Mix It Up Stash Sweater by Shaina Bilow

Mix It Up Stash Sweater

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Skill level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Step out of the box and Mix It Up with this breathtaking stash cardigan that mixes textures and colors. It’s as comfortable and cozy as it is fun to knit. This cardi was designed to celebrate the abundance of unique colors and textures (as well as the various weights) of yarns that many of us have accumulated.

Pull together an entire color family from your yarn collection or mix and match textures and shades within a theme. Fingering, sport, DK, and worsted are all marled together harmoniously with a laceweight yarn to create a unique, truly one-of-a-kind sweater.

No problem if you’re not a yarn collector; this a fun sweater to buy yarn for. Bring some color inspiration to your local yarn shop and enjoy choosing all the yarns that strike your fancy.

Construction Details:
The Mix It Up Stash Sweater is worked in 3 separate pieces for the body – the back and two fronts – and then the sleeve stitches are picked up and the sleeves are worked from the shoulder toward the cuff. Stitches are picked up for the collar and worked to match the bottom edge of the body and the cuffs of the sleeves. Schematic and technique videos are provided on the pattern.

To help choose yarn and stitch patterns for your sweater, aesthetic and technical suggestions are listed in the pattern.

Skills Required:

Sizes: Adult sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)

To Fit Bust: 29 (33, 37, 41, 45)(49, 53, 57, 61)”/74 (84, 94, 104, 114)(124, 135, 145, 155) cm

Finished Bust: 37 (41, 45, 49, 53)(57, 61, 65, 69)”/94 (104, 114, 124, 135)(145, 155, 165, 175) cm
Recommended ease is 8”/20 cm. If you are between sizes, go down a size.

Length: 23 (24, 25, 26, 27)(28, 29, 30, 31)”/58 (61, 64, 66, 69)(71, 74, 76, 79) cm

Needle: US 10.5/6.5mm knitting needle and US 10.5/6.5 mm 40”/100 cm length for collar. Adjust needles size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 13.5 stitches and 20 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch using any of the following:

Worsted Weight yarn held single strand with a strand of a fingering weight mohair.

1 strand DK Weight and 1 strand Fingering Weight yarn held together with a strand of fingering weight mohair.

2 strands Sport Weight held together with a strand of fingering weight mohair.

CARRY-ALONG YARN: approximately 825 (950, 1050, 1200, 1275)(1450, 1575, 1700, 1825) yards of laceweight (CYCA #0) yarn, either mohair or desired fiber to be the carry-along yarn throughout the entire project.

BORDER COLOR: 230 (250, 275, 300, 320)(345, 365, 385, 400) yards of worsted weight (CYCA #4) for the ribbed edgings, cuffs, and collar.

Assorted worsted (CYCA #4), DK (CYCA #3), Sport (CYCA #2), and/or Fingering (CYCA #1) weight yarns in various quantities to combine with the laceweight/carry-along yarn.

Yarns should be utilized as follows:

Fingering Weight (CYCA #1) held with 1 strand DK Weight (CYCA #3) and the laceweight/carry-along yarn.

Sport Weight (CYCA #2): 2 strands held together with the laceweight/carry-along yarn.

DK Weight (CYCA #3) held with 1 strand Fingering Weight (CYCA #1) and the laceweight/carry-along yarn.

Worsted Weight (CYCA #4): held single strand with the laceweight/carry-along yarn.

Additional Materials: four clear baggies, tapestry needle, stitch markers.