I've dabbled in stranded colorwork knitting and really enjoyed it, but found that too much of it can be overwhelming to knit. So with this design, I've tried to create a nice balance of colorwork and plain knitting.
I learned with my Tiye pullover that not only are round yoke sweaters fun to knit, they are also very flattering. I usually design fitted sweaters, and wanted to branch out a bit and try something A-line. In my photos I've paired it with navy skinny leg pants, which creates a nice balance of loose and fitted.
Colorful and cozy, the Kaleidoscope Pullover will bring a bit of brightness into stark winter days. Stranded colorwork, edged with 2-color I-cord, is paired with an A-line body and relaxed sleeves. The colorwork patterns are easier to work than they appear, with only 2 colors per round and the largest pattern 10 stitches wide, and are perfect for using up leftover balls of worsted weight wool yarn from other projects.
Worked from the top down, the fit and length are easy to customize. Pattern includes a large range of sizes and a formula for estimating the yardage remaining in a ball of yarn (which requires a food or postage scale). Pullover meant to be worn with 0-2” positive ease in the bust. Shown with no ease.
Chest: 32 (34, 36, 38.75, 40.75, 42.5)[44.5, 46.5, 48.5, 50, 52]”
Body Length: 23.5 (24, 24, 24.5, 24.5, 25)[25, 25.5, 25.5, 26, 26]”
Worsted weight yarn in 9 colors. 1110 (1195, 1265, 1350, 1445, 1520)[1580, 1675, 1755, 1850, 1920] yards total
US #6/4.25 mm 16”, 24” and 36” circular needles and set of dpns
tapestry needle to weave in ends
postage or food scale to weigh yarn in grams
20 sts and 25 rnds = 4” in St st worked in the round
21 sts and 26 rnds= 4” in stranded colorwork