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Free instructions: Knit sweater with stripes yourself

The summery colors make this sweater with stripes a real eye-catcher
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  1. Rainbow colors
  2. Material:
  3. Knitting pattern for a sweater with stripes

Rainbow colors

This pullover with colorful stripes instantly radiates a good mood. Just follow our knitting instructions and the part will soon be hanging in your closet.

The data for the individual sizes are from the smallest to the largest size in succession, each separated by slashes. If there is only one specification, this applies to all sizes.

The abbreviations at a glance:

  • right: right
  • Left: Left
  • Round: round
  • str .: knit
  • MS: pattern set
  • M .: mesh
  • Nd: needle
  • initially: increase
  • U .: envelope
  • bind off: bind off
  • LL .: run length
  • continued: continuous
  • R .: row
  • initially: increase
  • Rdm .: edge stitch
  • decrease: decrease
  • over / under: cover
  • Connection: stop
  • knl .: ball
  • N .: Needle
  • U: envelope
  • Lm .: air mesh


  • SchachenmayrLetizia (70% cotton, 17% polyamide, 13% viscose, running length approx. 115 m / 50 g), 500/550/600/650/700 g in junglecolorFb 00082
  • From Milward Knitting Needles 4 and 5
  • 40 cm long circular needle 4.


Knit 1 st on the right, 1 st on the left side alternately.


The M number is divisible by 8 + 3 + 2 randm. 1st row: edge st, 3 sts left, * 5 sts right, 3 sts left, repeat from *, edge sts. 2nd to 4th R: The sts as they appear. 5th row: edge st, 3 sts right, * 5 sts left, 3 sts right, repeat from *, edge sts. 6th through 10th R: The M strives as they appear. Repeat 1st through 10th Rs.

Knitting tension:

With needles 5 in the basic pattern: 20 M and 30 R = 10 cm x 10 cm.

Knitting pattern for a sweater with stripes


Cast on 85/93/101/109/117 sts with needles 4 and knit 5 cm in pattern patternstr. Continue working with needles 5 in the basic pattern. At a height of 38.5 cm, after 100 rows from cuffs, bind off 1x2 / 3/4/5/6 sts for both armholes on both sides, then cast off on both sides in each 4th row for Raglan bevels R 3x / 3x / 4x / 4x / 1x 1 M and in every 2nd R 21x / 24x / 25x / 28x34x 1 st. To do so, work on the Randm 1 cover (1 st on the right side, 1 st on the right side and pull off the lifted sts); Work 3 sts before the end of row, then knit 2 sts to the right, edge st. Then cast off the remaining 33/33/35/35/35 sts for the neckline = approx. 57/59/61/63/63 cm overall height.


Work like the back piece, but in 52.5 / 54.5 / 56.5 / 58.5 / 58.5 cm height for the neckline straight off the middle 9/9/11/11/11 sts, both sides in each one 2. Bind off R 3 times 2 sts and 3 times 1 st. When piece measures 57/59/61/63/63 cm, cast off the remaining 3 sts after the last raglan.


Cast on 45/45/45/53/53 sts with needles 4 and knit 5 cm in rib pattern. Then work with needles 5 in the basic pattern. For the sleeve slants on both sides for size XS in each 12th R 10x 1 M, for size S in every 10th R 5x 1 M and in each 8th R 9x 1 M, for size M and for size L in each 8th R 10x 1 sts and in every 6th sts 7x 1 sts, for size XL in every 6th sts inc 21x 1 st = 65/73/79/87/95 sts. At 48, 5 cm height, after 130 sts from cuffs, the armholes and the raglan bevels on both sides as described for the back part str. Then cast off the remaining 13 sts for the neckline = approx. 67/69/71/73/73 cm total height. Knitt the second sleeve as well.


Stretch the parts and allow to dry under damp cloths. First close the raglan seams, then the sleeve and side seams. Pick up approx. 100/100/104/104/104 sts from the neckline with the circular knitting needles and make 2.5 cms in the pattern patternstr. Then cast off the sts.

The complete knitting instructions for the sweater can be downloaded here.