Designed by Lola Johnson, Third Vault Yarns
Dice rolls and co-operative strategy in a post-zombie apocalyptic
world. You play as survivors, working to escape to a safer place,
collect food, find other survivors and more. ApoCowlypse was
designed for a post-apocalyptic aesthetic, something quick and
light weight that can be worn in a number of ways to keep you
warm. Using twisted knitting to add structure and short rows for
shaping. It’s a project that lets you try out some new techniques
whilst still being a relatively simple and fast knit.
How to choose yarn?
The yarn used for the sample here is Third Vault Yarns Tesseract. A bluefaced leicester 55% 45% silk blend yarn of a heavy laceweight/light fingering weight with 600m/100g. It is a 2ply construction and has nice stitch definitition. This yarn has a lovely handle, and it's definining characteristic in fabric is it's pronounced drape. When substitituing yarn for this pattern, look for something that has a good drape, you can use 100% wool, wool blends or non-wool here for this pattern, just make sure if you will be knitting the close neck version that you choose a very stretchy yarn and stretchy cast on. The pattern will also work well in a standard fingering weight, though it will mean that the cowlette has less drape.
Properties & style to focus on for yarn choices
- Smooth yarn with good stitch definition.
- Can be blocked.
- Solids, Semisolids, tonally variegated, speckles, or strong variegated yarns.
- Good drape
- Gamercrafting merino 4ply
- Camel silk lace
- Merino 4ply, companion shawl and otherwise