November 03 2020 – Sarah Cleeton
Are you looking for the ultimate super bulky, instant gratification knit? I recently knit the Strathcona Sweater designed by Tara-Lynn Morrison of Good Night, Day, and I think it would be an excellent project to cast on if you're in the market for such a project.
I came across Tara-Lynn Morrison's patterns while scrolling through her profile on Instagram (@good_night_day) and fell head over heels for her minimalistic aesthetic that you see in all of her knitting designs. Many of her patterns are designed in bulky or super bulky weight yarn which mean they can be knit pretty quickly if you are determined enough! I cast on my Strathcona on a Friday evening after work for some quality Netflix knitting and cast off by Sunday evening.
Note: Pattern links in this blog post direct to Ravelry.
About Millenium by Rosarios 4
I knit Strathcona in Rosarios 4's Millenium, a delightfully super chunky weight yarn that is 100% pure wool. Since I knit Strathcona in the L/XL size I used 6 balls in the shade 9, a rust orange shade that I had been eyeing since Millenium landed on our shelves. I think Strathcona would look fabulous in any of the colours of Millenium, but I bet the hot pink (27) or purple (29) would be particularly fun! Millenium is everything you want in a super chunky yarn - warmth, softness, and that modern chunky look that makes anything you make really stand out in the crowd - from sweaters to hats!
About the Strathcona Sweater Pattern
Not only is The Strathcona Sweater pattern totally approachable for beginner knitters who are looking to dip their toes in the waters for jumper knitting, but it would also be a fun chunky knit for a more advanced knitter - I would definitely categorise this as relaxing Netflix knitting! You won't feel overwhelmed with this pattern. It is a well-written, uncomplicated, and clean knitting pattern.
Sizing is also very straightforward. You have two options: Small/Medium or Large/X-Large, which lends itself to the minimalistic aesthetic of the design itself. I knit this sample in the L/XL size with the six skeins of Millenium and ended up with about a third of a skein leftover. If I could go back, I think I would add an inch or two to the body of the jumper, but that's only because I'm quite tall and have a long torso!
I was really impressed with the ease of following Tara-Lynn Morrison's pattern and am eyeing up several of her other patterns. Have you seen her super popular Kelowna Sweater? Or her Kinikin Cardigan? Both Kelowna and Kinikin are knit in chunky weight yarn so they would also be pretty fast knits as well!
The Strathcona Sweater by Tara-Lynn Morrison is available directly on Ravelry for USD $6.50 or approximately €6.
What do you think? Ready to cast on a super bulky sweater of your own? Let us know if you have any super chunky patterns to suggest to us!
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