KNITTING PATTERN: the mystery cardigan

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THE MYSTERY CARDIGAN

This sweater took so fucking long to make. I must have frogged this ten times. And not an easy knit a couple rows then pull it apart. Like I would knit half of a sweater and then pull it apart. Pretty funny, since the final result is such a simple design.

This is a great stashbuster knitting project. It’s a straight fit, with a color statement in the back. I created a color palette with my stash and blended them into a mirrored rainbow. The purl side is equally beautiful as the knit side, which shows more of the color blending. I love how it turned into an abstract, patchwork style design. Please see below for a description of this colorwork technique.

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MIRROR COLORWORK TECHNIQUE

  • Create a color palatte of scrap yarns
  • Divide all yarn balls in half and combine in sets of two
  • Organize the colors you want in the middle versus outside layers
  • Knit stripes of each color, switching colors and blending as you go

Please note – the amount of yarn needed will vary wildly per sweater. I tripled DK yarn to create a chunky weight, but you could easily use doubled worsted weight yarn, or a single thread of bulky yarn.

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