I knit my first Camaro prototype almost 3 years before releasing the pattern. Over the years it has become one of my favourite sweaters and I’m thrilled to finally have the pattern ready to share! There is nothing I like more than a blank canvas on which to play with colour, and this sweater is just that. There is no end to the stripe and colour options - Go bold! Play it safe! Try a random sequence or stick with an even stripe width, the sky is the limit! I can’t wait to see where this design takes you.
This pattern is so customizable depending on your preferences for length and fit. I’m wearing the cropped version (MC Stone) with 1” of negative ease and the hip length version (MC Chris Grey) with 2” of positive ease at the bust.
This is the PERFECT project for one of our TFA Palettes.
The yardage requirements for this sweater will vary widely depending on the way you choose to approach the stripes and whether you are knitting the cropped vs. hip length version or the 3/4 vs. full length sleeves.
Total yardage for full length body and sleeves: 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7)7, 8, 8, 9 skeins 1250 (1300, 1450, 1500, 1550, 1700)1800, 1900, 2000, 2300 yards Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash DK Weight yarn (113 g = 260 yes).
For an even width stripe using 8 contrasting colours you will need between 25 & 50 yards of the cast on colour (smallest sizes vs. largest sizes) and 75 & 125 yards of the last stripe colour with the remainder of the yardage to be made up by your Main Colour.