'Dhari' is Hindi for 'Stripe' and is named after my orignal idea for this
design which was published in YarnForward Magazine (UK). The pattern was written to be knit bottom-up.
Stripey was born out of necessity more than anything else. My son was growing out of his clothes too fast and it was pretty cold. So I took out two shades of yarn from my stash and whipped up this in a day. I wrote in enough ease and knit extra length, so that he could use the sweater for a couple of more seasons.
Some design features include:
Ever popular stripes pattern. Instructions are given for two colour stripes, however, can be easily worked in one or more than two colours as desired
Two versions of button band along right raglan slope. One unisex version and a second crocheted lace version
Short row neck to give better fit
Comfortable pockets that can act as muffs for little hands
Orange & Black sample is the unisex version
Blue shades (Ocean Spray and Spruce) sample is the girl button band version
17sts and 26rows/rounds per 4 inches
400 yards of Worsted weight
I started very young. Basic knit sts taught by my Ma and crochet sts by my aunt. Beyond that I am mostly self-taught. Started designing straight away. My first project ever, being a boat-neck sweater for me. It was perfect!