Can anyone identify this knitting stitch pattern?
March 10, 2014 12:59 PM   Subscribe

I saw a lightweight, open stitch sweater I'd like to reverse engineer/recreate, but I can't identify the stitch pattern. Help?

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Bonus Question: anyone happen to know of a pattern for a boxy pullover with raglan sleeves, a wide crewneck/almost a boatneck, and a high-low hemline? :D
posted by lilnublet to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Pretty! I would post the pictures on the Ravelry message boards, they are real vikings at identifying mystery stitch patterns. I will give you fair warning that many commercial knits are brioche stitches which are trivial to produce on a machine but can be very difficult by hand. (Determining if this particular stitch is brioche is beyond my abilities).

I'm a big fan of Quince and Co's Agnes pattern (Ravelry link). It's a boxy pullover with raglan sleeves and a wide crewneck. You'd have to invent the high-low hem yourself, but it's knit from the top down so that would be pretty easy.
posted by telegraph at 1:04 PM on March 10, 2014

Re your bonus question, that sounds like a top-down raglan. I'm not exactly sure how you'd get a high-low hemline (decreases? short rows? some kind of elaborate bind-off?), but assuming you can engineer that part, any top-down raglan pattern should do the trick.
posted by Sara C. at 1:07 PM on March 10, 2014

Best answer: It's honeycomb brioche. Knit with bigger-than-usual needles for a given yarn for that kind of lofty effect where you see the underlying stitches.
posted by peachfuzz at 1:09 PM on March 10, 2014 [3 favorites]

It looks very close to the Dropped Stitch Scrunch.
posted by jacquilynne at 1:10 PM on March 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

On preview: brioche is definitely doable! Practice on a small swatch (like fewer than 20 sts wide) so you get a feel for the structure before tackling something with increases and decreases, which to me are the least intuitive parts of brioche knitting. When you get to that point, Nancy Marchant's brioche stitch site is a super-helpful resource.
posted by peachfuzz at 1:12 PM on March 10, 2014 [2 favorites]

It looks like it's a variation of this stitch? With double the yarn or something. I think that's two separate strands of orange and cream and not a single variegated yarn.
posted by royalsong at 1:13 PM on March 10, 2014

By "boxy" do you mean the stitch pattern, or do you mean the overall shape of the garment?

If the latter, then Breakwater may be a good option for a boxy pullover with raglan sleeves.

Depending on the yarn you choose, it doesn't necessarily have to be that form fitting (the one I made is definitely looser, but still flattering). The benefit to this particular pattern is it's very simple, so making it longer is incredibly easily. It's just knit all around until it as you want.
posted by zizzle at 1:15 PM on March 10, 2014

I just ran across Lila, which is a pullover with raglan sleeves, a wide neck, and a high-low hemline. It calls for worsted weight yarn on 6 and 7 needles, but you could try using fingering or sportweight yarn on the same size and see if that gets you the fabric you want. (And then measure your gauge and adjust stitch counts accordingly. Whee!)
posted by clavicle at 12:36 PM on March 13, 2014

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