Scrappy Stripes Sweater by Mary Gannon

Scrappy Stripes Sweater

Knitting
March 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
704 - 1717 yards (644 - 1570 m)
9 SIZES AVAILABLE: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
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We all end up buying yarn that we can’t always use, whether that be extra skeins, mini skeins, half-used skeins or scrap balls of yarn. I bought an advent calendar filled with mini skeins from Green Letter Day and I was dying to use it all up in one big project, so I went ahead and created the Scrappy Stripes Sweater. It’s perfect for using up leftover yarn that you’re not quite sure what to do with.

This sweater is knit from the top down, knitted flat at first to create the crew neck shaping, and then worked in the round. Next, stitches are picked up around the raw edges around the neckline to knit the collar. The main color and contrast colors change every two rows to create thin stripes which are ideal for using scrap yarn. Finally, once the ends are woven in and the work is blocked, the Scrappy Stripes Sweater is ready to wear!

I hope this sweater brightens and adds more color to your life while helping you use up that pesky leftover yarn! It is a perfect addition to your wardrobe if you’d like to add some color or stripes to your life!

9 SIZES AVAILABLE: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
The model pictured in the photo above is wearing size S and is 5’4” (162.4cm) and has a bust size of 32” (81 cm) in circumference.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE:
Find your bust measurements below. Positive ease is built into the pattern, meaning final measurements are 0-2” (0cm-5cm) on top of that number. This creates a closely fitting sweater without a lot of extra fabric.

To accurately choose your size, please refer to the notes section at the end of the pattern (page 7) where you will find a sizing chart and instructions to best help you select a size to knit. There is also a brief note for how to make modifications.

SIZES
XS – 28-30” bust
S – 32-34” bust
M – 36-38” bust
L – 40-42” bust
XL – 44-46” bust
2XL – 48-50” bust
3XL – 52-54” bust
4XL – 56-58” bust
5XL – 60-62” bust

DIFFICULTY: ADVANCED BEGINNER
You will need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, M1R, M1L, K1fb, backwards loop cast on, ktbl, ptbl, K2tog, bind off.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Size US 6/4mm 29” circular needles (those knitting larger sizes may wish to use larger needles)
  • Size US 6/4mm 9” circular needles or double pointed needles (for the sleeves)
  • Size US 5/3.75mm 9” circular needles or double pointed needles (for the sleeve cuffs)
  • Size US 5/3.75mm 16” circular needles (for the collar)
  • Row Counter (optional)
  • 4 Stitch Markers, 3 in one color, 1 in a second color to note where your BOR marker is once you join in the round.
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Yarn: Total yards 704(802, 928, 1063, 1178)(1326, 1450, 1585, 1717) or 642(732, 847, 970, 1075) (1209, 1322, 1445, 1566) meters of a DK weight (Size 3) yarn. I knit my sample using Green Letter Day superwash merino wool. Depending on how many different color stripes you would like to include (the sample uses a 24 mini skein advent for the CC stripes), you will need the following amounts for the MC and the CC stripes. These are totals for the yardage/meterage for the MC and the CC stripes as 1 entity, not per stripe. Total yarn used for MC (dark blue in the sample): 422(481, 557, 638, 707) (796, 870, 951, 1030) yards or 385(440, 509, 588, 646)(728, 795, 870, 942) meters Total yarn used for CC (stripes): 282(321, 371, 425, 471) (530, 580, 634, 687) yards or 258(294, 340, 388, 430)(485, 530, 580, 628) meters. Please note that yardage is estimated and may vary depending on the yarn used per the project, gauge verifications and/or other modifications that you may make.

HOW DO I DOWNLOAD MY PATTERN?
Once payment is received, you will receive an email containing a download link button for a PDF pattern. Make sure you have a PDF reader installed to open the pattern. All patterns are written in standard US terms.

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If you create your own Scrappy Stripes Sweater, please share the love online by using the hashtag #scrappystripessweater and tagging @marymadethat in your posts! I can’t wait to see and share your progress photos and finished products!

This original pattern is a copyright of Mary Gannon of marymadethat.com. This copy of the Scrappy Stripes Sweater is for personal use only. All items made from this pattern may not be sold.