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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