Some Like It Striped: Love of Knitting Spring 2017

Interrupted-Stripes

Interrupted Stripes by Erica Schlueter

Usually when we knit colorful stripes in different textures, color blips show up from the purl bumps in a new color. And usually designers shun these blips, since they break up clean lines. This sweater traces a different path: the blips are a feature, not a bug. A split-neck opening, drop-shoulder sleeves, and loose fit add up to a casual silhouette.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 39″; modeled with 5″ of positive ease.

Yarn Berroco Modern Cotton (60% pima cotton, 40% modal rayon; 209 yd [191 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): #1652 Matunuck (blue; MC), 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins and #1651 Narragansett (red; CC), 1 skein.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm).

Notions Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook; markers; removable markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in St st.

Notes This pullover is worked back and forth in rows in separate pieces and seamed.

Racing-Stripes-Pullover

Racing Stripes Pullover by Biggan Ryd-Dups

You’ll turn heads wherever you go in this amazingly stretchy pullover with a striped yoke. Laid flat, this garment is long and super-skinny. But once you pull it on, it skims your curves beautifully.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 22.75 (25.25, 28, 30.75, 33.25, 36)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 22.75″; modeled with 9.25″ of negative ease.

Yarn Biggan Design DK Merino First Cross Wool (100% merino; 115 yd [105 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]): #550 gentle green (MC), 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls; #000 black (CC1) and #090 natural (CC2), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) each.

Needles Sizes 2.5 (3 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 24″ circular and set of double-pointed.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 28 rnds = 4″ in k4, p4 rib on larger needle, slightly stretched.

Notes This pullover is worked in the round from the neck to the bottom of the yoke, then is divided and the body and sleeves are worked separately in the round. This pullover is designed to have a significant amount of negative ease. Select a size 10–12″ smaller than your bust circumference. The yoke is not shaped with increases; the snug fit is due to a combination of needle shaping and the tight rib pattern.

Valley-V-Neck-Pullover

Valley V-neck Pullover by Enjolina Campbell

Sometimes just a few subtle stripes add the perfect touch to a comfy garment. This layering pullover uses gray tones for a sophisticated look. The narrow bobbled stripes on body and sleeves could also be worked in a contrast color—check your stash for the perfect accent.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 37.5 (41, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5, 57)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 41″; modeled with 7″ of positive ease.

Yarn Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool (45% wool, 35% silk, 20% nylon; 192 yd [175 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]): #151 Manhattan mist (lt gray; MC), 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins and #003 granite (dk gray; CC), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s). Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.

Needles Sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular and set of double-pointed.

Notions Markers; tapestry needle.

Gauge 21 sts and 31 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles.
Notes The body of this pullover is worked in the round from the lower edge to the front neck, then the body is worked flat to the underarms, then the upper fronts and back are worked separately back and forth. The sleeves are worked in the round, with the sleeve cap worked flat.

Colorlines-Throw

Colorlines Throw by Vanessa Ewing

Four colors alternate in wide bands to make a bold, stripey statement. If you’re looking for a great TV knitting project, this small blanket in garter stitch is just the ticket.

Difficulty Beginner

Finished Size 38″ square.

Yarn Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash (100% superwash fine merino wool; 218 yd [199 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): #60 dress blues navy (A), 1 skein; #62 teal (B) and #16 burgundy (C), 3 skeins each; #38 gulden (gold; D), 1 skein.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 40″ circular (cir).

Notions Tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 40 rows = 4″ in garter st.

Notes This throw is worked back and forth in rows from corner to corner.