Rainbow Valley Pullover by Valerie Yeung-Yam-Wah
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Rainbow Valley Pullover

Knitting
May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in purl stripe stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
420 - 840 yards (384 - 768 m)
26 inch chest circumference
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

When I saw this yarn, I was attracted to the vividness of the colours in the rainbow section, and I couldn’t wait to get it on the needles to see how it would knit up. Once I swatched it, it did produce an appealing rainbow stripe pattern, and even the grey in the background has lovely semi-solid tones. It inspired me to create this sweater, and when my daughter saw the swatch she claimed the sweater for herself. The bright colours are perfect for a toddler!

I chose a simple stitch to let the beauty of the yarn shine through, with a textural stripe to echo the stripe pattern created by the dyeing scheme. The seamless design and simplicity of the stitch make this a relatively quick knit, but it does require some grafting under the arms.

Techniques used
Knitting in the round on a circular needle, knitting in the round on double-pointed needles, increasing, decreasing, grafting