Almost Argyle Sweater by Arenda Holladay

Almost Argyle Sweater

November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1540 - 1760 yards (1408 - 1609 m)
12–18 mos (2–4 yrs, 6–8 yrs, 10–12 yrs)
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The pattern for this sweater accompanies the Stitch Anatomy article on intarsia. I wanted a simple geometric design that would allow the knitter to practice the technique with less frustration so I settled on small diamonds. Add crosshatching and you have an argyle.

Since this is a design for children, I wanted to use bright colors; but after looking at the 120 colors available in Universal Deluxe Worsted, I decided to do an additional colorway. I’m not sure which one I like best. I like using sticky worsted wool for intarsia designs as I’m too paranoid to machine wash intarsia no matter how careful I weave in all of those ends, but for knitters braver than I, Universal has a Deluxe Worsted Superwash as well, in 72 colors.