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Table of Contents Ensemble 6 Bare Naked Wools 12 The Looks Nutberries Cowl Nutberries Warmers Cam Cable Pullover Pebble Creek Scarf Ponte di Rialto Shawl Bressay Sock Oculus Coat Snow Tire Poncho Wrap Winding Hat & Mittens Interlaken Skirt Beaver Creek Scarf Castle Rock Hat & Mittens Physalis Shawl
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Ensemble Ensemble is more than just a gathering of talented designers. It is the product of a particular esthetic, careful selection, and a mindful approach to styling and presentation. This collection is all about how to make your knits a functional part of your wardrobe rather than a layer on top of your look. We believe that Bare Naked Wools create exceedingly beautiful and high-end fabrics in stunning, natural shades for knitwear that goes beyond the boundaries of handmade. The Winter 2016 collection is based on urban fashion and rag-andbone looks. Knitwear becomes outerwear, eveningwear, and the foundation of a wardrobe full of sophisticated and daring looks.
Bare Naked Wools Bare Naked Wools is a yarn label created to meet the needs of knitters. No chemicals, dyes, or harsh processing create durable fabrics that showcase the integrity of each fiber. Our yarns come from animals that are loved and doted on and mills that understand and appreciate their materials. This collection features six Bare Naked Wools lines—all with their own stories. Better Breakfast: This Merino/Alpaca blend is “better” because the alpaca fiber is dehaired, meaning the prickly guard hairs are removed to make it absolutely soft and cozy. The DK weights work up quickly into accessories, sweaters and blankets as the fingering blend, with an added 10% nylon, makes incredible shawls, socks, and light projects. Stone Soup: Stone soup is a unique blend of rambouillet, columbia, lincoln, navajo-churro, alpaca, silk, bamboo, tencel, bison, and lama, which offers exotic color, tweedy texture, and crisp stitch definition. The fabric is perfect for any project—from blankets to lace shawls.
Kent: A lustrous 2-ply yarn spun from soft, squishy Romney wool blended with combed Merino top. In DK and Worsted, the resulting yarn is airy and light, and knits up into fabric with a gorgeous hand for long wearing sweaters, accessories, or blankets and other home items. Confection: A soft, lofty 3-ply yarn, spun from comforting, robust Corriedale wool. Offered in a lofty Sport and a cozy Worsted, this yarn is unique and full of charater. Its smooth, springy hand knits up quickly into great sweaters, bold accessories, and cozy blankets Chebris: a wonderful, airy blend of Merino and Mohair that knits up into a luxurious and unbelievably lustrous fabric. This yarn, in Lace, Sport, and Worsted, has an incredibly soft and next-to-the-skin appeal that truly debunks the myth that all mohair is itchy. Cabécou: available in a fine Lace and a springy Sport, this yarn is made up of three gorgeous lustre fibers—Romney, Mohair, and Tussah silk— which come together to make a yarn with beautiful drape and nonstop sheen.
Nutberries Cowl Romi Hill Everyone needs a cozy, snuggly cowl to wrap around their neck and shoulders on a chilly day. With yarn held double for extra warmth, the Nutberries cowl creates a big warm hug for any work or play day. Knit in super warm and soft Chebris yarn, the lovely halo of the mohair will keep you snug on even the coldest of grey days.
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Nutberries Warmers Romi Hill These stylish and fun leg warmers are the perfect addition to any winter outfit. They can be worn over sneakers, flats, or heels for an urban look or used a boot â€“toppers for a classic accessory. The drawstrings and pom-poms make this quick accessory an interesting knit and impressive gift. Knit in a lofty DK, these will keep the chill and snow away for hours.
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Cam Cable Pullover Anne Hanson A comfy, casualâ€”but decidedly not sloppyâ€”fit is the signature for a weekend sweater to wear nonstop from Friday afternoon happy hour through Monday morning coffee. This unisex pullover in nine sizes (XS/S/M/L and 1X to 5X) is all vertical interest, with a high-impact cable and rib texture, funnel neck, and fully-fashioned raglan shaping. Its four simple pieces are knit flat and seamed for truer fit and stability; an airy, natural yarn puts the final touch on a durably classic look, sure to be coveted by loved ones and friends alike.
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Pebble Creek Scarf Kiran Badola This masculine scarf has just enough detail to pull any outfit together. The smooth, professional finish of the woven material makes this piece the layer of warmth for a winter coat. Woven in Bare Naked Wools, the fabric is durable and uniqueâ€”with the character of the fiber and yarn coming through the slight zigzag design. Whether youâ€™re keeping this one or gifting it, Pebble Creek is a charming and dapper winter accessory.
