Striped Sweater

Striped Sweater

This might be my favorite stash yarn knit yet. It’s more relaxed than my usual raglan (or at least seamed) sweater and made entirely from scraps of worsted I bought from my yarn teacher’s store as a kid – back when I chose yarn for stitch visibility and nothing else. Not for the first time, I was glad I learned at a yarn shop. Sure it’s worsted and so easy to work with that it’s basically cheating, but it’s good quality. And it provided a moment of of zen – watching brown liquid swirl down the sink in my guest bathroom as the colors merged together. It really scratched a fall cleaning itch. And maybe created a monster. Now I’m mentally counting how many skeins of yarn I still have that haven’t been washed since the mid 2000s.

Fall Stripes

Size: S/M

Materials:

Needles: US size 9 circular needles and US size 10 circular needles

Yarn:

*Disclaimer: I’m guessing here since this yarn is from before I started tucking labels into the centers of my skeins*

MC – Plymouth Encore Worsted in Yellow, 1 skein (200 yards, 3.53 ounces)

CC1 – Plymouth Encore Worsted in Green, 2 skeins (400 yards, 7.05 ounces)

CC2 – Plymouth Encore Worsted in Blue, 1 skein (200 yards, 3.53 ounces)

CC3 – Plymouth Encore Worsted in Pink, 1 skein (200 yards, 3.53 ounces)

CC4 – Plymouth Encore Worsted in Red, 2 skeins (400 yards, 7.05 ounces)

CC5 – Plymouth Encore Worsted in Orange, 1 skein (200 yards, 3.53 ounces)

Body

CO 192 in MC with size 9 needles

Rows 1-6: K in 1×1 rib. Join in round.

Switch to size 10 needles

Rows 7-12: Knit in CC1

Rows 13-16: Knit in CC2

Rows 17-24: Knit in CC3

Rows 25-34: Knit in CC4

Rows 35-39: Knit in CC5

Rows 40-42: Knit in CC3

Rows 43-46: Knit in CC5

Rows 47-49: Knit in MC

Rows 50-52: Knit in CC1

Rows 53-55: Knit in CC2

Rows 56 – 60: Knit in MC

Rows 61-67: Knit in CC3

Row 68: Knit 96, place last 96 on stitch holder

Back

Rows 69-70: Knit in CC3

Rows 71-74: Knit in CC4

Rows 75-76: Knit in CC2

Rows 77-80: Knit in CC4

Rows 81-84: Knit in CC2

Rows 85-86: Knit in CC1

Rows 87-90: Knit in MC

Rows 91-99: Knit in CC5

Rows 100-105: Knit in CC3

Row 106: K43, p2tog, k2, p1 (in CC3)

Place remaining stitches on stitch holder.

Row 107: K1, p2, k2tog, p to end (in CC3)

Row 108: K to last, p2tog, k2, p1 (in CC2)

Repeat rows 107 and 108 to row 119 (in CC2)

BO

Pick up 48 stitches

Row 106: P1, k1, p2tog, k to end (in CC3)

Row 107: P to last 5, k2tog, p2, k1 (in CC3)

Row 108: P1, k2, k2tog, k to end (in CC2)

Row 109: P to last 5, k2tog, p2, k1 (in CC2)

Repeat rows 108 and 109 to row 119 (in CC2)

BO

Front

Pick up 96 stitches from stitch holder

Rows 68-99: Repeat steps from Back

Row 100: K43, p2tog, k2, p1 (in CC3)

Place remaining 48 stitches on stitch holder

Rows 101, 103, 105, 107: K1, p2, k2tog, p to end (in CC3)

Row 102, 104, 106: K to last 5, p2tog, k2, p1 (in CC3)

Rows 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118: K to last, p2tog, k2, p2 (in CC2)

Rows 109, 111, 113, 115, 117, 119: K1, p2, k1, p to end (in CC2)

BO

Pick up 48 stitches from stitch holder

Row 100: P1, k2, p2tog, k to end (in CC3)

Rows 101, 103, 105, 107: P to last 5, k2tog, p2, k1 (in CC3)

Rows 102, 104, 106: P1, k2, p2tog, k to end (in CC3)

Rows 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118: P1, k2, p2tog, k to end (in CC2)

Rows 109, 111, 113, 115, 117, 119: P to last 4, k1, p2, k1 (in CC2)

BO

Stitch shoulders together at BO seams

Sleeves

Row 1: Pick up and knit 90 stitches around armhole (in CC4)

Join in round

Rows 2-5 and 7: Knit in CC4

Row 6: *SSK, k41, k2tog; repeat from * (in CC4)

Rows 8-10: Knit in CC3

Row 11: Knit in CC4

Row 12: *SSK, k39, k2tog; repeat from * (in CC4)

Rows 13-17: Knit in CC4

Row 18: *SSK, k37, k2tog; repeat from * (in CC4)

Rows 19-23: Knit in CC2

Row 24: *SSK, k35, k2tog; repeat from * (in CC1)

Rows 25-29: Knit in CC1

Row 30: *SSK, k33, k2tog; repeat from * (in CC1)

Rows 31-35: Knit in CC1

Row 36: *SSK, k31, k2tog; repeat from * (in CC1)

Rows 37-39: Knit in MC

Rows 40-41: Knit in CC5

Row 42: *SSK, k29, k2tog; repeat from * (in CC4)

Rows 43-47: Knit in CC4

Row 48: *SSK, k27, k2tog; repeat from *( in CC4)

Rows 49-52: Knit in CC4

Row 53: Knit in CC5

Row 54: *SSK, k25, k2tog; repeat from * (in CC5)

Row 55: Knit in CC5

Rows 56-59: Knit in CC1

Row 60: *SSK, k23, k2tog; repeat from * (in CC1)

Rows 61-65: Knit in CC1

Row 66: *SSK, k21, k2tog; repeat from * (in CC1)

Rows 67-71: Knit in CC1

Row 72: *SSK, k21, k2tog; repeat from * (in CC1)

Row 73: Knit in CC1

Rows 74-77: Knit in CC2

Row 78: SSK, [p1, k1]8 times, p1, k2tog, p2tog, [k1, p1] 8 times, k1, p2tog (in CC1)

Switch to size 9 needles

Rows 79-88: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end (in CC1)

Rows 89-91: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end (in MC)

Rows 92-93: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end (in CC2)

BO

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