Skip to content

Barn Red | Claret Sweater Kit

Taxes calculated at checkout
Availability: translation missing: en.general.icons.icon_check_circle icon 3 in stock, ready to be shipped

This kit includes Forge from Hudson + West Co. and a digital copy of the pattern to knit Thea Coleman's Claret sweater. (link goes to Ravelry.)

Needles & Notions (not included): 

  • US 7 - 4.5 mm
  • Snips
  • Row counter (optional)
  • Tapestry needle


Designer's Note on Fit:

Sizes reflect circumference around body and bust. Sample is shown worn with 6”/15.25cm positive ease at bust. If you are between sizes, I suggest choosing the smaller of the two and adding width and length as needed. I like the fit of this with between 5-7”/12.75-17.75cm of positive ease.

Size Chest Circumference Yardage
1 39"  1100 yards
2 43"
1200  yards
3 47"
1350  yards
4 51" 1450  yards
5 55" 1550  yards
6 59" 1650  yards
7 63" 1700  yards
8 67" 1750  yards
9 71" 1800  yards

From Thea:

Claret is a deeply textured, cabled sweater featuring cables in diagonal lines. At both hem and wrist, the cable motif emerges from the cast on rib in beautiful V-shaped sections, which are then worked upwards to create a deeply striking fabric.

The center cable on the front of the sweater opens up to create a clean edge for the deep V-neck, and this edge is brought around the shoulders and back neckline for a beautifully finished look around the collar.

Claret’s sleeves echo the body with a single panel of the cables, and the back of the sweater provides some contrast, using a simpler version of the chart - and some less involved knitting!