With a fun theme of vintage re-imagined, I let my creative side dream of stranded colorwork. Inspired by the short boleros, capes, and ponchettes of the 1950, I deisgned this fun colorwork shoulder warmer.
With the increases all in between color patterns and plenty of “all one color rest rows,” I hope you’ll love knitting it as much as I did. The lightweight tweed, top down construction, and repetitive color patterns make this a relatively quick but versatile knit. Increasing your gauge will make this more form fitting through the bust while decreasing your gauge will make this a more loose fitting knit.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Size: Size A (XS-S/ 33-36 inch chest), Size B (M-L/ 38-42 inch chest), Size C (XL- 3XL/ 44-48 inc chest) Size D (4XL-5XL/ 50-52 inch chest)
Gray sample knit in Size B is 19 inches from neck to edge
Yarn: 5 skeins Studio Donegal Darnie, 100% Lambswool, 448 yards, colors 8801 Heath ( < ¼ skein), 8802 Buttercup (< ¼ skein), 8804 Cobh (< ½ skein), 8805 Garnet (< ½ skein), 8811 Pebbled Beach ( 1 skein for two smallest sizes, 2 skeins for larger sizes)
Needle: US 3 (3.25 mm) Hiya Hiya circulars or needles to obtain gauge
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch (spi) and 8.5 rows per inch (rpi) OR 20 stitches & 34 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette