Ninilchik Swoncho Pattern

Ninilchik Swoncho Pattern

Inspired by a desire to design a modern, unexpected take on a classic Lopapeysa, designer Caitlin French says "the Ninilchik Swoncho is my personal dream come true of style meets cozy comfort … you may find yourself reaching for it year-round! Coming in just 2 sizes that fit a wide range of bodies, you may even have to make a few to compensate for the family members who swipe one from under your nose!"


XS-M (L-3X)
Finished body circumference: 69 (83)” 175 (211) cm
Designed to be worn with a ton of positive ease

20 sts and 24 rounds over 4” in colorwork pattern on larger needles

DK weight yarn 1,460 (2020) yards
MC: 800 (1100) yards
CC1: 230 (320) yards
CC2: 230 (320) yards
CC3: 200 (280) yards

Sample shown in Craggy Tweed from The Farmers Daughter Fibers in
MC: Horse Belly
CC1: Buffalo Gal
CC2: Pukuni
CC3: Castle Rock

You'll Also Need:
US #4 + #6 - 24” and 40” circulars and DPNs (or longer cables for magic loop) in both sizes (or sizes necessary to obtain gauge)

This is a printed pattern. PDF download is available for purchase here at

Images courtesy of Caitlin Hunter / Boyland Knitworks.