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The second design in our H+W x Friends series, Aisling, by Friend of the Flock Jill Thompson Beach, is an ethereal top down pullover made in our springy + light Weld held together with The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Mighty Mo!, resulting in a covetable cloud-like sweater for everyday wear. The gently undulating cables in the circular yoke grow steadily and melt into easy stockinette stitch that naturally floats away from the body. Dress this sweater up or wear it with your favorite jeans — either way this design is happy to bring you cozy, elegant softness everyday.

A note: Ailsing is available as a digital download and a yarn+pattern bundle here at, but 100% of pattern sales revenue goes directly to the designer, just as if you bought the pattern directly from their website or on Ravelry. We think this way, everybody wins: you get an easier, more straightforward experience as a consumer, our indie designer friends get to realize the maximum revenue from their work, and you get another great way to access new designs in our yarn outside of our pattern collections.  

Type:   Indie Design — Digital Download
Designer:   Jill Thompson Beach
Skill Level:   3 out of 5

Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): ash (light heathered grey), 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins.

Hudson + West Co. Spark (72% kid mohair; 28% silk; 459 yds [420 m]; 1.76 oz [50g]): glacier (light blue), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9); 36.75 (39.25, 45.75, 50.25, 58.5, 60.75, 62.5, 66.25, 73.25)” [92 (98, 114.5, 125.5, 146.5, 152, 156.5, 165.5, 183) cm] finished bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 45.75” [114.5 cm] worn with 3.75” [9.5 cm] positive ease on Jazzmin and 10” [25.5 cm] positive ease on Khrystle.

Size A (for body and sleeves): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 16” [40 cm] and 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needles and your preferred needles for small-circumference circular knitting.
Size B (for ribbing): US 4 [3.5 mm]: 16” [40 cm] and 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needles and your preferred needles for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle; stitch markers; waste yarn or stitch holders for sleeves.

20 sts and 27 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st on Size A needle.
27 sts and 30 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in Chart B patt on Size A needle.

Skills Required: 
Increasing; decreasing; picking up stitches; cabling with (or without) a cable needle.

About the Designer

Jill Thompson Beach is a new knitwear designer focusing on cozy, approachable, enjoyable, and carefully considered designs. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her husband, Aaron, and two dogs, Evie and Mae. Find Jill’s work on her website,, at her dedicated instagram design account @beachhouseknits (tag her at #beachhouseknits so she can see your work!) and on Ravelry.

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