Pippi by Rebekka Mauser


August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Slip Stitch Stripes
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
612 - 2297 yards (560 - 2100 m)
15 sizes available from 64 cm / 25.25'' to 136 cm / 53.5'' finished chest circumference
This pattern is available for €6.50 EUR buy it now

This pattern is part of the collection, Fishermen’s Blues, a collaboration between Magasin Duett and 8 independent designers. Here you can find a beautiful video of the collection: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gzNiaggJuBk

The fun combination of stripes, slip stitches and garter stitch brings a lot of knitting fun and will carry you through this happy knit in no time. Endless possibilities for color combinations make this pattern versatile and suitable for every taste: Breton, monochrome, gradient, rainbow…everything is possible! This timeless, unisex design with set-in sleeve construction is suitable for the whole family, from toddler to adult, and has a comfy fit everybody will love.

The completely seamless sweater is worked top-down beginning with a provisional cast-on. The shoulders are shaped with short rows. After the back (knitted flat) is completed the fronts are worked separately (each knitted flat). Both sides of the front are then joined and the front is knitted top-down (and flat) to the underarm. The back and front are joined in the round for the lower body, which is worked top-down in the round to the hem. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole. The sleeve cap is shaped with short rows. When the sleeve cap is completed the sleeve is knitted top-down in the round to the cuff. The neckband of the three smallest sizes has a button for easier dressing.

Pippi Longstocking was my childhood heroine and this sweater is my little homage to her!

Skill level: Intermediate


15 sizes available from 64 cm / 25.25’’ to 136 cm / 53.5’’ finished chest circumference

Yarn and yardage

magasin DUETT Blues
100% wool, 140 m / 246 yds per 50 g skein

Color 1 (for shoulders, neck, hem and cuffs):
1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins

Color 2 (main body part):
2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins

Color 3 (for contrasting slip stitch stripes):
1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins

Kid sized sample is knitted in Iced (C1), Bleached White (C2) and Denim (C3).

Adult sized sample in a variation with alternated stripes is knitted in Carmine (C1), Bleached White (C2) and Indigo and Carmine (C3).

Please note: The pattern includes directions for a sweater with contrasting stripes in one color as shown with the kid’s sample. It comes with additional info material regarding stripe planning (if you’d like to use more than one contrasting color) and transforming the sweater pattern into a cardigan pattern.

20 sts & 31 rows in slip stitch stripe pattern to 10 cm x 10 cm (4” x 4”) on 3.5 mm / US 4 needles knitted flat, after blocking