Hipster Stripe

Hipster front


Hipster Stripe is a graphic cardigan that features skinny black and white stripes and a deep, flattering neckline. Its elbow-length sleeves make it a great spring or summer cover-up. Perfect over a bright shirt!

The sweater is knit from the top down. Since the only finishing is picking up the front bands and none of the shaping is done simultaneously, this sweater would be appropriate for an adventurous beginner.

SIZES: XS (S, M, L / 1X, 2X, 3X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 28 (32, 36, 40 / 44, 48, 52) inches, or 71 (81, 91.5, 101.5 / 112, 122, 132) cm. NOTE: This sweater is designed to be worn with negative ease. Sample shown is size M, modeled with two inches of negative ease. For a similar look, choose a size that’s smaller than your actual bust measurement. 

YARN: Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% merino; 110 yds/101 m per 50g skein): 3 (4, 4, 5 / 5, 6, 6) skeins in Black for Main Color & 3 (3, 3, 4 / 4, 4, 5) skeins in White for Contrasting Color

NEEDLES: US #6 [4.0 mm] and US #7 [4.5 mm] circular needles, 32 inches or longer.

1 set each US #6 [4.0 mm] and #7 [4.5 mm] double-pointed needles (or preferred type of needles for working sleeves in the round).

NOTIONS: 4 stitch markers, waste yarn, yarn needle, 2 hook-and-eye closures (size 3), black thread, sharp sewing needle.

GAUGE: 18 sts/26 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles.

SKILLS NEEDED: Basic increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches.

Hipster Stripe is available through the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program here: Hipster Stripe

This pattern may also be purchased for $5.99 through my Ravelry store or by clicking the “Buy Now” button below (you do not have to have a Ravelry account to purchase). The .pdf patterns will be automatically stored in your Ravelry library or emailed to you.

Click the pictures below to enlarge.

Hipster raglan detailHipster backHipster front 2Hipster side