. . . stripes with a twist . . .

I like stripes, that must be obvious now, I guess. And I like playing around with stripes …swirl pull 2

Stripes with a twist is a pullover that features a buttoned turtle neck, stripes, extra long sleeves with thumb holes and a playful (easy) stitch pattern that makes the stripes go dancing. (based on the golfjes- a skirt)

swirl pull 6

It is worked top-down, seamlessly in the round with a contiguous sleeve inset developed by Susie Myers.


What you’ll need
MC (main color): ± 600, 700, 800, 900 1000, 1100, 1200m (660, 770, 880, 990, 1100, 1200, 1300 yards) of DK / 8 ply

CC (contrasting color): ± 340, 400, 450, 500, 550, 600, 650m (380, 440, 500, 550, 600, 660, 710 yards) of DK / 8 ply

4 mm (US 6) circular needle
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle
crochet hook for the provisional cast-on

2 different kinds of markers
– 2 or 3 markers to mark the stitch
– 4 markers to mark the sleevecap

5 buttons (diameter: 1.5 to 2 cm
(0.5 to 0.75”)

20 sts and 30 rows stockinette stitch with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

See more color combinations and examples from my testers here

I also made a matching hat with the same dancing stripes

muts 1 kleiner


muts kleiner

Hat with a twist is a slouchy hat that accompanies the stripes with a twist pullover. It features the same stripes and playful (easy) pattern that makes the stripes go dancing. A large pompom finishes the hat. (Instructions for making a pompom included)
To easily adjust the length of the hat, it is worked top-down, seamlessly in the round.

available for size: KIDS, S, M, L (head circumference: 48-53 / 51-56 / 54-59 / 57-64 cm (19-21 / 20-22 / 22-23.25 / 23.25-25”)

finished measurements: 44 / 47.5 / 50 / 54 cm (17.25 / 18.5 / 19.5 / 21.25”

Check it out here


Get pullover and hat together for 7.20 Euro. (Put both patterns in the basket and the promotion will show before checkout)


2 thoughts on “. . . stripes with a twist . . .

  1. I have just discovered your designs – they are all beautiful and amazing! I downloaded the stripes-with-a-twist pattern for the jumper from Ravelry and can’t wait to knit it. I really love the yarn/colour(s) used in the example which starts with red/orange at the bottom and ends with the pale turquoise at the top. I would be extremely grateful if you could let me know what that yarn and multicolour might be. Many thanks – and I’ll be following all your designs now. I also would like to say that your pattern is beautifully written and illustrated.

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