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InstructionsThe color work in this project is much simpler than it appears. The body is worked in a one-row striping pattern, using only one color on each row. The colors not in use are carried up the side; no stranding required. The sleeves are picked up and worked from shoulder to cuff, so they do not have to be set in.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Hipster, Whimsical, Mod, Classic, Preppy, Casual, Romantic, Cute, Outdoorsy
Three colors of Wool of the Andes Bulky from KnitPicks; US #10 1/2 needles or size to get gauge; 5 buttons
What was your inspiration?
I've always been fascinated by combining color and texture and have been playing with the three-color, one-row striping technique for a while. The colors of this yarn and way it shows off texture stitches were a perfect combination for this design concept. The original color inspiration came from some from Mardi Gras beads!
What are you most proud of?
This design is part of the Knit Picks Independent Designer Partnership -- my first submission to this program.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Choose your three favorite colors and play with them a bit to determine which color you like best as the trim. Changing the trim color can produce very different effects.