These stripes are biased! They believe color should dance diagonally from row to row across knit fabric, with strong contrast or bold blends. There are two takes on the same garment in this pattern, as well as mini-tutorials on the shape and striping. Stash Dive plays with color and texture while Optical Blend explores what the eye sees when mixing color. Which “Take” will you try?

Both Takes are given in two sizes. The necklines in Stash Dive are both 28˝ [71 cm], while the necklines for Optical Blend are 26˝ [66 cm]. In both Takes, the smaller size has a bottom circumference of 52˝ [132 cm] while that of the larger size is 56˝ [142 cm]. 

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Stash Dive

  • Stash Dive black and cream
  • Stash Dive original blues
  • Stash Dive original blues back
  • Stash Dive, yellow stripe
  • Stash Dive, yellow stripe side
  • Stash Dive yellow triangle`

Optical Blend

  • Optical Blend front
  • Optical Blend Back
  • Optical Blend side

Measurements

Stash Dive

Width 12 (14)˝ [ 30.5 (35.5) cm] 

Circumferences after seaming
Neck: 28˝ [71 cm]
Bottom: 52 (56)˝ [132 (142) cm] 

Optical Blend

Width: 13¼ (15)˝ [ 33.5 (38) cm] 

Circumferences after seaming 
Neck: 25¾ (26)˝ [65.5 (66) cm]
Bottom: 52¼ (56)˝ [132.5 (142) cm] 

Materials

Stash Dive

  • #6 weight 130 (170) yds [119 (156) m] each thick and thin A and chenille
  • US 10½ [6.5 mm] 24˝ [60 cm] circular needle or size needed to get gauge 
  • stitch markers 
  • yarn or tapestry needle 

Optical Blend

  • #5 bulky wt yarn, 196 (250) yds [179 (229) m] each smooth multicolor A and brushed alpaca blend B
  • US 10½ [6.5 mm] 24˝ [60 cm] circular needle or size needed to get gauge
  • stitch markers 
  • yarn or tapestry needle