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!


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?


  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. 🙂


  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!!


  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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