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"Simply Knit, Wonderfully Wearable". Pamela Pascal Rush of 3 Trails HandKnit Designs has a wonderful collection of patterns for hand knitters, most of which use Mountain Colors Yarns. There are many other yarns that would also be suitable. I am updating this page and deleting patterns as they sell out, last update 08/23/2009 .


Cardigans

  • Cardigan with Optional Hood: CD-101 "This is a very easy sweater and knits up quickly with minimal finishing. Hood adds a useful and fun touch. Measure sleeve length as you go to assure proper fit. Sweater appeared in Stitches and on back cover of Knitter's Winter '97 (No. 49)." Sweater knit in bulky boucle, shown in Mountain Colors Moguls and trimmed in 4/8's Wool. Sizes Small (up to 34" chest) 530 yards, Medium (up to 38" chest) 550 yards, Large (up to 42" chest) 600 yards, and X-Large (up to 46" chest) 700 yards (S, M, L add 10" ease, XL adds 6" ease). Add 50 yards for optional hood and 250 yards of worsted weight yarn for trim. Use needle size that will produce a proper gauge of 10 stitches and 15 rows per 4 inches.
    Small, 9 skeins Moguls + 1 skein 4/8's Wool.
    Medium, 9 skeins Moguls + 1 skein 4/8's Wool. Add 1 skein Moguls for Hood.
    Large, 10 skeins Moguls + 1 skein 4/8's Wool. Add 1 skein Moguls for Hood.
    X-Large, 11 skeins Moguls + 1 skein 4/8's Wool. Add 1 skein Moguls for Hood.
    Individual pattern $5 (included in kits)

  • Loopy Jacket: CD-108 "This very easy jacket knits up quickly at 2.5 stitches per inch in reverse stockinette stitch. a luxurious fabric that will take you from work into an evening out on the town." Designed for sizes from 32" chest to 50" in 2 inch increments for a perfect fit in Mountain Colors Mohair Loop yarn. Recommended needles size US 10.5 (6.5mm).
    Sizes 32-34", 9 skeins Mohair Loop.
    Sizes 36-38", 10 skeins Mohair Loop.
    Size 40", 11 skeins Mohair Loop.
    Sizes 42-44", 12 skeins Mohair Loop.
    Size 46", 13 skeins Mohair Loop.
    Sizes 48", 14 skeins Mohair Loop.
    Sizes 50", 15 skeins Mohair Loop.
    Individual pattern $5 (included in kit prices)

  • Twists & Seeds Cardigan: CD-106 "This is a wonderful light weight sweater in a very simple pattern. Because the setup for each size was a little different, I have added an extra set of tables to simplify the process for the knitter. Cable pattern is only turned every 12 rows. Coordinates with SK-122 Twists & Seeds Footie." In chest sizes from 32 to 50 inches with added ease of 5 inches for each. This pattern calls for a sport/DK weight yarn. All yardage is approximate and may very from knitter to knitter. Use US needles size 2 (2.75mm) and 4 (3.5mm).
    Size 32-34-36, 1850-1955-2070 yards, 6 skeins Mountain Colors Weaver Wool Quarters.
    Size 38-40-42, 2185-2300-2415 yards, 7 skeins Mountain Colors Weavers Wool Quarters.
    Size 44-46-48, 2530-2546-2760 yards, 8 skeins Mountain Colors Weavers Wool Quarters.
    Size 50, 2875 yards, 9 skeins Mountain Colors Weavers Wool Quarters.
    Individual pattern $5 (included in kits)

  • Wooly Bully: CD-103 "Last Winter when I was running errands in the cold I lusted for a warm, wooly sweater and this is it. Side vents and hood make a great in and out of the car sweater on cold, windy days. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I will this one!" Requires US size 8 (5mm) and 10 (6mm) needles and Mountain Colors 3 Ply Montana Wool which is remarkably soft and warm. Sizes X-Small (28-32 bust w/ ease 40"), Small (34-36 bust w/ ease 47"), Medium (38-42 bust w/ ease 53"), Large (42-46 bust w/ ease 58"), X-Large (48-52 bust w/ ease 62"), XX-Large (54-56 bust w/ ease 66").
    X-Small, 1400 yards, 10 skeins Mountain Colors 3ply Wool.
    Small, 1600 yards, 11 skeins Mountain Colors 3ply Wool.
    Medium, 1800 yards, 12 skeins Mountain Colors 3ply Wool.
    Large, 1900 yards, 13 skeins Mountain Colors 3ply Wool.
    X-Large, 2000 yards, 14 skeins Mountain Colors 3ply Wool.
    XX-Large, 2200 yards, 15 skeins Mountain Colors 3plyWool.
    Individual pattern $5 (included in kits)

