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Vivacious Collection - Volume 1

 

Hermes Baby

by Rachel Coopey

A relaxed slouch with vertical ribs that flow from brim to crown to keep knitting interesting. Choose from a regular size (shown here in Tweed Imps) or a slightly longer version for extra slouch (shown here in Spiced Plum). The smooth lines created from alternating knits and purls made us think of Belinda, typing the playlist for her weekend hangout on her beloved vintage typewriter: the Hermes Baby.

This unisex design is the perfect project while you chat with friends or a beginner knitter ready to knit in the round. Worked up in a single skein of precious handdyed this is a hat to treat yourself with in more ways than one.

::Sizing Information::
Sizes: Small (Large) worn with up to 5cm 2in positive ease

To fit head circumference: Small- 22 inches 55cm), Large- 24inches (60cm)

Regular length: 9¾inches (25cm)
Extra slouch: 11inches (28cm)

::Yardage Information::
Fyberspates Vivacious DK 100% superwash merino wool; 230m/252yds per 115g skein
Regular size shown in Shade 801 Tweed Imps: 1 skein
Slouchy size shown in Shade 800 Spiced Plum: 1 skein

Rum Raisin

by Belinda Boaden

The kimono shape has been everywhere this season and we’ve embraced its generous shaping with our favourite yarn. Visible seaming and a lightweight fabric makes this oversize cardigan flattering to wear for every knitter.

Schematics are included for how to piece together each of the panels that are knit individually, making this our favourite sweater for knitting while we travel. Vivacious Volume 1 is all about celebrating the good things in life: simple stockinette and clever construction. Rum Raisin is a garment that is all about combining those perfect elements to create a great outcome. Where did the name come from? Well, have you ever soaked raisins in rum? Another combination we love!

::Sizing Information::
Sizes 8-10, 12-14, 16-18, 20-22, 24-26(UK)

To fit bust
32-34 (81-86cm), 36-38 (92-97cm), 40-42cm (102-107cm), 44-46cm (112-117cm), 48-50 inches (122-127 cm)

Actual bust
57 (142cm), 64 (160cm), 71 (178cm), 78¼ (196cm), 85¼ inches (213 cm)

::Yardage Information::
Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply (100% superwash merino wool; 365m/399yds per 100g skein)
Shade 601 Tweed Imps: 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins

Want to join the KAL and win a sweater’s worth of yarn? Come join in the Vivacious chatter and knit your new favourite sweater!

Soonly

by Rachel Coopey

Contrasting heels, toes and cuffs give endless possibilities to these slouchy DK weight socks. These are perfect for quick gifts, warm and indulgent treats for yourself or a beginner wanting to learn about sock construction. They knit up pretty fast too which resulted in the perfect name- Soonly.

::Sizing Information::
Sizes: Small, Large
To fit foot circumference up to: 8 (20 cm), 10 inches (25.5 cm)
Leg length: 6 inches (15cm)

::Yardage Information::
Fyberspates Vivacious DK 100% Merino wool; 230m/252yds per 115g skein
Yarn A: Shade 805 Forest Green: 1 skein
Yarn B: Shade 803 Silver and Bronze: 1 skein

Gather

by Belinda Boaden

Pockets that were made for collecting treasures add a little fun to this sweater with a wide body and drop shoulders. Gather your favourite pocket debris- a wrapped sweet to discover midday, a ticket stub from the weekend or a dried flower you’re keeping safe for a little one. Whatever you gather, we hope you love this stylish sweater.
Worked flat before seaming, this sweater has all the little details that make it sit just right. Tubular hems add weight and a little more structure to the fluid lines of the garment while dropped shoulders keep that smooth feel throughout. This sweater is a little bit of everything you love about knitting: plenty to keep you interested and stretches of soothing stockinette to sink into.

::Sizing Information::
Sizes 8-10, 12-14, 16-18, 20-22, 24-26(UK)

To fit bust
32-34 (81-86cm), 36-38 (92-97cm), 40-42cm (102-107cm), 44-46cm (112-117cm), 48-50 inches (122-127 cm)

Actual bust
55 (140cm), 61 (156cm), 68½ (174cm), 75¾ (190cm), 81 inches (206 cm)

::Yardage Information::
Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply (100% superwash merino wool; 365m/399yds per 100g skein)
Shade 603 Silver & Bronze: 5 (6, 7, 7,8) skeins

Hackney Hops

by Belinda Boaden

A modern update for a classic shape takes this sweater from the perfect companion with jeans to something a little special. Hackney Hops takes its name from the designer’s favourite craft beer as we celebrate all the things we love about the weekend with this comforting collection of knitwear.

Yarn is held double to add weight and structure to the ribbing before continuing on the main body and sleeves while just holding one end of the yarn. With an emphasis on strong hem lines and worked in pieces before setting in the sleeves and seaming, this is a classic sweater that really goes the extra mile to ensure great fit and a flattering shape. Simple enough for beginners who wish to learn garment construction or a soothing knit for the more experienced knitter who wants a little comfort.

::Sizing Information::
Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 (UK)

To fit bust
32 (81cm), 34 (86cm), 36 (92cm), 38 (97cm), 40(102cm), 42(107cm), 44 (112cm), 46 (117cm), 48 (122cm), 50 (127cm) inches

Actual bust
37 (94cm), 39¼ (100cm), 42 (107cm), 44¼ (112.5cm), 46½ (118cm), 48¾ (124cm), 51 (130cm), 53½ (136cm), 55¾ (141.5cm), 57¾(147cm) inches

::Yardage Information::
Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply (100% superwash merino wool; 365m/399yds per 100g skein)
Shade 607 Deep Aqua: 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins

Herbin

by Belinda Boaden

A go-to sweater with a simple shaped hem that adds a little touch of elegance to this otherwise understated knit. This sweater is made for cosying up with a journal or sketchbook and whiling away the hours. We’ve named the sweater ‘Herbin’ after our designer’s favourite brand of ink because we love handwritten letters as much as we do handknit sweaters. It’s time to indulge in our favourite hobbies whether it’s knitting or writing. Celebrate the weekend with Vivacious Knitwear!

