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The Right Stripe Knit Sweater Pattern

This easy straight needle sweater is the coolest use of colorblocking!

Updated February 17, 2022
The Right Stripe Knit Sweater Pattern
The Right Stripe Knit Sweater Pattern
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Patterns like The Right Stripe Knit Sweater Pattern are perfect for beginners who aren't yet ready to dive into circular needles, but still want to create something unique and beautiful. This easy knit sweater is largely completed in stockinette stitch, and the most challenging portions will be changing the colors and piecing the sweater together. While this pattern has a cool '70s-inspired color palette, it's designed to work with any colorway of the Caron Big Donut O’Go yarn, so let your imagination run wild. From the mock neck to the three-quarter sleeves, this classic pattern won't go out of style.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge17 sts and 23 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

Materials List

  • Caron® Big Donut™ O’Go™ (9.9 oz/280 g; 502 yds/459 m) in Spiced Ginger (29001) - 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) O'Gos

    • Light Mint: A

    • Light Orange: B

    • Bright Orange: C

    • Deep Red: D

    • Taupe: E


  • Sizes U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 4 stitch markers
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Yarn needle

Sweater

Notes

  1. Sizes:

    To fit bust measurement:

    XS/S: 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
    M: 36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
    L: 40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
    XL: 44-46" [112-117 cm]
    2/3XL: 48-54" [122-137 cm]
    4/5XL: 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]

    Finished bust:

    XS/S: 44" [112 cm]
    M: 48" [122 cm]
    L: 52" [132 cm]
    XL; 56" [142 cm]
    2/3XL: 63" [160 cm]
    4/5XL: 69" [175.5 cm]

  2. The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given in, it applies to all sizes.

    1. To begin working with the O’Go format, carefully cut plastic tie where the ends of the O’Go meet.
    2. Pull tie to remove.
    3. For this pattern, colors can be easily separated by gently pulling apart and cutting at the color transition. Each color is ready to use.
    4. Use separated colors from O’Go (Contrast A, B, C, D and E) as indicated in Materials.

  3. Stripe Pat I (worked in stocking st)

    With D, work 4" [10 cm], ending on a purl row.
    With E, work 1" [2.5 cm] ending on a purl row.
    With C, work 4" [10 cm] ending on a purl row.
    With E, work 1" [2.5 cm] ending on a purl row.
    With B, work 4" [10 cm] ending on a purl row.
    With E, work 1" [2.5 cm] ending on a purl row.
    With A, work 4" [10 cm] ending on a purl row.

    These 19" [48 cm] form Stripe Pat I.

  4. Stripe Pat II (worked in stocking st)

    With A, work 2" [5 cm], ending on a purl row.
    With E, work 2" [5 cm], ending on a purl row.

    These 4" [10 cm] form Stripe Pat II.

  5. Stripe Pat III (worked in stocking st)

    With B work 2" [5 cm], ending on a purl row.
    With C work 2" [5 cm], ending on a purl row.

    These 4" [10 cm] form Stripe Pat III.

Sweater

  1. BACK

    **With smaller needles and D, cast on 90 (102-110-118-134-146) sts.

    1st row: *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
    2nd row: *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.

    Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing 8 times more. Break D.**

    Change to larger needles and work Stripe Pat I until piece from beg measures 22 (22½-24-24-25½-26)" [ 56 (57-61-61-65-66) cm], changing to A only when Stripe Pat I is complete and ending on a purl row.

    With A only, proceed as follows:

    Shape shoulders:

    Cast off 7 (8-9-10-12-13) sts beg next 6 rows, then 7 (9-9-10-10-13) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 34 (36-38-38-42-42) sts on a st holder.

  2. FRONT

    Work from ** to ** as given for Back.

    Change to larger needles and work Stripe Pat I until piece from beg measures 20 (20½-22-22-23½-24)" [51 (52-56-56-58.5-61) cm], changing to A only when Stripe Pat I is complete and ending on a purl row.

    With A only, proceed as follows:

    Shape left neck:

    Next row: (RS). K31 (36-39-43-49-55). K2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.