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Ponte di Rialto Shawl Romi Hill Venice is one of my very favorite places on Earth, and, when I was there, filled with lovely fashionable Italian women. In large square scarves draped over winter coats, they strolled across the Ponte di Rialto and through the Piazza San Marco. Those brief crisp autumn days spent in Venice kindled a love of wraps that is still with me today. This wrap harkens back to those days: getting lost in the alleyways of Venice, eating seafood risotto, and sitting at cafes. Wear it in style!
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Bressay Sock General Hogbuffer These unique fairisle socks are named after of the Shetland islands, known for the Bressay Pictish Stone. They showcase an impressive, traditional allover body pattern with two options for the cuff. These socks will keep you on your toes as you knit them, and the fairisle technique creates a hearty, warm sock.
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Oculus Coat Anne Hanson An A-line coat or jacket to knit in 8 sizes (XS/S/M/L/1X/2X/3X/4X) and two lengths featuring oversized hourglass cables along side seams and raglan shaping, with garter stitch hems and front edges. The high, slouchy collar can be buttoned up to form a self cowl or opened to spread over the shoulders. Worked in lofty worsted or chunky weight yarn, this garment knits up super fast to provide a cocoon of warmth for late fall and winter weather.
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Snow Tire Poncho Wrap Anne Hanson This unique and quirky poncho design is Knit in sport weight wool for a warm, handsome layer, itâ€™s one of those gifts that will suit anyone on your list. The bold motif is a snap to learn and simple to execute; the length is easily adjusted to suit different yardages or yarn weights. This poncho is made in four identical strips with, the option for a colorblock stlye, and sewn together. Itâ€™s as charming to knit as it is to wear!
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Winding Hat & Mittens Irina Dmitrieva This sweet and fun hat and mittens set is the perfect addition to any winter outfit. The cables on the accessories provide texture and depth to the set, which will be sure to keep your head and hands warm and dry. The lofty, breathable Confection Worsted makes this set durable and long-lasting.
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Interlaken Skirt Anne Hanson A cozy, pull-on skirt in 8 sizes (XS/S/M/L/1X/2X/3X/4X) worked in the round from waist to hem in widening panels. Knit in a combination of twisted rib and textured diagonals, the dramatic surface design takes advantage of the gently flared shape, ending just above the knee (or shorter if desired!). A neatly encased elastic waist provides a clean and comfortable finish at the top.
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Beaver Creek Scarf Kiran Badola This fun Herringbone-meets-plaid design makes an elegant and classic scarf. One of the fist weaving pattern featuring Bare Naked Wools, this scarf makes a perfect accessory for indoor as well as outdoor looks and will be perfect for everyone in the family.
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Castle Rock Hat & Mittens Romi Hill The very plainest wave uses an added slipped stitch to showcase beautiful natural yarns in the subtle shades of Castle Rock on Lake Tahoe. The pattern stitch itself is extremely simple, but the hat and mitts get a distinctive look from the colors chosen and the details used in the hat brim and the cuffs of the mitts. And buttons. Donâ€™t forget the buttons.
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Physalis Shawl Anne Hanson This airy, ethereal crescent shawl in three sizes (petite/medium/tall) begins at the hem with a dramatic border of floating leaf shapes. The entire composition is suggestive of the fragile forms of dried and pressed plant material found in a winter garden. The body of the shawl is worked in short rows of openwork mesh pattern and finished off at the neck edge with a deep shaped border of openwork organic forms. While the construction is somewhat complex, the motifs here are deceptively easy and quick to work; this is an interesting and rewarding project for the adventurous knitter.
