I’d like to introduce my latest sweater pattern - Shady Side.
Shady Side is a sweater love song to indie dyed yarn. This chic, casual fitting striped pullover is knit with fingering weight yarn and features subtle stripes created by holding mohair lace double with the main yarn. Use your favorite indie dyed sock yarn, paired with decadent mohair silk lace.
Lightweight, but with a touch of mohair coziness, Shady Side is a traditional raglan sweater, knit from the top down. Details like a folded crewneck collar and split hem add stylish notes to this casual classic wardrobe staple. The sweater has an intended positive ease of 6-8” at the bust for a relaxed fit, so choose a size that is approximately 6-8” larger than your natural bust size.
Shady Side is cast on at the neck and is shaped with flat rows before joining your work in the round.
The raglan seams include a center purl stitch that is seamed shut when finishing the sweater. This will strengthen the seams and help your sweater to hold its shape for many years of washing and wearing.
After splitting, the body and sleeves are each knit to the desired length. The sleeves are finished with 1x1 rib cuffs and the body is finished with a split hem that is longer in the back.
To finish the sweater, you will mattress stitch the raglan seams shut and knit the folded collar.
Stitches are picked up along the neck opening, and a ribbed collar is knit, folded over, and sewn down on the wrong side.
I designed Shady Side using Once Upon A Corgi’s “Marie Cutie” base in the Rose Gold colorway. This blend of superwash Corriedale and nylon (75% / 25%) is a sweater knitter’s dream. The yarn gets increased strength and durability from the longer staple length of the Corriedale sheep. It has a soft hand while knitting and softens up even more with a wet blocking. For the sweater’s stripes, I used the “Fig Lace” base in the Warm & Cozy colorway, also from Once Upon A Corgi. This a delicate blend of kid mohair and silk (70% / 30%) adds that feeling of “wearing a hug” to any garment. Possible modifications to make this sweater yours:
Increase or decrease width of the mohair stripes, being mindful of how this will affect your yarn quantities.
Change the split hem to a traditional hem or knit a cropped body and pair it with extra long split hems.
Modify the sleeve length to suit your style - short sleeve, three quarter and bracelet length would each work with Shady Side.
Knitting in the round, mattress stitch, picking up stitches
Intended to be worn with 6-8” positive ease.
Select a size 6-8” larger than your bust circumference;
measurements below are for the finished garment.
36 (40, 44, 48) 52, 56, 60”
Once Upon A Corgi ‘Marie Cutie’
(75% SW Corriedale, 25% Nylon, 443 yds per 100g)
Shown in colorway ‘Rose Gold,’ 3 (3, 4, 4) 4, 4, 5 skeins or
1130 (1300, 1500, 1660) 1750, 1870, 2020 yds of a similar
fingering weight yarn
Once Upon A Corgi ‘Fig Lace’
(70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk, 460 yds per 100g)
Shown in colorway ‘Warm & Cozy,’ 1 (1,1,1) 1, 2, 2 skeins or
400 (380, 400, 420) 460, 480, 500 yds of a similar lace weight
• US 5/3.75mm 16” circular needle (neckline), 24” circular
(body), 40” circular for magic loop or DPN’s (sleeves)
• US 3/3.25mm 32” circular needle or DPN’s (hem and cuff
ribbing) and 16” circular or DPN’s for three smallest sizes
Waste yarn, removable stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking
Using US 5/3.75mm needle, 23 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10 cm
in stockinette stitch, in the round, after blocking
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