• Angie B-Whistle and Wool

Hadleigh Sweater

Updated: Mar 12, 2020

My love for Fall has never had any bounds! There has always been something about the falling leaves, the warm winds (in my neck of the woods) and the feeling that Fall brings! When I designed this sweater I really gravitated to these two yarns since autumn was freshly in the air and they have long been my favorite 2 shades in Lionbrands Thick and Quick line. I am not sure why it took me so long to pair these two lovelies up, but I 'm so glad I did.

I also added a feature I've been wanting to add to my sweaters for SOOOO long as i'm always cold and I love simplicity! The sleeve cuffs double as hand-warmers, YAY! With a simple thumb hole created on the cuffs, you instantly get this amazing feature. If you aren't super cold you can fold these over for another cute look!

This is a fun and easy project! It works up quite quickly as you can imagine and know when using this yarn!

Picture tutorials are on the PDF version you can purchase through my ETSY and RAVERLY stores. The tabs up above will instantly take you there.

You can also pick up the Kit to make your own Hadleigh via Lionbrands website. They have some other color choices available and they always have a promo going making this so affordable!!


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As with all of my patterns here is a bit of History behind the name: Hadleigh

The first documented lord of the manor was ealdorman Byrhtnoth, who was killed at the Battle of Maldon in 991, when Anglo-Saxon forces tried to repel Viking invaders. Ealdorman was the highest rank of noble and just before his death he was the most senior ealdorman in the country to King Æthelred I. Byrhtnoth and his wife had no children, and "so he bequeathed his many lands to churches or religious institutions around the country". Hadleigh received its market charter in 1252 and had a grammar school by 1275. The manor of Hadleigh, along with those of Lawling in Essex and Monks Eleigh in Suffolk, were among those given to the Priory Church of Canterbury Cathedral. It made Hadleigh an "archiepiscopal peculiar" – under the direct control of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

For more history behind the name visit : www.wikipedia.com


This is a perfect project for an Intermediate skilled knitter or an Advanced Beginner wanting to gain a few new skills. New skills to tackle would be a Mattress Stitch and picking up stitches for the Sleeves.

About Me:

I was taught to knit as a little girl and it was something I instantly loved and found so calming.

On a cold and rainy English day, my Gran taught me something that would forever remind me of her.

A feeling that would ring in my head just about every time I pick up my needles. For just a moment, I am back in England with my Gran, enjoying the inside. A beautiful grey moody sky going on around me.


Instagram @whistleandwool


Ravelry- Whistle and Wool

Email: whistleandwool@gmail.com

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