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Building Blocks Drop sweater kit | all sizes, one price | PREORDER

Sleeve length

Sometimes, I plan what's coming to my shop months and months in advance. And, sometimes, I'm bowled over with excitement by a new pattern and pop a little surprise in the shop. This offering is the latter!

I have fallen in love with designer Aimee Sher's new comfy-cozy-meets-perfectly-tailored sweater, the Building Blocks Drop. I provided yarn support for one of her testers, Brianna, and Brianna's classically beautiful look has swept me away. I need one of these sweaters in my wardrobe, knit in my Targhee Sweater yarn.

To celebrate Aimee's new pattern, and in case you (like me) want your own Building Blocks Drop in Targhee Sweater, I am offering my signature "all sizes, one price" luxe kits. You will get enough yarn to knit any of the 11 pattern sizes plus a perfectly attuned set of extras. (If you want to pre-order just the amount of yarn you need for your size, you can do that here).

Kits include:

All the yarn you need for anyone with a bust/chest size between 31 and 63 1/2 inches. You don't need to do any calculations. You simply to choose short sleeves (and you'll get 6 skeins of yarn) or long sleeves (and you'll get 9 skeins of yarn).

    The perfect set of extras to make the kit useful and full of joy.
    • A complementary half-skein of yarn for color contrast edgings
    • Handmade wool soap by Tuft Woolens in my signature lavender + lanolin blend
    • Bulb stitch markers in rainbow colors, in a glass wishing bottle
    • Packet of 10 "You Are Loved" clothing labels

    An extra knitting pattern: my Blossom Hat, in case you have yarn left over

    A built-in 10% discount (as compared to buying everything individually)

    Skill level: ⭐️⭐️
    Happiness level: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Please note: this kit is a preorder, which means it will ship around the end of February and sooner if I can. Shipping schedules can be impacted by lots of factors, but I do my best to keep you up-to-date and to maintain a first-in, next-out dye queue.

      Yarn specifications

      Targhee Sweater is a robust worsted weight yarn that can be used for any pattern with a gauge between 16 and 20 sts to 4 inches (10 cm). It looks best in garments or accessories where you want body, rather than drape. Think: sweaters, hats, cowls, mittens.

      Targhee Sweater
      100% non-superwash Targhee wool
      280 yards | 115 grams
      3-ply construction
      American grown and spun

      Why I love sweaters made from Targhee wool

      Targhee wool is a spectacular fiber that makes full-bodied, durable, warm, and beautiful sweaters. I dye a worsted weight and a sock weight.

      Things to know about Targhee:

      • It's hard-wearing and next-to-skin soft.

      • Dye colors look soft and matte.

      • It has body (rather than drape).

      • It's "sticky" which makes it perfect for colorwork.

      Targhee is one of the newer sheep breeds and its wool is three-quarters fine wool (like merino) and one-quarter long wool. The long wool reduces pilling and the fine wool makes it next-to-skin soft.

      Read more about the Targhee sheep's fascinating history here.

      Do you need to alternate skeins?

      Yes. All of my yarn is dyed by hand in small batches of four skeins. There will be variations in color intensity and placement. I think that’s part of what makes each skein perfect – they’re not identical. If you will be using more than 1 skein in your project, alternate skeins to blend any color differences.

      Caring for your finished item

      Targhee Sweater should always be hand-washed with a gentle wool wash and cold-water rinse.

      Depending on the difference in chemistry between your local water and mine, there may be some color residue in the wash process. Washing and rinsing in cold water will help to minimize this.

      Always let your knitted item air dry to prevent shrinking or felting and to keep your item looking its best.