    Cont on 32 (37-40-44-50-56) sts.

    Next row: Purl.
    Next row: Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog.
    Next row: Purl.

    Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 28 (33-36-40-46-52) sts rem.

    Shape shoulder:

    Next row: (RS).

    Cast off 7 (8-9-10-12-13) sts. Knit to end of row.

    Next row: Purl.

    Rep last 2 rows once more.

    Next row: Cast off 7 (8-9-10-12-13) sts. Knit to end of row.
    Next row: Purl.

    Cast off rem 7 (9-9-10-10-13) sts.

    With RS facing, slip next 24 (26-28-28-32-32) sts onto a st holder for front neck.

    Join A to rem sts and proceed as follows:

    Shape right neck:

    Next row: (RS). ssk. Knit to end of row. 32 (37-40-44-50-56) sts.
    Next row: Purl.

    Rep last 2 rows until there are 28 (33-36-40-46-52) sts, ending on a knit row.

    Shape shoulder:

    Next row: (WS). Cast off 7 (8-9-10-12-13) sts. Purl to end of row.
    Next row: Knit.

    Rep last 2 rows once more.

    Next row: Cast off 7 (8-9-10-12-13) sts. Purl to end of row.

    Knit 1 row.

    Cast off rem 7 (9-9-10-10-13) sts.

  3. SLEEVES
    Note: Make Left Sleeve using Stripe Pat II and Right Sleeve using Stripe Pat III.

    With smaller needles and D, cast on 34 (34-42-42-50-50) sts.

    Work 2" [5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing as given for Back, ending on a WS row and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 36 (36-44-44-52-52) sts.

    Change to larger needles and beg working Stripe Pat II or III (see note) for 4 rows.

    Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, inc 1 st each end of next and following 4th rows until there are 76 (80-84-84-86-92) sts.

    Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, work even in stocking st until piece from beg measures 18 (17½-17-17-16½-15½)" [45.5 (44.5-43-43-40.5-39.5) cm], ending on a purl row.

    Cast off.

  4. FINISHING

    Pin pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry. Sew right shoulder seam, leaving left shoulder seam open.

    Neckband:

    With RS facing, smaller needles and A, pick up and knit 12 sts down left front neck edge. K24 (26-28-28-32-32) from front neck st holder. Pick up and knit 12 sts up right front neck edge. K34 (36-38-38-42-42) from Back neck st holder. 82 (86-90-90-98-98) sts.

    1st row: (WS). *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
    2nd row: *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.

    Rep last 2 rows of (K2. P2) ribbing twice more. Cast off in ribbing.

    Sew left shoulder and neckband seam. Place markers on side edges of Front and Back 9 (9½-10-10-10½-11)" [23 (24-25.5-25.5-26.5-28) cm] down from shoulders.

    Sew cast off edge of sleeves between markers on body. Sew side and sleeve seams. See full-sized schematics here.

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i was thinking of knitting this but i cant see any info on yarn needed except for spiced ginger.

The yarn comes in a kit which is called "Spiced Ginger". It contains all the colors that are needed for this garment. https//www.yarnspirations.com/Caron-The-R == ight-Stripe-Knit-Sweater/CAK0129-031394M.html

It's not a kit, the yarn is the new Caron Big Donut OGo, this particular colour combination is called spiced ginger. The O'go format is simply a new type of yarn skein that prevents tangling, this one is a striping yarn, so you are getting 5 colours per skein. You can cut all the skeins apart, so that you can use each colour for a colour block affect.

Thank you for the clarification. On the Caron website it said "Everything you need to make your new project is included in this kit!", so I did not investigate further, not only because I dislike the color combo but also because I am not particularly fond of knitting with acrylics. Usually I work with natural yarns and select color combinations according to my taste and wardrobe. -)

The materials list rather clearly states that you need Caron Big Donut OGo, in the quantities listed for each size. all available colours can be found near the bottom of the page here-https//www.yarnspirations.com/082021-blog-ogo == -introducing-caron-big-donut.html

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