Woolfolk Tov II Collection Favorites

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Our friends at Woolfolk have released another collection featuring their yarn TOV—now available in five additional colors and a brand new DK weight! We love the dense aran weight TOV for extra-warm winter wear, but the lighter weight TOV DK will wear across multiple seasons. Tov is a high-twist multi-ply yarn that knits with excellent stitch definition while maintaining its softness which is standard for Woolfolk yarns.

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The TOV collection II features rich textures and meandering cables. The Bølge scarf by Scott Rohr is our favorite accessory from the collection with its bold intersecting stripes and diagonal motifs. The texture pattern is worked using stockinette and reverse stockinette stitches making the scarf aesthetically reversible, so you don’t have to hide the back side of the work. Bølge is a perfect project for an adventurous beginner with a working knowledge of knitting charts, or an open-mind for learning. It’s a universally appealing garment that works for women and men of all ages. Knit one for yourself, your brother or your teenage granddaughter. The gifting possibilities are endless.

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Two pullovers stand out from the collection of Tov DK patterns. The first of which is Havgræs, a ribbed pullover with an elegant Art Deco-style texture pattern on the front and back panels. I imagine designer Sarah Soloman stepping into a vintage New York City speakeasy and stepping out with this feathery motif on the needles… In addition to the charted texture pattern, the garment features a drop sleeve shoulder seam, vented hem and bracelet-length sleeves, while the pattern utilizes cable stitches, japanese short-rows and sloped and three-needle bind off techniques, recommended for intermediate knitters.

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Much of Woolfolk’s TOV II collection leans toward tradition, drawing obvious inspiration from classic gansey fisherman sweaters. Despite its old-style influence, Drivtømmer, designed by Mary Anne Benedetto, stands out as a contemporary, feminine, statement sweater. This pattern features several different styles of sophisticated cables that twist and weave throughout the garment—an absolute playground for confident cable knitters. I’m enamoured by the elegant finishing techniques like the cables that wind all the way down to the hem and that beautiful cabled shoulder seam. Most of the sweater is knit flat and seamed, however some elements, like the collar, will require circular needles. You’ll want to have confidence knitting and reading cable charts, tubular cast on and bind off, as well as sloped bind off techniques.


Be sure to check out Woolfolk’s entire TOV collection II and let us know what you’re inspired to knit with TOV DK.

 

 

October 30, 2017 by Charli Barnes
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