65th Street Stripes
Pattern is free with purchase of yarn.
Inspired by this season’s color block sweaters featured in the windows of Madison Avenue, we designed a four color irregularly striped tunic. A bit oversized, the tunic can be dressed up or dressed down. Wear it alone as a dress, or with leggings, or whatever the occasion calls for. It is super-chic and flattering to all.
For the yarn, we chose S. Charles Heather, a 50%/50% cashmere/silk blend that comes in an amazing array of colorways. Thanks to the silk which always enhances color, the fabulous colors of Heather allowed us to come up with various color combinations that are all “of the moment” while being truly classical. For our sample, we chose to combine three neutrals – black, cocoa, and sand – with a funky acid lime that gives it pop and makes it fun. Check below for other possible combinations. Beyond the great color options, Heather is the perfect yarn for the tunic for a variety of reasons – It is much lighter and less dense than 100% cashmere, and does not have the same warmth. In fact, it is so light that we would recommend it for places with more moderate climates and for Fall and Spring.
Relatively simple to knit, we know that our 65th Street Stripes will become a wardrobe favorite. Start now so you have it done in time for the holidays!