Koivua Sweater - Tash's version - Yarn Kit

You too can knit your own gorgeous Koivua Sweater by Caitlin Hunter in the Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill La Bella 8ply/DK weight yarn. I love how it turned out using the Great Ocean Road Yarn. 

My version is knitted in Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill La Bella Salt & Pepper for the Main colour and Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill La Bella 100% Australian Merino for the contrast colour. If you would like to you can always reverse the colours, just swap the main colour to the 100% merino and the contrast colour to the Salt&Pepper.


Koivua is a top-down circular yoke sweater that features stranded colourwork and texture created with simple knit and purl stitches, making this an engaging yet not difficult sweater to knit. The sleeves balloon gently and are finished with a simple, classic i-cord. The body and sleeve lengths are easily adjustable, keep in mind changes will alter the yardage required.

Please click the link below to take you directly to the Koivua on Ravelry where you can purchase the pattern. (If you do not have Ravelry please let me know as my store has in store sales on Ravelry and I can organise to purchase this pattern on your behalf).


Suggested Yarn
 required for this pattern :

MC : Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill La Bella 8ply/DK weight Salt & Pepper (100% Australian Merino and Alpaca Blend 186 yards / 170 m per 100 g)  

CC : Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill The Purl Code 100% Merino Natural  (100% Superfine Australian Merino 175 yards / 160 m per 100 g)  

You can always change the Main Colour to the 100% merino and the Contrast Colour to The Sal&Pepper. Just remember to order the right quantities. 

Size XS (finished bust measurement of 93cms / 36.5") - MC 4 skeins  and CC 3 skeins

Size S (finished bust measurement of (104.5cms / 41.25") - MC 5 skeins and CC 3 skeins

Size M (finished bust measurement of 116cms / 45.75") - MC 6 skeins and CC 3 skeins

Size L (finished bust measurement of 128cms / 50.25") - MC 6 skeins and CC 4 skeins

Size XL (finished bust measurement of 139.5cms / 54.75") - MC 7 skeins and CC 4 skeins

Size 2X (finished bust measurement of 151cms / 59.5") - MC 9 skeins and CC 5 skeins

Size 3X (finished bust measurement of 160cms / 62.75") - MC 9 skeins and CC 5 skeins

Suggested positive ease for this pattern is 25.5cms or 10"

Needles : Ribbing and I-cord: 3.5mm / US 4  Main: 4mm / US 6 

Gauge: 21 sts and 25 rounds over 4” [10 cm] after blocking with main needle in both colourwork and texture pattern.

(All images above are courtesy of Me)

Happy Knitting :)

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