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Trimmings (as originally published) is a flexible pattern with many possibilities. The kicky stripes make the perfect edging on a simple, trim silhouette, and the sweater can be knit with either of two sleeve options, paired with either of two necklines, combined with either of two hem heights. We've given you two choices: A cowl neckline with 3/4 sleeves, narrow hem, and a mid-hip length; a turtleneck with long sleeves, a wider hem, and a low-hip length.
The contrasting color in the stripes will use only a small amount of yarn, and is a grea a fun chance to use up handspun, a favorite sock yarn, or just some of those brightly-colored bits of awesomeness you have floating about. The sweater will work in any weight yarn from fingering through bulky, though please note that the heavier the yarn, the thicker the neckline will feel.
Trimmings will work well in any construction, silhouette, fit and length choices. It's shown in an average length and hourglass silhouette, on a set-in sleeve construction.
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I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light for this sample: 50% Super Fine Alpaca; 50% Peruvian Wool, 144 yds/133 m per 50 g hank. Cowl shown in 4285 (MC) and 4294 (CC); turtleneck shown in 4275 (MC) and 4277 (CC).
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 sweater, you'll need approximately 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) hanks of MC and 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) hanks CC in the original yarn.
For other yarns, CustomFit will give you a yardage estimate before you finalize a custom pattern, but you can also use Hannah Fettig's Stashbot app or pamphlet to estimate yarn requirements when purchasing yarn.