There is nothing quite so romantic as a road trip along the coast, with sunsets blazing in all their glory as you drive with the windows down and ocean breeze in your hair. That ocean breeze can get chilly though, so having a lightweight sweater tossed in the backseat is always a safe bet. Find your favorite speckled sock yarns to knit this unique slouchy sweater with a colorwork yoke and sleeves. Choose similar colors to fade from top to bottom, or get crazy with bright contrasting tones! you can never go wrong with a good speckle from your favorite indie dyer. this oversized sweater will quickly become your comfiest go-to summer layering piece that will transition beautifully into the fall.
Fingering weight yarn suitable for colorwork
MC: 700 (750, 800, 850, 900, 1000) yards 640 (686, 732, 777, 823, 914) meters
CC1: 250 (270, 290, 310, 330, 350) yards 229 (247, 265, 283, 302, 320) meters
CC2: 90 (100, 110, 120, 140, 160) yards 82 (91, 101, 110, 128, 146) meters
CC3: 140 (150, 160, 170, 180, 190) yards 128 (137, 146, 155, 165, 174) meters
Olann Singles Sock (100% superwash merino, single ply 400 yards/ 366 m/ 100g)
MC: Cocktail (peach speckled
CC1: Moonlit (Black/blue/green speckled)
CC2: Botticelli (teal speckled)
CC3: Meek (pale green speckled)
Main Needle: US 4 (3.5mm) circular needles for the body and sleeves
Neck/Ribbing Needle: US 2 (2.75mm) circular needles for the neckband and sleeve hem, or one size smaller than main body needle. Longer cable needle for Magic Looping or DPNs will be needed for the sleeve cuffs.
Stitch markers, stitch holders (or scrap yarn), tapestry needle
22 sts and 24 rows over 4” (10 cm) in stockinette on larger needles, after washing and blocking.