Carnaby Street


Carnaby Street Pattern


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Knitting: Carnaby Street
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Petite, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • inc and dec
  • colorwork

Pattern Description:

Inspired by my trip to London in 1968, Carnaby Street has a relaxed, retro feel. It's made interesting - both to look at and to knit - by the reverse color-work and illusion of shaping. Loose fitting, it's comfortable to wear with ample positive ease at the bust, and it pairs equally well with jeans or a skirt.

While I chose eye-popping '60s colors for the sweater shown here, Carnaby Street can be knit in different palates to accommodate any age. Choose fun, bright colors for your teen or subdued colors for your mother. There is even a Carnaby Baby version for your little relic of the 60s!

Opposing colored stripes form a v-shaped panel and vents in the front of the sweater add an interesting visual element to a relatively straightforward pullover. It's knit in separate pieces, and the intarsia method is used when changing colors for the front striping. The shoulders are joined, the sleeves set in, and the neckband is finished.

The front, back and sleeves are worked separately from the bottom-up, blocked and joined. Stitches are picked up along neckline and worked.


22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in Stockinette stitch. Take time to check gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (2 -3" positive ease) Chest (circumference): 33 3/4 (37 1/2, 41 3/4, 45 1/2, 49 3/4, 53 1/2, 57 3/4, 61 1/2, 65 3/4)" / 85.5 (95.5, 106, 115.5, 126.5, 136, 146.5, 156, 167)cm Length: 21 3/4 (22 1/2, 23, 23, 23 3/4, 23 3/4, 24, 24, 24)"/ 55 (57, 58.5, 58.5, 60.5, 60.5, 61, 61, 61)cm


  • YARN Madelinetosh Tosh Sport 100% merino of color A and color B: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins Or Approx Amount of Sport weight yarn of color A and color B: 500 (550, 625, 675, 750, 825, 875, 950, 1000) yds/ 450 (500,575, 625, 675, 750, 800, 875, 925)m
  • NEEDLES Size 6 US/ 4mm straight and circular needles, or size to obtain gauge

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Sport

About Designer

About Designer

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Lori Versaci is the designer behind VERSACIKNITS. Interested in the use and mixture of texture, shape and finishing details, Lori has introduced classic garments with a fashion twist since 2009. Lori works from studios in New Jersey and Maine, where she also enjoys yoga, sailing, her four children, three dogs and husband (not necessarily in that order). You can find out more about VERSACIKNITS on ...

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