the BFL that i kettle dyed over last year's labor day weekend became this 3ply handspun.
and with an assist from this DIC classy it grew into a stripey raglan sweater! 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.