Meet the Sideways Striped Sweater. Despite all the last few days’ posts, I’m really quite happy with it.
Why thank you, I knit it myself.
Varying the width of the vertical stripes prevents the dreaded Garfield-watermelon effect.
Garter borders on hems and sleeve ends are so neat and elegant.
My favorite thing about designing my own knits: Shoulders that are broad enough and hips that are wide enough. It’s a thrill.
Yarn: 9 skeins Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK, from Yarns Etc., 4 in tan and 5 in green.
Needles: Size 6 and size 5 circular needles, size 6 and size 5 dpns.
Pattern: Self-designed. Body knit sideways, sleeves knit cuff-up, neckband and bottom hem picked up and knit on afterward.
Photography by my incredible husband, who makes me smile. Freakishly multi-colored hair real and natural, yet inexplicable.