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Pullovers

  • Cables & Diamonds Pullover: PO-102 "This is one of my favorite sweaters to borrow out of my husband's closet. A very simple stitch pattern that looks harder than it actually is. Good for a new cable knitter as cable is only turned every 20 rows. Coordinates with Cables & Diamonds socks." Unisex sizes in 2 inch increments from 30" to 52". Recommended needles size US 3 (3.25mm) and 5 (3.75mm). Knit in Mountain Colors 4/8's Wool, a light worsted weight.
    Sizes 30-32", 1450 yards, 6 skeins 4/8's Wool.
    Sizes 34-36", 1600 yards, 7 skeins 4/8's Wool.
    Sizes 38-40" & 42-44", 1750-2000 yards, 8 skeins 4/8's Wool.
    Sizes 46-48", 2200 yards, 9 skeins 4/8's Wool.
    Sizes 50-52", 2400 yards, 10 skeins 4/8's Wool.
    Individual pattern $5 (included in kit prices)

  • Moose Walker Pullover: PO-105 "During a trip to Montana, my husband Dave asked Diana & Leslie at Mountain Colors to develop a color for him with browns and blacks. Moose Creek was the result. Dave wanted a warm sweater with cables all over. The cable pattern is not as difficult as it looks and instructions are provided for both flat and round knitting of the stitch pattern. Try the pattern out with the coordinating Moose Walker Sock." To fit unisex sizes X-Small (30" w/ ease 34"), Small (34" w/ ease 39"), Medium (38" w/ ease 44"), Large (44" w/ ease 49"), X-Large (50" w/ ease 54"). Requires US size 5 (3.75mm) and 7 (4.5mm) circular and double pointed needles with worsted or light worsted weight yarn.
    X-Small, 1380 yards, 6 skeins of Mountain Colors 4/8's Wool.
    Small, 1650 yards, 7 skeins of Mountain Colors 4/8's Wool.
    Medium, 1900 yards, 8 skeins of Mountain Colors 4/8's Wool.
    Large, 2300 yards, 10 skeins of Mountain colors 4/8's Wool.
    X-Large, 2650 yards, 11 skeins of Mountain colors 4/8's Wool.
    Individual pattern $5 (included in kit prices)

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Socks

Individual sock patterns are $4 each. Most of these socks will fit an average medium to large ladies foot. Use smaller needles for smaller feet. All use US 2 (2.75mm) double point needles, or size you need to obtain gauge, and 350 yards of sport/DK weight yarn, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Boxes & Bars Socks: "A very dense sock to warm cold feet outdoors. Would also look wonderful in your favorite solid color." Will fit a ladies medium to large foot.

  • Braided Toeholder: SK-109 "Looks like a little cable but it's really a twisted stitch pattern." Perfect for those who hate to cable.

  • Bully Footwarmer: SK-119 "This little sock knits up quickly and hugs the foot. A good way to practice cable pattern before starting the coordinating Wooly Bully Cardigan."

  • Cable Clogger: SK-106 "Finally a cable effect for those who hate to cable. Pattern is easy and fun and produces a very interesting sock." Double Pointed needles size 3mm (2.5 US).

  • Checkered Stepper: SK-130 "A very easy sock to knit with great elasticity for staying put.

  • Diagonal Trampers: SK-148 "A very simple sock in knit & purl pattern stitch. Stays in place and looks great!"

  • Fancy Ribbed Dogs: SK-150 "A simple yet interesting rib stitch pattern with stay up power." 

  • Fanned Cable Clogger: SK-153 "Cuff is a simple cable and lace pattern which knits up quickly and makes a lovely sock."  

  • Lucky Step: SK-134 "A fun little pattern of cloverleaf lace ribbing."

  • Montana Moose Socks: SK-104 "A fun sock to knit and a good way to start simple intarsia. Sock is knit flat until the heel is turned and then in the round to the toe. Will fit a ladies medium to large foot. Use size 3mm (US 2.5) double pointed and straight needles and 250 yards DK weight yarn in main color with 140 yards in contrast color.

  • Moose Walker: SK-120 "A snug fitting warm sock with an easy traveling cable pattern. Coordinates with Moose Walker Pullover." 