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Finished Dimensions: Hat: about 21 inches in hat band circumference, unstretched (hat brim may be adjusted for size in the last step); 10.5 inches tall with brim folded up Mitts: about 6 (7, 8) inches in hand circumference; length is 10 inches Needles: Size US 0 (2.0 mm) and 2 (2.75 mm) 16inch circulars and DPNs (or sizes to obtain correct gauge) Yards: Hat: approximately 200 yards of Color A (dark) and 250 yards of Color B (light) Mitts: approximately 220 yards of Color A (dark) and 110 yards of Color B (light) Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, or Ginny Sport
Castle Rock Hat & Mittens Romi Hill
Hat Finished Dimensions: 18 inches / 45 cm brim circumference and 8.5 inches / 22 cm in height from edge of ribbing totop center of crown (washed and blocked) Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs for body (or size to obtain correct gauge) US 6 (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle for brim (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle) US 4 (3.5 mm) 16inch circular needle for Tubular Cast On only (or 1.5 mm smaller than gauge needle) Yards: 210 yards / 193 m: 175 yards / 160 m for hat and 35 yards / 32 m for pom-pom Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Confection Worsted, Chebris Worsted, Kent Worsted, or Ghillie Sport/DK
Winding Hat & Mittens Irina Dmitrieva
Mittens Finished Dimensions: 7 inches / 18 cm in hand circumference and 9.5 inches / 24 cm in length (washed and blocked) Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle or DPNs for body (or size to obtain correct gauge) US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle or DPNs for cuff (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle) US 4 (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle or DPNs for Tubular Cast On only (or 1 mm smaller than gauge needle) Yards: 140 yards / 128 m Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Confection Worsted, Chebris Worsted, Kent Worsted, or Ghillie Sport/DK
Finished Dimensions: 5.25” x 72”, tassels on both ends 7.5” Yards: Stone soup fingering, 900 yards in two contrasting shades. shown in slate and pumice
Pebble Creek Scarf Kiran Badola
Finished Dimensions: 4.5” x 70”, tassels on both ends 7.5” Yards: Stone soup fingering, 900 yards in two contrasting shades. shown in marble and river rock
Beaver Creek Scarf Kiran Badola
Finished Dimensions: About 15 inches / 38 cm width at widest point; about 46 inches / 117 cm in length (unwrapped) Needles: Size US 10 (6.0 mm) 16- or 24-inch circular needles or straight needles Yards: 800 yards / 732 m Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Chebris Worsted (yarn is held doubled throughout)
Nutberries Cowl Romi Hill
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 12(13.75, 15.5) inches in circumference and 19(21, 23) inches in length Needles: Size US 6 (4.0 mm) two 16-inch circular needles or one set DPNs Size US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles in any length Size US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs Size US 1 (2.25 mm) or US 0 (2.0 mm) spare circular needle Yards: 400(450, 500) yards Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Kent DK, Better Breakfast DK, Stone Soup DK, Chebris Sport, or CabĂŠcou sport
Nutberries Warmers Romi Hill
Finished Dimensions: 7(8, 9) inches in circumference (unstretched) to fit feet measuring up to 8(9, 10) inches around widest point of foot, at the base of toes Needles: Two of size 2US (2.75 mm) circular needles (or size to obtain correct gauge) two of size 1.5US (2.5 mm) circular needles (or .25 mm smaller than gauge needle) Yards: 200(225, 250) yards each in Color A and Color B; 400(450, 500) yards total Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering or Stone Soup Fingering
Bressay Sock General Hogbuffer
Finished Dimensions: 34(37.5, 41, 44.5, 48, 51.5, 55, 58.5, 62) inches/86.5(95.5, 104.5, 113, 122, 131, 139.5, 148.5, 157.5) cm around chest to fit with 2 to 4 inches of ease Needles: Size 7US (4.5 mm) needle (or size to obtain correct gauge) size 6US (4.0 mm) needle for hems and circulars for neck (or.5 mm smaller than gauge needle) Yards: Womenâ€™s: 900(1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1425, 1550, 1675, 1800) yards/825(900, 1000, 1100,1200, 1300, 1425, 1525, 1650] m Menâ€™s: 975(1075, 1175, 1300, 1400, 1525, 1650, 1800, 1925) yards/900(975, 1075, 1175, 1275, 1400, 1525, 1650, 1750) m Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast DK, Kent DK, Stone Soup DK, or Ghillie Sport/DK
Cam Cable Pullover Anne Hanson
Finished Dimensions: 27(30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51) inches / 68.5(76, 84, 91.5, 99, 106.5, 114.5, 122, 129.5) cm in circumference around waist (without elastic) and 36(40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68) inches / 91.5(101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5, 162.5, 172.5) cm around the low hip, to fit with 4 to 6 inches / 10 to 15 cm of ease. Length from top of waist to hem: 21(21.5, 22, 22.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25) inches / 53.5(54.5, 56, 57, 58.5, 59.5, 61, 62, 63.5) cm Needles: Size 8US (5.0 mm) 24-inch circular needle for waistband (or size to obtain correct gauge) size 9US (5.5 mm) 24- and 32-inch circulars for skirt body (or .5 mm larger than gauge needle) size 10US (6.0 mm) 32-inch circular needle for hem pattern (or 1 mm larger than gauge needle) Yards: 700(775, 875, 975, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1425, 1550) yards / 625(725, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1425) m Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Kent DK, Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, Confection Sport, or any springy DK/light worsted yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Interlaken Skirt Anne Hanson
