Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sideways Knit Striped Pullover

I wanted to design a sweater with vertical stripes, but without the work of intarsia, so I decided to knit the sweater from side to side, with the sleeves picked up and knit down. The slip stitch pattern adds just a little interest to the stripes. This sweater looks wonderful on its own, and even better together with its coordinating cardigan (Pattern 109).

This body of this pullover is worked in one piece from side to side, then sewn together. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked flat. Then the bottom edging is picked up from the finished body.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches

Sizes: X-Small (Small, Medium, Large/1X, 2X, 3X, 4X/5X)

Finished Measurements: 31 (36.5, 41.5, 46.5, 52, 57, 62)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Worsted weight cotton/silk yarn: 370 (420, 475, 550) (605, 655, 750) yards MC and 300 (345, 385, 445) (495, 535, 610) yards A

Model knit in Attitude by Classic Elite Yarns (85% Pima cotton / 15% Mulberry silk, 50 g = 101 yards): Color #4157 (MC) and #4120 (A)

Needles and Notions: One size 7 (4.5mm) circular needle, 29” long, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one pair size 7 (4.5mm) needles for sleeves (optional); one size 7 (4.5mm) circular needle, 16” long; stitch marker

Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 17 stitches and 25 rows = 4″/10 cm, blocked.

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