  • Purl Barrel Pedestal: SK-141 "One of a series of lace cuff socks like we wore as kids. Great to wear with sandals, tennies, or golf shoes. Cuff is a simple lace pattern and instep ribbed to give a better fit." Sock is shown in Fortissima Cotton using US 1 (2.25mm) double point needles, 450 yards (100gm) of fingering weight yarn required.

  • Rib Check Sandal: SK-149 "A very simple sock in knit and purl pattern stitch. Stays in place and looks great!" 

  • Ribbed Clod Socker: SK-110 "A different twist to the old rib top sock. An easy stitch pattern which hugs the foot and knits quickly." 

  • Scotch Lace Prancer: SK-115 "A fun little pattern with a touch of lace and cable combined. Twisted stitches between help set off the pattern. This sock could also be knit in any sport or DK weight cotton or wool (the original pair was knit in Mountain Colors Weavers Wool).

  • Soft Foothold: SK-132 "A pretty little lace sock in the simplest of lace patterns. Sock stays up because of rib pattern."

  • Step Weaver: SK-131 "An interesting and easy pattern to knit. Lots of stretch for stay up power." Fits an average medium to large ladies foot. Double pointed needles size 3mm (2.5US) or size required to obtain gauge.

  • Striped Lace Strider: SK-108 "An easy variation of the plain ribbed sock top. This pattern is easy to knit and works with cotton as well as wool yarns."

  • Sunburst Sole: SK-139 "One of a series of lace cuff socks like we wore as kids. Great to wear with sandals, tennies, or golf shoes. Cuff is a simple lace pattern and instep ribbed to give a better fit." Sock is shown in Fortissima Cotton using US 1 (2.25mm) double point needles, 450 yards (100gm) of fingering weight yarn required.

  • Two Tone Lattice Socks: SK-105 "These socks are an ideal project to practice slip-stitch knitting. Instep is knitted in stitch pattern which stripes the bottom of the foot. Would make a fun sock in strong contrasts as well as the more subtle colors shown." Double pointed needles 3.5mm (4US).

  • Universal Sock: SK-133 "This is my version of a very simple basic sock that will work in both cotton and wool. Stays in place and knits up quickly.

  • Vine Climber: SK-137 "One of a series of lace cuff socks like we wore as kids. Great to wear with sandals, tennies, or golf shoes. Cuff is a simple lace pattern and instep ribbed to give a better fit." Fits ladies medium to large foot. Worked in sport/DK weight yarn such as Mountain colors Weavers Wool.
  • Zig-Zag Highheels: SK-116 "The purl stitches between the zig-zag panels add elasticity and help this sock stay put. A good pattern for beginners in simple lace knitting."

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Vests

 

  • Diagablocks Vest: VT-105 "A simple stitch pattern that is knit in the round to the underarm and flat to the shoulder. Coordinates with SK-121 Diagablock Socks." Use size US4 & 6 (3.5 & 4.25mm) needles or size required to give proper gauge.  Vest is sized in 2 inch increments from 32 to 50 inches and uses Mountain Colors 4/8's Wool yarns.
    Sizes 32-34 chest with 4 skeins Mountain Colors 4/8's Wool.
    Sizes 36-40 inch chest with 5 skeins Mountain Colors 4/8's Wool.
    Sizes 42-46 inch chest with 6 skeins Mountain Colors 4/8's Wool.
    Sizes 48-50 inch chest with 7 skeins Mountain Colors 4/8's Wool.
    Diagablocks Vest pattern only $5

  • Diana's One Skein Vest: VT-107 "Diana at Mountain Colors wanted a vest that could be knit from one skein of Wool Crepe. This little cropped vest is fun and quick to knit. Up to a size 42 or vest circumference of 47 inches may be knit from one skein of Wool Crepe. (Size 44-50 require two skeins of Wool Crepe.)" Sweater is worked double stranded throughout. Size US 8 (5mm) and 10 (6mm) needles are used. Vest is sized in two inch increments from 32 to 50 inches total with 5 inches of additional ease.

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Mountain Colors Specifications

All Hand Painted Yarns can vary from dye lot to dye lot. Be certain to order the amount of yarn you will need for your intended project. Most orders for any of Mountain Colors' Yarn Styles, Colors, and Kits are Dyed-to-Order and are drop-shipped directly from Mountain Colors in Montana. Please allow from 4 to 6 weeks for creation of the yarns you request plus shipping time. Most orders will not take this long. This guarantees matching dye lots so you know you'll get exactly what you want. Even with matched dye lots hand painted yarns can vary from skein to skein, if noticeable, knit alternatively from 2 skeins. Unleash your creativity to mix and match textures and colors! These exceptional yarns are worth the short wait!

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