New Rules Sweater

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Irish designer Katie Ann McGuigan has exclusively released the pattern for her cute, cropped and checked sweater for you guys to recreate at home. This advanced sweater isn’t for the faint hearted but will be worth the reward, check mate! You’ll master intarsia, lace and rib making the “New Rules” sweater and because it’s stitched up in our light and fluffy Feeling Good yarn, it can be worn all year round.


Rising star Katie Ann McGuigan and her knitter, Ruth, worked on this piece as part of her S/S 20 collection. Katie presented her first collection in 2017, and has won multiple awards for her design work since including the Fashion Scout Merit Award and Mittlemoda Absolute Prize. Katie’s work is inspired by the aesthetic and values of international subcultures, and has become known for her signature prints and textures galore! This is the first time Katie has released one of her designs as a pattern and we’re so excited to welcome her into our global knitwork of gangstas!

Ruth Herring, Katie’s pattern writer is a knitwear and crochet designer, author, lecturer and blogger, who has been working in knitwear for nearly 40 years. She has produced knitwear for film, TV, celebrity commissions, her own label, but is probably most well-known for the knitting books she produced in the 1980's. Ruth, who has collaborated on the knit side on every Katie Ann McGuigan collection says “Katie’s sense of colour is awesome and WATG is a perfect partner to supply the colour palate in the quality that we require for her luxury brand."

Time to make
38 hours

Once you've completed this kit you'll master
2x2 rib, Lace, Intarsia


4 - 5 balls of Feeling Good Yarn in colour A (depending on size)
3 - 4 balls of Feeling Good Yarn in colour B (depending on size)
1 New Rules Sweater pattern
1 set of 4.5mm (US7) 60cm/24’’ circular knitting needles (optional)
1 pair of 5mm (US8) knitting needles (optional)
1 sewing needle

Yarn details
This kit is knitted with Feeling Good Yarn, an Alpaca and Merino mix that’s as light as a feather and as soft as clouds. Sustainably produced in Peru, snuggle up to this lightweight winter yarn.

130 metres/ 142 yards per 50 gram. WPI 9/ Aran

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