Inspired by a favorite gum from childhood, the Fruit Stripe Pullover colorful and cozy. The short color changes of brightly-hued Cobblestone paired with solid Donnina creates an exciting striped fabric. Simple shaping and a sea of garter stitch makes this a great first sweater. It’s perfect for adding a little pizazz to your wardrobe!
SIZES Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Shown in Small size with approx. 7½” of positive ease.
MATERIALS Fibra Natura Cobblestone (100% superwash merino wool; 200g/612 yds) • 104 Tulip (CC) – 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls Fibra Natura Donnina (100% superwash fine merino wool; 50g/180 yds) • 201 Vanilla (MC) – 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) balls Needle: US Size 6 (4 mm) straight (or your preferred ndl for knitting flat) and 16” circular or size needed to obtain gauge Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn
GAUGE 21 sts x 40 rows = 4” in garter stripes patt Save time, check your gauge.
PATTERN NOTES This sweater is knit flat in pieces from the bottom up and seamed. We recommend using the Sloped Bind-off method for neck and shoulder shaping. Stitches for the neckband are picked up and knit in the round.
When changing colors, do not break yarn at each color change. Instead, carry the yarn up the side of the work and twist the strands of yarn around one another every color change, taking care not to twist too tightly.