Kaleidoscope by Sarah Sutherland


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September 2007
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
640 - 960 yards (585 - 878 m)
Finished bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44)"
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern is now available as a free PDF download on my blog: Parallax Knitting.

What I really wanted was a sweater that would show off all those beautiful hand dyed sock yarns that I keep seeing but that would not hide them in shoes, partly because I have never fallen in love with knitting socks. If you love knitting socks, of course, please continue to do so, but if you do happen to have about 640 yards (590 metres) for the small or medium sizes of sock yarn which you want to go crazy with, please read on.

This close fitting, hip length sweater is perfect for early autumn, when you need a little something, but you don’t want to be so committed to the cold as to be bundled up. It is knit in a loosely spun soft sock yarn in a loose gauge, which is something to keep in mind if you want to substitute yarns and keep the same drape. It is wonderful over a collared shirt or tank top.


Finished bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44)“ 71 (81, 92, 102, 112) cm

2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins Princess Farms 3 ply sock weight (80% alpaca, 10% silk, 10% mohair; 320 yd 292 m per 90 g), colour 55-G
US 7 4.5 mm circular needle, 24” 60 cm or longer
US 7 4.5 mm double pointed needles or circular needle, 16 inches 40 cm long
6 3/4” 15 mm buttons
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Stitch holders
Waste yarn for provisional cast on
Crochet hook for provisional cast on (optional)
Sewing needle and thread

18 sts and 22 rows = 4” 10 cm in stockinette

If you are interested in the yarn I used, please see Princess Farms’ website.