Amazing Technicolor Dreamsweater by Stephen West

Amazing Technicolor Dreamsweater

January 2014
yarn held together
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in moss stitch with yarn held double
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2300 - 2820 yards (2103 - 2579 m)
Small [Medium, Large]
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Dive into your stash and gather an array of colorful fingering weight yarns for this sideways constructed pullover. Hold yarns double for a thicker gauge and marled color effect. The colorful journey begins with a ribbed sleeve cuff followed by moss stitch. Striped moss stitch continues on the front half of the sweater and then the other sleeve and front half are worked with visible seam joining the two halves. A simple back rectangle provides another canvas for stripes and color blocks. The contrasting shoulders are worked in garter stitch while being attached to the front and back at the same time. Short rows raise the back neck and an I-cord bind off finishes the v-neckline. Decreases shape the bottom front edge for a subtle cropped effect. The oversized boxy shape is complimented by tight fitted sleeves and crisp shoulder details so you achieve a relaxed effortless style that doesn’t look too sloppy. The simple stitch pattern and shape produces a large canvas so don’t be afraid to make bold colorful choices and spontaneous striping sequences.

Small (Medium, Large)
Medium size is shown on a 41” / 104cm chest circumference with approximately 27” / 69cm of positive ease.

Measurements are written in the pattern for sleeve length and the distance to knit the sideways front and back pieces. Instructions also include landmarks on the body so you can achieve proportions that work for you. For example, “Work even until sleeve reaches approximately 1” / 2.5cm past your elbow.”

Finished Measurements
60 (68, 68)“ / 152 (173, 173) cm chest circumference, 18.5 (21, 22.5)” / 47 (53, 57) cm front length measured from top of shoulder by neck edge.
Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight yarns held double. Worsted weight yarns can be substituted for holding only one single strand.

Approximately 2200 (2500, 2700)yds / 2012 (2286, 2469)m total of fingering weight yarn

If you choose to substitute worsted weight yarn held single you will need approximately 1100 (1250, 1400) yds / 1006 (1143, 1280) m total

Shoulder and Collar - 100 (120, 120) yds / 91 (110, 110)m
The sample used a single strand of worsted weight yarn for the contrasting garter stitch shoulders and collar.

Shown in
A variety of fingering weight stash yarns including wool, alpaca, and mohair blends.

40” US 8 / 5mm circular

1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

18 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in moss stitch

Pattern Notes
Instructions are written assuming the knitter knows how to work with a 2-stitch repeat (moss stitch) while shaping (increasing and decreasing).

To get a blended ombre effect in sections of the fabric, arrange colors from lightest to darkest. For example…

Work Color A & Color B together. Break A.
Work Color B & Color C together. Break B.
Work Color C & Color D together. Break C.

To get sharper contrasting color blocks and accent stripes, break both strands of yarn and replace them with 2 new strands held together in different colors.

Don’t be afraid to throw in bold colors and if you run out of a color, grab another ball and keep knitting. Allow yourself to make spontaneous choices and while enjoying the knitting experience.

These abbreviations are for the optional brioche border from Westknits Bestknits 2.
brk: brioche knit also known as bark, knit the stitch (that was slipped in the previous row) together with its yarn over.
brkyobrk: Two stitches spring out of the center of one stitch with this increase. Work a brkyobrk as follows: brk1 (leave stitch on the needle), yo (yarn forward under needle then over needle to back), then brk1 into same stitch. 2 sts increased.
brp: brioche purl also known as burp, purl the stitch (that was slipped in the previous row) together with its yarn over.
brLsl dec: (2-stitch decrease that slants to the left, involving 3 sts) Slip the first stitch knit-wise, brk the following two stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over.
brRsl dec: (a 2-stitch decrease that slants to the right, involving 3 sts) Slip the first stitch knit-wise, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over, place stitch on left hand needle and pass the following stitch over. Place st on right hand needle.
sl1yo following a k or brk st: (slip 1 yarn over) bring the working yarn under the needle to the front of the work, slip the next stitch purl-wise, then bring the yarn over the needle (and over the slipped stitch) to the back, in position to work the following stitch.
sl1yo following a p or brp st: (slip 1 yarn over) working yarn is already in front, slip the next stitch purl-wise, then bring the yarn over the needle (and over the slipped stitch), then to the front under the needle, into position to work the following stitch.

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