! With only a small section to steek and video support to help you will wonder why you haven't tried it before. The arms taper after a generous allowance of positive ease of 8-15cm around the top of the arms and shoulders. Like our mindset our patterns don’t box people into specific genders, we simply create sea inspired knitwear that everyone can feel comfortable in. 

If you would like to test knit this pattern please have a look at the size guild below before signing up at the end of this page.

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Size Guide & Yarn

Size 1(2:3:4:5:6:7)

Neck opening: 42(42:45:45:47:47:50)cm

Neck ribbing: 4cm 

Positive ease: 8-15cm

Deepest part of neck shaping at back: 2(2:3:3:3:3:3)cm

Yoke lengths: Front 18(18:18:18:19:19:20)cm 

Yoke lengths Back 22(22:23:23:24:24:25) cm

Chest at widest point: 88(100:111:127:138:148:156) cm

To fit chest 80-85(90-95:105-110:115-120:125-130:135-140) cm

Arms at widest point: 30(34:37:41:43½:45½:46½) cm 

Arm pit to end of ribbing: 42(42:44:46:47:48:48) cm 

Gauge 22 sts x 30 rows per 10cm Square 

DK Weight yarn. Suggested yarns:

 

Yarn- MC: Raw Wool Company, Shepherds Silver. 

CC- Telling Yarns, Steadfast Pantalaimon.

Meterage guide: (these amount have been mathematically estimated, yardage feed back from the test knit will be required).

MC:950(1050:1250:1350:1480:1600:1750)meters

CC: 125(135:150:160:170:185:195) meters 

So lets get started!

Fill out the form below and you will receive your pattern, link to join your fellow test knitters on Slack and a discount code for any of our yarns! 

 

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