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Herringbone Hygge Pullover Knitting Pattern: Yarn Recommendations

Loving the Herringbone Hygge Pullover knitting pattern but not sure what yarn to use? Continue reading for color recommendations using Campfiber Yarns (the yarn that I used), affordable yarn suggestions, and a list of resources to search for other yarns that will work for the pattern!

The ultimate comfy, cozy, and practical pullover design, the Herringbone Hygge Pullover is a simple but beautiful garment perfect for cozying up on cold winter day.

I knew I would love this pullover so much that I wanted to knit two versions, each showing a different color palette and some of the customization options from the pattern.

My first Herringbone Hygge Pullover was knit using Campfiber Yarns'100% non-superwash DK yarn in colors Lava Rocks and Baltic Amber. I'm usually a little hesitant to knit with non-superwash yarns, but when Lora sent me her DK weight yarn samples, I couldn't help but fall in love with it! It's so wonderfully cozy! And this color combination?! It's not one I would typically choose (well, the purple is! but the gold is a little out of my comfort zone), but they just were too perfect for each other. And honestly? I love it! Silly me was thinking "how am I going to find something to match this combination?!" but now that I have the sample, I realize everything I wear is gray or black anyway, so it's absolutely perfect!

My second Herringbone Hygge Pullover was knit using Campfiber Yarns' Plump 85 DK yarn. It's an 85% merino, 15% nylon blend, and it's so wonderfully luscious as well. But the best part about this one?! The colors!!! I can't get enough of it! Ok, ok, I'll admit... the colors were all my choosing. Lora already had Mallard (the dark tonal at the bottom of the pullover) in her repertoire, but she created the other three colors just for me, just for this design... and I'm in love. I'm pretty sure I could knit with them for the rest of my life. These colors are Sparkling Rain (lightest), Reflecting Pool, and Babbling Brook (darkest).

Fun fact: Lora and I were both struggling to name our respective products but didn't struggle to name each other's! So Lora came up with the name for Herringbone Hygge, and I came up with the names for Sparkling Rain, Reflecting Pool, and Babbling Brook.

This sweater looks great in one color, two colors (contrasting or not), and in a 3 or 4 color fade. If you'd like to see the test knitters' versions, you can find them on Ravelry here.

(Learn more about the inspiration behind the design here.)

And, if you'd like to use the same colors as the design sample, you can purchase the kit from Six and Seven Fiber!

Campfiber Yarn's Colors

Lora at Campfiber Yarns carries six beautiful DK weight bases. She posts regular in-stock updates, but she also always has "dyed to order" options available. Here she's put together a few color combinations from her dyed to order line.

Alternative Yarns List

Can't afford hand-dyed yarn? I completely understand! That is A-OK! Here I've selected a list of more affordable DK weight yarns that would also work well with this design! (Note: I am not affiliated with any of the links -- I am just providing this list for your reference.)

I've provided a few bits of information on each yarn for your own comparison. All prices shown are USD and do not account for shipping costs. The list is ordered from least expensive to most expensive per gram. For the sake of comparison, I've written everything in terms of 100 grams.

The yarns that I used were:

  • 100% Non-superwash Merino; 246 yards/100 grams

  • 85% Superwash Merino & 15% Nylon; 246 yards/100 grams

100% Acrylic; 259 yards/100 grams; $4.29/100 grams

100% Acrylic; 273 yards/100 grams; $4.50/100 grams

50% Acrylic, 50% Nylon; 231 yards/100 grams; $8/100 grams

50% Alpaca, 30% Silk, 20% Tencel; 241 yards/100 grams; $10/100 grams

100% Wool; 246 yards/100 grams; $12/100 grams

100% Wool; 250 yards/100 grams; $13/100 grams

55% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 20% Tweed; 246 yards/100 grams; $14/100 grams

100% Wool; 230 yards/100 grams; $14/100 grams

70% Wool, 30% Silk; 246 yards/100 grams; $16/100 grams

85% Wool, 15% Cashmere; 246 yards/100 grams; $20/100 grams

To perform your own search for affordable yarns, here are a few places to start:

Have you made a yarn selection for your Herringbone Hygge Pullover colors? If so, what have you chosen? Ali and I would love to hear about it in the comments below, on Instagram (be sure to tag @snickerdoodleknits and @campfiberyarns, and on Ravelry (link your yarn and pattern on your project page)!

Learn more about the Herringbone Hygge Pullover knitting pattern here.


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