When it comes to sweater patterns, “Rug” by Junko Okamoto is a contemporary classic. It’s also very adaptable. This adaptability has inspired a number of different versions, with knitters offering their own take on the sweater design. The “Diné Motif Design” is one of those adaptations. The design is by Kevin Aspaas, a Diné weaver. The recommended yarn for this design is 100% Navajo-Churro wool yarn by Gothfarm Yarn. The yarn is: Slate, Bone and Walnut. It is available individually or as a kit.
To knit this sweater adaption, follow these steps:
- Download the “Diné Motif Design” by adding it to your cart and checking out. (The design is free).
- Download the Rug sweater on Junko Okamoto’s Raverly page. (The design is free.)
- Follow the Rug sweater instructions, but replace original section chart with “Diné Motif Design” charts and original yarn with Gothfarm Yarn recommendations.
Note: A hard copy of the “Diné Motif Design” and all the recommended yarn is available in the kit.