Side to side sweater

grandcarriage's picture

Someone was asking about a side to side sweater. Here is a raglan one I did last winter in Plymouth Outback Mohair: A very good value~ 52" chest sweater in 4 skeins for a total cost of $45. It is very comfortable and light, not too warm, and was a very fast knit. I decided that I prefered it in reverse stockinette, although I have the same yarn in a different color and may do saddle shoulder side to side in regular stockinette, just to compare the finished results.
The decrease bands in "X's & O's" cable were knit separately and added afterwards. The collar and waist rib were added last. (I will probably take off the bottom rib and put on a rolled hem: I don't like the rib in mohair. The collar is doubled over on itself. Note how good the variegated yarn looks side to side: Kind of a rorschach test pattern. I get lots of compliments on this easy and quick sweater.

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kiwiknitter's picture

That is a beautiful shade of

That is a beautiful shade of blue and I like the variegation (not stripes). I imagine that this is not a heavy jersey; do you think one made in a heavier wool would sag?

My knitting is totally tubular!

grandcarriage's picture

The color on the image isn't

The color on the image isn't entirely correct. It's about the pale green & blue of glass with a sort of icy lavender mixed in. As per wool: Knit to gauge. Do a test swatch and test. If it sags long over time: Worst case scenario, you can always mark the excess length, zigzag on a sewing machine, and cut, then pick up stitches for your ribbing or binding.

kiwiknitter's picture

There's been some discussion

There's been some discussion recently that this style of knitting will have a greater tendency to sag and that's why I asked about it.

My knitting is totally tubular!

Bill's picture

beautiful...... . . . . . .

beautiful...... . . . . . . .
is there an on line source for Plymouth mohair...I love combining variagated moahir with other yarns...

grandcarriage's picture

I do too...although I

I do too...although I wouldn't knit this mohair double with anything else as it already is pretty bulky 3-3.5 st/in. Google Plymouth Yarn: They have a site, but I don't know if it is available online or not...