Textured Multicolor Sweater by Alice Starmore

Textured Multicolor Sweater

January 1990
Colinette Irene Preston Miller's hand-dyed wool
Sport (12 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 2 inches
in k6, sl2 purlwise, k6
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
38, 40, 42, 44
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At one end of the cover there is a sea cave, cut deep into the cliff. Inside this cathedral atmosphere, sheets of almost tangible light bounce off the sea and play upon the wet cave walls, carved over time into fantastic shapes. Watching the interplay of light, color, and texture is rather like watching the flickering of a fire, and I have never seen the same effect twice. To capture just one of the cave’s moods, I used yarn hand-dyed in random colors, although mauve is predominant. The result is a sweater both rich and exotic.

Difficulty rating: Experienced

Yardage: not given. The pattern calls for sportweight wool, 3/4/4/4 3 1/2 oz (100 g) hanks in a solid color, and 5 (all sizes) 3 1/2 oz (100 g) hanks in multicolor.

Sweater knit in four flat pieces---front, back, and sleeves.