Harrisville Designs Autumn 2014

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Autumn 2014


Harrisville Designs Autumn 2014 This fall, Harrisville Designs presents a collection with three themes designed especially for our full range of unique yarns. The Wooded Cabin features five classic pieces perfect for a cozy weekend away, each with interesting accents such as cables, colorwork, or asymmetrical elements for an updated look. At The Farm includes five designs perfect for layering: four cardigans and one shawl. Each pattern contains cables, lace or other interesting details which are perfectly suited to the yarn. In Town consists of five classic designs with a modern twist. Texture is the main focus in this diverse collection, which includes both sweaters and accessories.



The Wooded Cabin



GRANTHAM by Laura Chau A cozy lightweight sweater knit in Harrisville Designs Silk & Wool. Grantham is the perfect garment for transitioning into cooler days. It’s an update on a classic--a flattering sweater featuring an asymmetrical hem and simple V-neck. Finished Measurements Bust: 331/2 (363/4, 40, 431/4, 461/2, 491/2, 541/2)” Shown in 363/4 on 32” bust with 43/4” positive ease. Yarn Harrisville Designs Silk & Wool Blend (DK weight) 50% silk, 50% Pure Virgin Wool 175 yds per 50g skein Shown in #206 Sea Mist; 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins




SWANZEY by Jennifer Batt A cozy pair of fair isle mittens is a must-have for any knitter’s wardrobe. The dense fabric keeps out the cold while the bright color contrasts provide a pickme-up on gray, winter days. Inspired by snowflakes, these mittens are a quick knit for experts and a perfect project for knitters new to colorwork. Finished Measurements Circumference: 7 (8)” Cuff-to-tip: 11 (13)” Shown in 7” Yarn Harrisville Shetland (Fingering weight) 100% Pure Virgin Wool 217 yds per 50g skein Shown in #85 Ebony, 1 skein and #25 Aegean, 1 skein


JAFFERY by Vladimira Ilkovicova A warm sweater for the cold days of fall. Knit in our Highland yarn, this seamed sweater with asymmetrical cables is easy to incoroporate into any wardrobe.


Finished Measurements Bust: 303/4 (351/4, 393/4, 441/4, 483/4, 531/4)“ Shown in 351/4“ on 32” bust with 21/4” positive ease. Yarn Harrisville Highland (DK weight) 100% Pure Virgin Wool 200yds per 100g skein Shown in #83 Grass; 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins.


SPOFFORD by Nataliya Galifianakis Knit in a lovely warm wool, Spofford features an all-over twisting cable fabric and figure-flattering shaping. This short-sleeved pullover is great for layering as we transition into colder days. Finished Measurements Bust:311/3 (351/3 , 391/3 , 421/2, 482/3, 512/3)” 351/3 ” on 32” bust with 31/3 ” positive ease. Yarn Harrisville Designs Highland (Worsted weight) 100% Pure Virgin Wool 200 yds per 100g skein Shown in Russet; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins.




WILTON by Ann Klimpert The Wilton Cowl finds inspiration in the beautiful Cowichan sweaters from British Columbia. Worked in the round, it is generous enough to wrap twice around the neck. The stranded color-work utilizes several patterns and the ever-changing landscape keeps the knitting interesting. Finished Measurements Length (in circumference): 57� Width (flat): 61/2� Yarn Harrisville Designs Harrisville Shetland (Fingering weight) 100% Pure Virgin Wool 217 yards per 50g skein Shown in: #53 Silver Mist, 2 skeins; #49 Charcoal, 1 skein; #80 Foliage, 1 skein.


The History Of Harrisville Designs Nestled into the Monadnock Highlands of New Hampshire is the tiny brick mill village of Harrisville, where yarn has been spun since 1794. Water power attracted settlers to various remote locations in New Hampshire beginning in the late 19th century. The Harris family built many of the original mill buildings and houses for their family and workers. In the mid-1800’s the Colony family bought out the Harris holdings and created Cheshire Mills. The last woolen mill in Harrisville closed in 1970 when the fashion world turned, temporarily, to synthetic double-knit fabrics. When that business closed its doors John J. Colony III formed a nonprofit organization called Historic Harrisville, Inc., which immediately purchased several of the core buildings to restore and lease out to businesses. He quickly realized that as the mill buildings were being cleared out and machinery was being destroyed and sold for scrap metal that textiles would be completely erased from the village. He started Harrisville Designs in 1971 to keep the textile tradition alive and to create jobs in Harrisville for the economic vitality of the town, leasing space from Historic Harrisville to give that organization income to help keep it viable. John and Pat Colony grew up in Harrisville; they raised their three sons here and two of them have come back to help with the business,so the tradition continues. Harrisville Designs is a family-owned business maintaing a 200-year textile tradition.



