Side to side sweater

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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Bill's picture

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 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...

kiwiknitter's picture

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!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

grandcarriage's picture

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 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!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly