Monday, January 25, 2010

stripes!

Labor Day BFL
the BFL that i kettle dyed over last year's labor day weekend
3ply BFL
became this 3ply handspun.

and with an assist from this DIC classy
Dream in Color Classy
it grew into a stripey raglan sweater!
Striped Raglan from Color Style
Pattern: Striped Raglan from Color Style
Size: 34" (ended up 32" due to tighter gauge)
Needles: #7 knitpicks harmonies and #5 addi turbos
Yarn: 3ply BFL handspun and DIC Classy in Bermuda Teal
Started: January 15, Finished: January 23

if you want your own stripey raglan, you can use any raglan pattern and knit 2 row stripes. in fact, i might recommend that you don't use this pattern. the neckline instructions were really wonky and i ended up fudging it.

other changes:
i used a cable cast-on.
i added just a little waist shaping, as the pattern doesn't have any.
i shortened the sleeves by 2 inches
i moved the yoke decreases 1 stitch away from the marker to make them more subtle
i knit both sleeves at the same time using magic loop
the forementioned neckline fudging

i kept the underarm seam though. i actually like it more than grafting or 3-needle BO b/c there's no need to put the stitches on holders and it seems more stable.

i didn't do anything to hide the color jogs. i decided i didn't care that much.

i am always on the lookout for patterns that will work well with multi-colored handspun and this one is perfect. i love the subtle color shifts. i still have quite a bit of yarn leftover too, for some mittens or something scrappy.

9 comments:

  1. OH! Love this. The sweater fits really nice and the colors are beautiful!

    Curious - how many yards did you use on the 3 ply and what gauge yarn?

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  2. I love these dyed to spun to knit journeys to sweater. It is a lovely and very wearable sweater. Well done!

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  3. I liked your pullover from the moment I saw it finished, but I didn't realize you used gorgeous handspun for it!

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  4. You know I love me a stripey sweater! It looks great! I bet you hardly even notice the color jogs. I know I don't on mine. 2 rows really don't make much of a jog.

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  5. Awesome!!! I love the interplay of the two yarns!

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  6. Love love love that sweater!

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  7. LOVE this pullover - perfect use for your gorgeous handspun!

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  8. Great job on the sweater, it look terrific on you! Fab colors, too!

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  9. Love the stripes! Your sweater looks wonderful, and so wearable!

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