Fonda Sweater Yarn Kit


Caitlin has done it again with another fabulous design that is a must to knit. For the testknit version I have pictured here, I used KOKON Kidsilk Mohair 2ply/lace weight yarn held three. I personally love how it softened the design and gave it a more sophisticated a knit you would wear dressed up with you a beautiful tulle skirt and some heels or dressed with down with your favourite pair of jeans.

Caitlin describes her Fonda Sweater design as "a cute little popover top featuring a fun bobble/twisted rib motif, very loosely inspired by Jane Fonda’s wardrobe in The Electric Horseman. I know that’s a bit of a dated reference, but I can never predict where inspiration will come from! Fonda’s cropped fit is very easy to adjust if you prefer a longer fit. The sweater uses a tubular cast on and bind off- you can find links to tutorials for those techniques, as well as my preferred bobble-making method included in the pattern.

This pattern features some fun techniques including a tubular cast on and bind off, twisted stitches, and my new favourite type of bobble. I have included links to tutorials for all the techniques used in the design, so no need to fear if you haven’t done these before. I got you!"

Please click the link below to take you directly to the Fonda pattern on Ravelry where you can purchase a copy of the pattern. Or can purchase both a hard and soft copy of the pattern below as a product.

I knitted the size 4 (which is my usual size I always knit for Cailtin. I am 5'10 inches tall with a bust size of 101.5cms/40". I do like my knits to be a bit looser but that is just me.


Sample uses Kokon Kidsilk Mohair yarn

Lace / 2 ply
72% Mohair, 28% Silk
210m / 229 yards / 25 grams

Colour used in Sample: Moon

Needles : Note! Needle size is suggested only, you will need to swatch to determine the needle size needed to achieve gauge.
Ribbing: US 5/3.75 mm
Main Needle: US 7/4.5 mm

18 sts and 26 rounds over 4” 10 cm in stockinette after blocking

You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10} to fit a bust size of 
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52) {56, 60, 64, 68}“ 
81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) {142, 152.5, 162.5, 172.5} cm

Balls Required : 9 (10, 10, 11, 11, 12) {12, 13, 14, 15} of Kokon Kidsilk Mohair 

Notions : stitch markers, scrap yarn, darning needle

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