At The Farm




GILFORD by Mari Chiba A sweater for the whole family! This sweater provides options for knitting your ideal fall sweater, with optional waist shaping and the perfect neck: a stand-up collar or a hood. Finished Measurements Bust: 333/4 (351/2, 371/4, 39, 413/4, 431/2, 451/4, 47, 493/4, 511/2, 531/4) Women’s shown in 371/4” on 32” bust with 51/4” of positive. Men’s shown in 431/2 with 3” of positive ease. Yarn Women’s sample - Harrisville Designs Highland, 100% Pure Virgin Wool 200 yd per 100g skein Shown in #10 Spruce; 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10) skeins Men’s sample - Harrisville Designs WATERshed, 100% Pure Virgin Wool 110 yd per 50g skein Shown in #949 Elm; 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) skeins



SUNAPEE by Cheryl Chow This heavy weight cardigan has ribbing and wrapped stitches which transition seamlessly into a delicate leaf pattern at the hem and sleeve cuffs. The remainder of the cardigan is knit in stockinette stitch. Finished Measurements Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” Shown in size 36” on 41” bust with 5” of negative ease. Yarn Harrisville Designs Highland (Worsted weight) 100% Pure Virgin Wool 200 yds per 100gr skein Shown in #65 Poppy; 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins


BRENTWOOD by Laura Chau This cozy, tunic-length cardigan is easy to knit with wide ribbed edges, a textured stitch pattern and sailor collar. Deep pockets and long sleeves ensure this is one sweater you’ll live in this fall! Finished Measurements 341/2 (39, 411/2 , 441/4, 473/4, 501/2 , 55)” bust circumference, closed. Shown in 39” on 41” bust with 2” of negative ease. Yarn Harrisville Designs Highland (Worsted weight) 100% Pure Virgin Wool 200 yds per 100g skein Shown in #8, Hemlock 6 (7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins.



CHARLESTOWN by Stefanie Pollmeier This is the kind of shawl you can throw on when you need to step outside to get more wood for the stove. The simple texture patterns are complemented by a bit of lace and cables to add just the right amount of spice to the mix. Finished Measurements Width: 703/4� Depth: 311/2� Yarn Harrisville Shetland (Fingering weight) 100% Pure Virgin Wool 217 yds per 50g skein Shown in #56 Jade; 4 skeins.




BENNINGTON by Amy Herzog This sweater was designed to be the perfect fall cardigan: cozy & enveloping, the lusciously complex-looking cables are surpringly easy to knit. It’s sure to be your go-to cardi for those first chilly days of fall. Finished Measurements Bust: 30 (33, 343/4, 363/4, 381/2, 401/2, 421/4, 441/4, 46, 49, 503/4, 541/2)” Shown in 381/2 on 41” bust with 21/2” of negative ease. Yarn Harrisville Designs WATERshed (Worsted weight) 100% Pure Virgin Wool 110 yds/100.5 m per 50 g skein Shown in #929 Spoonwood; 9 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) skeins



Our Process At Harrisville Designs, we begin with 100% Virgin Wool which is carded and spun into a variety of distinctive yarns. The unique look of Harrisville Designs yarns is the result of great care and attention to detail every step of the way throughout the spinning process. Merino Cross wools from New Zealand have always been used, and more recently we have introduced a much softer wool from Australia to create a better “hand� for knitters. The fleece is dyed in the wool to maximize brightness and fastness of color; to create the beautiful heather mixes which distinguish our yarns, several colors are carefully selected and blended together. Each combination is specifically chosen to achieve ideal combinations to give the yarn depth and interest without sacrificing brightness or variation.


In Town



STRATHAM by Mary Anne Benedetto This pullover features and all-over cabled design which highlights the crisp stitch definition of our Silk & Wool DK yarn. The cables morph and merge in the upper portion of the body, making this the perfect project for the adventurous knitter Finished Measurements Bust: 331/2 (371/2, 411/2, 451/2, 491/2, 531/2)” Shown in 371/2 ”on 41” bust with 31/2” of negative ease. Yarn Harrisville Designs Silk & Wool (DK weight) 50% Silk & 50% Fine Wool 175 yards per 50g skein Shown in Linen; 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins.




WINCHESTER by Angela Tong This cozy scarf and hat set combines two different stitch patterns highlighting the textural quality of WATERshed. The unisex design is perfect for bundling up year-round! Finished Measurements Scarf: 5 ¾” wide and 61” long in circumference Hat: 20” circumference, 8 ½” height from base of brim to top Yarn Harrisville Designs WATERshed (Worsted weight) 100% Pure Virgin Wool 110 yd per 50g skein Shown in #979 Nelson; 4 skeins for scarf and hat.


TROY by Nadya Stallings Inspired by the popular Russian sleeveless dress which is traditionally worn over an embroidered blouse, this updated version employs texture and ribs to create visual interest. As a layering piece, it is very practical because it adds warmth, and it can be combined with different tops underneath to create a variety of outfits for the fall season. Finished Measurements Bust: 38 (42, 46, 531/2, 58, 591/2)” Length: 32 (321/2, 323/4, 331/2, 34, 341/4)” Shown in 42” on 41” bust with 1” of positive ease. Yarn Harrisville Shetland (Fingering weight) 100% Pure Virgin Wool 217 yds per 50g skein Shown in #46 Oatmeal; 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9) skeins



MERRIMACK by Bethany Hick This raglan sweater features a wide neck and incorporates a lace motif into its ribbing. The pattern is difficult enough to be interesting, but it’s not unapproachable to the intermediate knitter. Finished Measurements Bust: 301/4 (34 3/4, 39, 423/4, 47, 503/4)” Shown in 343/4” on 41” bust with 61/4” negative ease. Yarn Harrisville Designs Highland (Worsted weight) 100% Pure Virgin Wool 200 yds per 100g skein Shown in #28 Iris; 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins




ROLLINSFORD by Mindy Wilkes Worked from the top down, this triangular shawl is perfect for keeping the chill off your shoulders on chilly autumn nights. It can also be worn kerchief-style for added warmth. Finished Measurements Width: 50� Depth: 221/2� Yarn Harrisville Designs Silk & Wool (DK weight) 50% Silk, 50% Pure Virgin Wool 175 yds per 50 g skein Shown in #203 Fern; 3 skeins.



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