Finished Dimensions: 38(42.5, 47, 51.75, 56.25, 60.75, 65.5, 70) inches / 96.5(108, 119.5, 131.5, 143, 154.5, 166, 177.5) cm in circumference around chest, buttoned, to fit with 6 to 8 inches of ease Needles: Size 10 US (6.0 mm) for body (or size to obtain correct gauge) size 9 US (5.5 mm) for hem, collar, and sleeve cuffs (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle) Yards: Long version: 1400(1625, 1650, 1825, 1950, 2125, 2275, 2450) yards / 1275(1475, 1500, 1675, 1775, 1950, 2075, 2250) m Short version: 1150(1325, 1350, 1475, 1600, 1725, 1850, 2000) yards / 1050(1200, 1250, 1350, 1475, 1575, 1700, 1825) m Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Chebris Worsted, Kent Worsted, or Confection Worsted
Oculus Coat Anne Hanson
Finished Dimensions: 38 inches / 96.5 cm along shorter side and 54 inches / 137 cm on longer side Needles: Size 7US (4.5 mm) needles or size to obtain correct gauge Yards: Approximately 1100 yards / 1006 m total; 550 yards / 503 m in each of two shades Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Chebris Sport, CabĂŠcou Sport, Better Breakfast DK, Stone Soup DK, Kent DK, Ghillie Sport DK, or Confection Sport
Snow Tire Poncho Wrap Anne Hanson
Finished Dimensions: Triangle: approximately 100 inches across top edge and 44 inches in depth (blocked) Square: approximately 60 inches square (blocked) Needles: Triangle: US 7 (4.5 mm) 16- and 24- or 32-inch circular needles (or size to obtain correct gauge) Square: US 6 (4.0 mm) DPNs plus 16-, 24-, and 32-inch circular needles (or size to obtain correct gauge) Yards: Triangle: 1350 yards / 1235 m Square: 2250 yards / 2060 m Suggested Yarns: Triangle: Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Hempshaugh Lace, or Chebris Lace Square: Bare Naked Wools Mrs. Lincolnâ€™s Lace, Chebris Lace, Hempshaugh Lace, or CabĂŠcou Lace
Ponte di Rialto Shawl Romi Hill
Finished Dimensions: (80(100, 120) inches around hem edge and 15(17, 19) inches long at center back Needles: Cabécou Lace: size 6US (4.0 mm) circular needle for hem (or size to obtain correct gauge) size 4US (3.5 mm) circular needle for body (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle) Yards: 400(550, 700) yards in Cabécou lace and 450(600, 750) yards in Chebris Lace (using a larger set of needles) Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Cabécou Lace or Chebris Lace
Physalis Shawl Anne Hanson
We would like to thank everyone that contributed to this collection.This project is full of love for the yarns and being able to create something amazing. We appreciate everything the designers, models, staff, and local businesses provided to make the first ever Ensemble collection a wonderful success.
Designers Anne Hanson Knitspot owner and designer Anne Hanson, a life-long knitter with a background in the fashion and graphic design fields, began designing clothing, knitwear, and accessories during the 1970s. Anne, who teaches and writes about knitting, spinning, and designing at her blog, knitspot.com, lives and works in Ohio with David, who loves wool, too. Anne and David together are the owners and creators of the renowned Knitspot yarn clubs.
Romi Hill Romi Hill lives on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern Nevada, where the high desert nights are cool and the air is clear and crisp. A lifelong crafter and knitter, she is inspired by the natural surroundings in her corner of the world, and her designs have an organic flow. She specializes in lace of all weights, and you can see her full pattern collection on Ravelry. Romi’s lace book from Interweave Press: “New Lace Knitting” was published in September 2015 and features timeless patterns for garments and accessories. She loves dark chocolate with chili peppers, and she’s a sucker for a great pair of cowboy boots.
General Hogbuffer General Hogbuffer was born in Germany and has learned knitting the classic way, by initially being taught by his grandmothers, although, being a boy, he was never heavily encouraged to pursue it. He studied fashion design and learnt the basics of industrial machine knitting, but it took being out of work for a time for him to really give hand knitting another go. His focus is on the various traditions of knitting and the specific regional styles that have evolved through the centuries, but coming from a background in pattern cutting, he is always looking at different ways to create shape and construct forms. Socks with their clearly defined structure were an ideal first subject for experimentation in this regard, and I seem to have carved myself a little niche in that respect. 92
Irina Dmitrieva Irina Dmitrieva is a Ukrainian knitter and knitwear designer. Although she works full time in another field, Dmitrieva loves to knit and design. She is best known for her use of cables on hats and other accessories. She creates beautiful pieces by using a unique cable motif which begins from the rib and succinctly ends up on crown.
Kiran Badola Kiran Badola is a textile designer and illustrator and lives in North Canton, Ohio. She has graduated from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi in textile design and development and has completed a Jacq-CAD textile weaving course from Kent State University, Ohio. She even co-authored a book on textiles titled Eri Silk Cocoon to Cloth with Dr. Richard Peigler. Weaving textile structures and illustrating whimsical cartoons is her passion and joy. She takes keen interest in weaving textiles, cartooning, illustrating, writing and photography.