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Spontaneous Striping

Some of you may remember the start of this sweater – from a year ago. An Instagram friend was selling a bag of Quince & Co Finch, so I thought I’d grab it to give the yarn a try. I thought maybe I’d make a striped cowl or something because I wasn’t sure how much was in the bag. Once I got it and weighed it, I realized there was almost 1,700 yards! So I decided to make a top down raglan, adding in stripes randomly. I started it last spring, set it aside for more “springy” projects, and picked it back up again a few weeks ago in an effort to get to the bottom of my WIP basket.

I just adore the way this came out! It ended up with about 3 inches of positive ease, which is exactly how I envisioned this being – a nice, oversized, lightweight pullover. I decided against waist shaping for this reason, and I’m glad I did. It fits well, and will be the perfect thing to throw on over a tank top or dress this summer when the evenings get chilly. This is the first time I’ve ever made a pullover with fingering weight yarn and I really love the result. It took forever, but I do think I’d like to add some more fingering weight sweaters to my wardrobe. Any pattern suggestions?


I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to use this yarn at a very discounted price. It’s sometimes hard to know what to expect from a yarn when you can’t touch it in person beforehand. I will absolutely buy this yarn again. It’s springy and soft, and the colors are so rich. I had a hard time picking a favorite color out of all the ones I used, but I think the deep blue (second from the bottom) and the grey (right about the blue) are topping the list. I could also see a sweater out of that rose pink fitting into my wardrobe.

  Over the next few weeks, I plan on finishing up a Morning Mist top I started a few weeks ago,  starting a pair of Ivy Trellis socks, and engrossing myself in a really fun and exciting project that my friend Christina and I are working on. I am so excited to share it with you in the next few months!

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12 thoughts on “Spontaneous Striping

  1. It looks so great! I’ve hesitated buying their yarn too because I haven’t felt it myself but I want to try it. I also don’t know if I could tolerate a fingering weight sweater, what size needles did you use?

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  2. It turned out great! And must have felt amazing to finish. I know you’ve had your eye on Benton; perhaps more stripes in fingering are in your future. 🙂

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  3. I’ve seen little teasers of this sweater on your IG feed and thought it was commercial! I love it – well done friend. Your colour choices and stripping worked perfectly. The fit is perfect. Beautiful!!

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  4. It’s beautiful! Love how it turned out, and I’m with you on fingering weight sweaters- they are so easy to wear, I think it makes up for the longer knitting time. If you are considering other fingering weight sweaters, I’d recommend Folded, Firefly July, or Ravello or Seashore?

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