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I'm a knitwear and embroidery pattern designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who currently lives in Chicago. My patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear ...

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WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Sweaters

from The Sweatshop of Love
(6) Name: 'Knitting : WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Sweaters
WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Sweaters
WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Sweaters
WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Sweaters
WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Sweaters
WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Sweaters

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yo
  • skp
  • k2tog
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • dec
  • inc
  • twisted rib

Pattern Description:

Two sweaters in one pattern! This pattern includes instructions for two sweaters - one winter sweater with long sleeves and knit in worsted wool and one summer sweater with short sleeves and knit in worsted cotton. It's the same general sweater that comes with it's own mods! Both are easy to wear pullovers with 2-4" of positive ease you'll want to wear every day!

My friend Theresa VanderMeer runs an organization called The Lotus Odyssey that exports fair-trade products from different eco/people-friendly groups in India. She is starting a foundation called WORK+SHELTER that will offer women living in the slums of New Delhi a fresh start. Theresa is working to give these women decent living conditions and a chance to build a better future. WORK+SHELTER will be a safe place where women can come with their children to live and work. She will be providing training, materials, and a fair wage, and members of WORK+SHELTER will be producing products to be sold in boutiques around the world.

Theresa asked me to design garments and accessories that will be hand knit by the women living and working at WORK+SHELTER. These sweaters are two of those items! By purchasing this pattern you are helping this amazing cause. Read more about this project here, donate by emailing Theresa, and when someone compliments you on your beautiful new sweater, be sure to tell them about WORK+SHELTER.


18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 36 (41, 46, 51) bust circumference. Sweaters shown in size 36.


  • 650-1650 yards worsted weight yarn, wool or cotton
  • size 9 knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle

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