My Stripes obsession began last year. I walked into my Poli Sci class, looked across the table, and saw a girl in a striped sweater. I immediately was intrigued, and spent the entire hour and fifteen minutes figuring out how I could make my own that mimicked the best parts of the sweater I saw in front of me while rectifying its faults (needless to say, I didn’t do so hot in Poli Sci that semester).
Now, over a year later, I present Stripes!
This is my first sweater design, and I’m in love with it. It uses two fingering weight sock yarns in an alternating color pattern, and has waist shaping to give it a fitted look.
I know it’s the wrong season for a sweater like this, but I wore it over a t-shirt at Rhinebeck and it was perfect for the fall weather. If you wanted to, you could lengthen the sleeves and it would be more appropriate for fall and winter.
The sweater is knit in pieces and seamed with set-in cap sleeves. It’s a fairly quick knit (I had other things going on, so it took me a while, but I ended up knitting the fronts and sleeves in under a week). I’ve written the pattern for multiple sizes, and many of them only use 2 skeins of sock yarn, so it’s a great way to use a couple special skeins. I used Dream in Color Smooshy and Slackford Studio Hedonist Sock, which is part cashmere. Stripes is soft, lightweight, and comfortable.