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Zinger is a perfect summer cardigan with layer-friendly lines and fun stripes. It features a simple double-stripe pattern on the body, and contrasting-color edges on the sleeves and button band - all within a flattering deep-V, short-sleeve silhouette. Zinger is worked with hourglass waist shaping and broken 1x1 rib trims; I worked the neck shaping to be fully-fashioned, but you can work yours however you would like.
Zinger features short sleeves and your long-sweater-length by default, but you can change both of those before creating your pattern if you would like to do so.
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This sample was worked in the stunning, drapey, gorgeously-soft Indigodragonfly Chameleon Sock, which has quickly become one of my most favorite sweater yarns. I used the colors "Who Doesn't Love a Kangaroo?" (orange) and "Tina Turner wants her wig back" (blue), both special-edition colorways I fell in love with at the 2016 make. wear. love. west retreat - but the fun of this design is putting your own individual color stamp on the stripes.
I liked the Chameleon at a relatively firm gauge of 7.5 stitches and 10 rows to the inch. Zinger will look good in a variety of yarn weights, but if you'd like to preserve the proportion of the stripes vs. body, I recommend a fingering or sport weight for this sweater. To make a standard-size 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)’’ / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm short-sleeve sweater, you'll need approximately 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) hanks of Chameleon, total.
The buttons I used for this sample are glass, from the talented artisans at Moving Mud, one of my must-see stops at each year's New York Sheep and Wool festival.