I am a serial single skein purchaser. You too? Well, my serial single skein purchasing habit is what led me to writing this pattern. I wanted to knit up a striped sweater for my son incorporating these three gorgeous Plucky colors. This pattern has a lot of flexibility, you don’t have to do wide stripes or even any stripes. Don’t want to stripe the lower half of the sleeves?…you don’t have to. Want to do more colors or only two colors? That’s totally up to you!
Also, the hat in the picture is called Snowed In and is available here in my shop.
12m 18m, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
chest: 20 [21, 23, 25, 27, 28.75, 30] inches
total length: 13 [14, 14.75, 16.25, 18, 19.75, 21] inches
Gauge (washed and blocked)
21 sts and 29 rows over 4 inches stockinette (washed and blocked)
The Plucky Knitter Plucky Sweater 90% Merino, 10% Nylon; 270 yards in 115 grams
MC: High Cotton 1 [1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3] skeins
CC1: Lizard Lounge 1 skein all sizes
CC2: 5th Avenue 1 skein all sizes
1 US5/3.75cm circular needle 16 inch for all sizes, 24 inch for 4, 6, 8, and 10.
1 set of double pointed needles in US 5/3.75
or needle size to obtain gauge
You may also want needles one size smaller for ribbing to avoid any flaring if you tend to knit ribbing loosely.
Change circular lengths when necessary. Smaller sizes may need to start the neck on double pointed needles.