I love love love the chalk-stripe sweater seen here on this unidentified girl (and also on Camille Charriere). Jared Flood’s Breton pattern is an excellent blank slate of a sweater, and a good starting point for recreating this one. The entry-level approach would be to knit it in Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Cast Iron, solid. Then go back in with a strand of Fossil or Snowbound and create the stripes with duplicate stitch. The fancier approach would be stranded knitting. You could still use the Breton pattern, divide your body stitches into equal sections and knit every Nth stitch in the white. The trick is, even if you were to knit the body and sleeves in the round, which you could easily do, the sleeve caps and upper front and back would still have to be knitted flat. Which means you’re doing your colorwork from both the right and wrong sides of the work — no big deal for lots of people. Or you could start with any basic-shaped fair isle sweater with steeks for the neck and arm openings (so the whole thing is knitted in the round and then cut open), use that for your template, and knit the stripes instead of whatever colorwork chart the pattern includes. [UPDATE: And the comments are full of lots of other great alternatives!] So many options! But this one would look chic forever.
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