Turtleneck sweater knitting kit
With its loose-fitting cut that slopes down to the hips, wide turtleneck, and set-in sleeves, the Colletia jumper combines many qualities: it is warm, comfortable, elegant, and easy to wear. Moreover, it is knitted with Top Hair, which is both soft and light and made with mohair wool. This yarn is made up of 72 % kid mohair, the top of mohair yarn, and 28 % silk, that adds a beautiful sheen to the yarn.
Wear the Colletia on weekends during an outing, or at work. You can combine it with many different outfits easily such as straight-fit trousers, a pencil or pleated skirt, or a pair of jeans. You may also wear a belt around it to show off your waist.
How to knit this sweater?
The Colletia is knitted with 5 mm needles for the body and 4 mm needles for the neck. You must know the basics of knitting to make it:
- Knit and purl stitches
- Increase and decrease stitches
- Pick up stitches
You can start this project if you know these techniques. Beginners with some knitting experience may also try this project but will require help with the neck and the assembly.
Customise your garment
The Top Hair yarn is available in many different colours. Choose the one you like best, then select the size you wish to knit with the help of our size guide if necessary.
The knitting kit
The kit comes witheverything you need to knit the Colletia jumper yourself: balls of Top Hair yarn, 5 mm and 4 mm knitting needles (optional), a 24 karats heart-shaped charm to finish off your piece with, and a knitting pattern with step-by-step instructions and annotated figures for sizes S to XL.
You will also need a few extra tools to knit this jumper, such as a pair of scissors, a tape measure, two stitch holders (optional), and a yarn needles. Visit our online Haberdashery to purchase these tools.
Mohair yarn requires particular care to be kept in good condition for a long time. Spread out washes and use a little detergent. You can rid your jumper of bad smells by airing it for a few hours.
Wash your jumper by hand or in a machine with cradle wash technology. The water for the wash and the rinse must be a constant temperature of no more than 30°C. Do not rub your garment, but soak it and apply pressure to let the detergent seep in. Rinse without using softeners. Remove excess water without wringing and leave to dry flat in a ventilated location.
Store flat in an unconfined location and change it location regularly to remove potential creases.