The premiere design in our H+W x Friends series, Night Heron is a play on the timeless striped sweater – a simple stranded colorwork motif creates a textured look to the horizontal bands and creates compelling visual interest in the combination of horizontal and vertical stripes.This sweater has a classic crew neck and comfortable relaxed fit. The circular yoke construction, worked from the top down, allows you to check fit as you work. Designer Andrea Gaughan, a new Friend of the Flock, named this sweater after the yellow-crowned night heron, a stunning and mysterious bird she has had the pleasure of meeting on late evening beach walks along the Atlantic Ocean, just blocks away from her home.
A note: Night Heron is available as a digital download and a yarn+pattern bundle here at H+W.com, 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: Andrea Gaughan
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]): fawn, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) skeins
Spincycle Yarns Nocturne (100% Merino; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): night watch, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10); 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70)” [85 (95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175) cm] finished bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38” [95 cm], with 6” [15.25 cm] of positive ease on Laura. Recommended ease is approximately +4” [10 cm].
Size A (for body): US 3 [3.25 mm]: 32” [80 cm] circular needle and your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Size B (for ribbing): US 2 [2.75 mm]: your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch marker; tapestry needle; waste yarn.
26 sts + 30 rnds = 4 in [10 cm] in St st, worked in the round on Size A needles, after blocking.
German short rows; circular knitting; increasing; decreasing; stranded colorwork; picking up stitches; tubular bind off.
About the Designer
Andrea Gaughan (she/her/hers) began indie designing with a desire to make beautiful and functional objects using ethically-sourced natural materials. She strives to make designs that knitters will love to make, and most importantly, love to wear. She lives in central Florida with her partner just steps from the beach. She loves all things nature, including hiking, swimming, foraging, and learning about plants, animals, and the environment. Find her on Instagram @andrea.gaughan.knits and her website andreagaughanknits.com.