This lovely Varpu pattern by Jonna Hietala I knitted because I wanted to use the gorgeous KOKON Chunky Mohair......a yarn I love and create a quick and stylish knit. I am so happy with the result. So much so that I have added this yarn kit to the website so you can knit your own version too.
Varpuis worked top down, mostly as one piece. It is a very quick and effortless knit – easy enough for beginners and a nice snack for more experienced knitters.
I did make some modifications to the original pattern so I have added comprehensive notes to my ravelry project page. My user name on ravelry is ctashc. The original was made from different yarn so looks completely different to my version. I took away the round neck and made mine a v-neck and did not include any ribbing to the neck. Please also feel free to contact me if you are not on ravelry and I can email you my modifications.
Please click the link below to take you directly to the Varpu on Ravelry where you can purchase the pattern. (If you do not have Ravelry please let me know so you can purchase a hard copy and pdf copy of the pattern through the online store)
Needles: US 15 / 10 mm 32–40” / 80–100 cm circular needle for stockinette stitch. 10.75” / 6.5 mm 32–40” / 80–100 cm circular needle for ribbing (and DPNs for sleeve and neck ribbing, unless you use the magic loop technique or a short cord).
Notions: Locking stitch markers, tapestry needle.
GAUGE 10 sts x 11 rows to 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.