Yarn is held double to add weight and structure to the ribbing before continuing on the main body and sleeves while holding just one end of the yarn. With an emphasis on strong hem lines and worked in pieces with simple raglan increases, this is a classic sweater that really goes the extra mile to ensure great fit and a flattering shape. Simple enough for beginners who wish to learn garment construction or a soothing knit for the more experienced knitter who wants a little comfort.

::Sizing Information::
Sizes 8-10, 12-14, 16-18, 20-22, 24-26(UK)

To fit bust
32-34 (81-86cm), 36-38 (92-97cm), 40-42cm (102-107cm), 44-46cm (112-117cm), 48-50 inches (122-127 cm)

Actual bust
39 (99cm), 43½ (110.5)cm, 48 (122cm), 52½ (133.5cm), 57 inches (145 cm)

::Yardage Information::
Fyberspates Vivacious DK (100% superwash merino wool; 230m/252yds per 115g skein).
Shade (808) Blue Lagoon: 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) x 115g skeins.

High Fidelity

by Rachel Coopey

Who doesn’t love handknit socks? Having that go-to pattern is a must for keeping toes warm and socks on the needles. These socks are simple enough for new sock knitters with a classic heel flap construction to get you started with your new favourite item to knit. Soothe away stresses from the working week with the rhythm that ribbed stitches provide and knit your new favourite socks.
We named these socks when thinking about trying to keep our feet warm while rummaging for vintage 45s at the local market. Finding that much coveted title is just the magic we love about the weekend and we like to think turning the heel on a sock holds a little sparkle too.

::Sizing Information::
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large

To fit foot circumference up to: 8 (20cm), 9 (23cm), 10 inches (25.5 cm)
Leg length: 6 inches (15cm)
Foot length: Adjust to fit

::Yardage Information::
Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply (100% superwash merino wool; 365m/399yds per 100g skein)
Shade 609 Peacock: 1 (1, 1) skein

London Fields

by Belinda Boaden

We love London Fields, an area located in East London that features a pretty park, countless pubs, a much loved wool shop and its very own microbrewery. This collection celebrates all the good things we love about the weekend- exploring our favourite local destinations and knitting.

London Fields is a stylish jacket with attention to detail: a turned hem, generous ribbing at the yoke and simple enough for bold buttons. Designed to be worn with a little positive ease and set in raglan sleeves, this is a cardigan with some simple steps for effective results.

Sample shown is size 12-14 worn with 3.5cm 1¼in positive ease.

::Sizing Information::
Sizes 8-10, 12-14, 16-18, 20-22, 24-26(UK)

To fit bust
32-34 (81-86cm), 36-38 (92-97cm), 40-42cm (102-107cm), 44-46cm (112-117cm), 48-50 inches (122-127 cm)

Actual bust
36¾ (93.5cm), 41¼ (105cm), 45¾ (116cm) 51 (129.5cm), 54¾ inches (139 cm)

::Yardage Information::
Fyberspates Vivacious DK (100% superwash merino wool; 230m/252yds per 115g skein)
Shade 806 Sea Green: 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) x 115g skeins

Rhubarb Crisp

by Rachel Coopey

A certain designer is a little obsessed with all things rhubarb and so we’ve named this delicious beret after one of our favourite Sunday bakes! This is the perfect recipe for an all-weather beret: playful stripes, a little bit of slouch and lightweight yarn make this truly versatile.

Whether you’re using up beloved scraps of stash or breaking into a new skein of your favourite handdye, let the colours do the talking in this easy to knit beret. There’s no need to break yarn at the end of each stripe- simply carry it loosely up the inside, twisting around each other as you change colours.

::Sizing Information::
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large with up to 5cm 2in positive ease

To fit head circumference: Small- 21 inches (53.5 cm), Medium- 22½inches (57cm), Large- 24inches (61cm)

::Yardage Information::
Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply 100% superwash merino wool; 365m/399yds per 100g skein
Yarn A Shade 602 Copper Tones: 1 skein
Yarn B Shade 610 Lavender Haze: 1 skein

Rosy Lemonade

by Rachel Coopey

Cold hands need a straightforward solution – quick to knit mittens that keep fingers toasty and the chill away. Work a simple ribbing in the round before cruising up the hand in gentle stockinette and let the handdyed colour of the yarn do all the talking.

These mittens are easy to customise and simple enough for a beginner knitter wanting to learn to knit in the round. These are also the perfect solution for that sudden cold spell that caught you off guard as they work up satisfyingly quick.

As for the name? Rachel spent the summer in which she designed these for us addicted to Monin Rose Syrup- the perfect addition to drinks and cocktails. Sometimes it’s just worth repeating some of your favourite things. Don’t you think?

::Sizing Information::
Sizes: Small, Large with length knit to suit

Hand circumference: Small- 7-8 inches (18-20cm), Large- 9-10 inches (23-25.5 cm)

::Yardage Information::
Fyberspates Vivacious DK 100% superwash merino wool; 230m/252yds per 115g skein
Shade 811 Mixed Magentas: 1 (1) skein

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