Sipsey's Folly by Amy Detjen

Sipsey's Folly

January 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1600 - 2000 yards (1463 - 1829 m)
Women's S (37"), M (41"), L (45"), XL (49"), 2X (53"), 3X (57"), and 4X (61")
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This pattern is currently available as part of an online class offered by Craftsy and sponsored by Vogue Knitting. The link here gives you 50% off the class fee of $39.99.

This sweater is a bottom-up yoke sweater with lots of opportunities to customize the shape and placement of motifs. The class offers lots of technical tidbits from casting on to binding off.

I used Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport, because I wanted a soft, lofty, woolly and wonderful yarn. The color range let me find tones that showed up well against the light background (ash) and the darker background (stone).

P.S. Sipsey was my dog/best friend for over 17 years; she was squirrel crazy. When choosing motifs for this pattern, I started with the Chunky Squirrel, and added the other fall-forest motifs to keep a theme.