Painting Columns Sweater


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    This graphic sweater is all about showcasing your single skeins and leftover bits of DK or worsted weight yarn. Begin at the collar with a folded hem in twisted ribbing. Short rows in garter stitch raise the back of the neck, so the sweater sits comfortably on your shoulders. Then, continue shaping the yoke with stripes and slip stitches. You only have to work with one color at a time as you customize the colors. The top-down construction makes it easy to try on the sweater as you knit and customize the length of the sleeves and body. Enjoy stashbusting as you knit a colorful collage of columns!

    All rights reserved. Pattern for personal use only.

  • Sizes
    1 [2, 3, 4, 5] [6, 7, 8, 9]

    Sample shown in size 5 with approximately 6″ / 15cm of positive ease.

    Finished Measurements
    35 [38, 42, 47, 50] [55, 58, 63, 67]″ / 89 [97, 107, 119, 127] [140, 147, 160, 170]cm chest circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.

    I recommend selecting a size that has approximately 2 – 4″ / 5 – 10cm of positive ease.

    Measurements are based on a slip stitch gauge of 6 sts = 1″ / 2.5cm in 5x5 slip stitch column pattern after blocking with larger needles.

    DK weight

    You can also use worsted weight yarn striped with your DK weight yarns. Try holding two strands of fingering weight yarn held together for a DK weight thickness too.

    Approximately 1200 [1300, 1500, 2000, 2300] [2450, 2600, 2750, 2900]yds / 1097 [1189, 1372, 1829, 2103] [2240, 2377, 2515, 2652]m total

    I recommend gathering a big pile of DK and worsted weight yarns to knit a fun colorful version. 2 skeins (100g each) of DK weight yarn should be plenty of yarn for the collar, cuffs, and bottom ribbing.

    US 6 / 4mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

    US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or 1 size smaller than the larger main needle

    Magic loop method is used for knitting smaller circumferences in the round.

    1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

    24 sts & 40 rows = 4″ / 10cm in 5x5 slip stitch column pattern after blocking with larger needles

    20 sts & 40 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in twisted ribbing after blocking with smaller needles

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  • Multi-Color Sweater
    West Wool Tandem, La Bien Aimée Corrie Worsted & Corrie Confetti, Undercover Otter Eventide, and various other DK & worsted weight yarns

    Blue Green Sweater
    Undercover Otter Eventide in Silver Bullet, Brundle, Rowsdower, Blackheath Woods, Rosemary, Citadel, & Ghost Town