STRIPES! by Andrea Mowry

STRIPES!

Knitting
November 2020
yarn held together
Lace
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stockinette stitch knit in the round on Main Fabric needle, after blocking.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
767 - 2434 yards (701 - 2226 m)
1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7)(8, 9, 10)
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DETAILS
A round yoke sweater worked from the top down, this pullover is the perfect blank canvas. Think of it as a template to mix up colors, yarn bases and your creativity! You could even knit it up in a solid color for a classic wardrobe staple. Be playful and have fun! This sweater is worked seamlessly. The sleeve sts are put on hold while the body is finished and then returned to the needle. This sweater includes instructions for a cropped or full length fit and different collar options.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7)(8, 9, 10)
#sizeinclusive

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
34.25 (37, 40, 46)(50.5, 55, 59.25)(63.75, 68, 72.5)”
87 (94, 101.5, 116.5)(128, 139, 150.5)(162, 173, 184.5) cm
Recommended ease is + 2 - 6”/5 - 15 cm; sample is shown in Size 3 on a 34”/86.5 cm bust with 6”/15 cm of positive ease.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.

Sport weight (185 yds/56 g)

Cropped Length - 233 (259, 289, 328)(365, 413, 447)(498, 557, 596) g
767 (852, 951, 1080)(1204, 1363, 1474)(1642, 1837, 1965) yds
701 (780, 870, 987)(1101, 1247, 1348)(1502, 1680, 1797) m

Full Length - 308 (340, 374, 421)(470, 520, 569)(625, 692, 738) g
1016 (1120, 1235, 1389)(1548, 1714, 1876)(2062, 2282, 2434) yds
929 (1024, 1129, 1270)(1416, 1567, 1716)(1885, 2087, 2225) m

SUGGESTED YARN
For this sweater I used primarily a sport weight wool yarn in colors I loved together! To add interest and texture I also grabbed some lace weight suri alpaca/silk blend yarn that I held double. Below is just the skeins you would need if choosing to use only the sport weight yarn, but the pattern includes a break down of the yarn for both sweaters including the suri alpaca. My hope is that you will feel excited to dig into your stash or try out some new yarns and play with single or double strands to achieve the desired gauge!

The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Recollect (75% White Rambouillet/25% Black Sheep) 185 yds/56 g -
Cropped Length - 5 (5, 6, 6)(7, 8, 8)(9, 10, 11) skeins
Full Length - 6 (7, 7, 8)(9, 10, 11)(12, 13, 14) skeins

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 5/3.75 mm - 16”/40 cm to 40”/100 cm circular & preferred needles for small circumference (Magic Loop or DPNs)
Sleeve Fabric: US 6/4 mm - Preferred needles for small circumference (Magic Loop or DPNs) see Notes on pg. 3
Ribbing: US 3/3.25 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm for hem & preferred needles for small circumference for cuffs.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge. The Ribbing needle should be 2 sizes smaller than the Main Fabric needle.)*

NOTIONS
Stitch marker, waste yarn or spare needles to hold sleeve sts, waste yarn and small crochet hook for the optional provisional CO, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

GAUGE
21.5 sts & 36 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round after blocking, using Main Fabric needle.
26 sts & 40 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over k2, p2 ribbing in the round after blocking, using Ribbing needle.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Twisted German cast on
Provisional cast on (optional)
Knitting
Purling
Working in the round
Increasing
Decreasing
Short Rows
Jogless stripes
Changing colors
Holding yarns double (optional)
Binding off

YARN SUBSTITUTION IDEAS
Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!