October 12, 2022

Dark Academia Sweater

  • A light-skinned woman wearing a green colorwork sweater.
  • Back view of a light-skinned woman in green colorwork sweater.
  • Dark grey and pink speckled skeins of yarn.
  • Skeins of dark brown yarn and blue variegated yarn.
  • Skeins of blue yarn and a skein of off white yarn.
  • A pile of green and gold skeins of yarn.

Just in time for sweater weather, designer Sharon Hartley (@riverroadknits on Instagram) has released her Dark Academia sweater, available now on Ravelry. Knit in my Deep Sock base, this top-down, circular sweater is inspired by dusty libraries, autumn’s chill, and (of course) gothic architecture. The subtle puff of the bishop sleeve adds a bit of flair to the simple silhouette. This size-inclusive pattern comes in 10 sizes, up to a 66.5” bust. I’m offering kits in the original No More Shall We Part with Never Enough Thyme color combo, along with four other haunting options. Bonus, if you are attending the Indie Untangled trunk show, you can see Sharon’s original sample in person.

In other news, if you can’t make it to the Indie Untangled show this year, no need for FOMO. I am taking preorders on my 2022 show color, Mountain Majesty, inspired by the local flora this beautiful time of year on both my Deep Sock and my Neptune Merino DK bases. Register for free and head on over to my Indie Untangled Everywhere virtual booth from October 14-November 1 for a link to my listing for Mountain Majesty.