MEANDER is a cropped raglan sweater with a beautiful colorwork section at the bottom and two-colored ribbing. You only use two balls of yarn at a time and still get this intriguing multi-colored look thanks to the gradient yarn that is used.
MEANDER is worked in the round from the top down and no seaming is needed which makes it quick and fun to knit. The merino wool I chose for this pattern is nice, warm and soft and becomes even softer after washing.
I love to layer MEANDER over dresses, or wear it with high waisted skirts or jeans.
View the Ravelry pattern page here.
2XS (XS S M) (L XL 2XL) (3XL 4XL 5XL)
with bust circumference of finished garment
67 (78, 88.5, 99) (109.5, 120, 130.5) (141, 151.5, 162) cm
26.5 (30.75, 34.75, 39) (43, 47.25, 51.5) (55.5 59.75 63.75) "
Meander is intended to be worn with 3-5cm / 1-2" of positive ease around the bust.
Main color: 5 (5, 6, 6) (8, 8, 9) (10, 12, 13) skeins of Wolle Rödel Soft Merino Superwash (50g, 100m / 110yds) in color 018 (anthracite)
Contrast color: 2 (2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 3) skeins of Wolle Rödel Strumpfwolle Color Fashion Superwash (50g, 100m / 110yds) in color 020 (turquoise)
19 sts and 26 rounds = 10cm / 4" in Stockinette stitch after blocking.
Two 5mm needles (or size to obtain gauge with)
A tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in the ends, 5 stitch markers.
- knit and purl stitches
- working in the round
- working decreases
- working increases
- stranded colorwork
- Tubular Cast-On
- German Short Rows
This pattern requires advanced knitting skills. Techniques like the German Short Rows are explained in detail in the pattern, so this sweater can be a way to try them for the first time.