Santa Fe

I'm excited to share this new sweater with you, as it combines two of my favorite things ...

... a nice drapey waterfall-front sweater
and classic pueblo stripes.

The knit-in fringe means there's no need to fuss with loose ends anywhere other than the sleeves (weave in as you go or work in later) and the very tops of the shoulders (splicing here at color changes keeps the shoulder nice and tidy).

Knit in one piece from the bottom, with sleeves that are shaped as if set in, but are worked along with the body of the sweater so that the stripes continue beautifully all around.

Super wide ribs create a vertical element that's especially slimming in the back.

Recommended chest sizes: 28-32 (32-36, 36-40, 40-44, 44-48, 48-53, 53-58). Fit should be loose, with a slightly dropped shoulder. Finished garments measure across the back from underarm to underam: 16 1/2 (18 1/4, 20, 22, 24 1/4, 26 1/2, 29)". Shown in size 36-40 on a 36" dress form.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein) in Angelic (75% merino 25% angora), Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere) and Brigadoon (100% merino tweed). Shown in Earth & Sky colorway; main color is Nirvana earth. Garment shown used 16 different colors.

Total yardage for finished garment: 1075 (1215, 1435, 1725, 2060, 2450, 2885) yds. Substitute any light sport weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.

Needles & Notions: Size 5 US / 3.75 mm long straight or circular needles (with a long cable) for sweater, double-pointed (dpn) or circular needles (with a short cable) for sleeves, extra needle for 3-needle bind off; markers, holder or wasted yarn, tapestry needle, 3.75 mm crochet hook optional.

Gauge: 23 sts and 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch.

Skills used: Splicing colors and joining colors in the round (with resources linked), short rows (explained), 3-needle bind off (explained).

Pattern includes: Written instructions for all sizes, schematics, glossary.

Knit Santa Fe