Knitwear Design

Matching Stripes

  • February 27, 2024

Stripe Perfection

When knitting sweaters, making sure the stripes on the sleeves and body align perfectly is a real challenge. It all comes down to the type of sleeves you're working with. For raglan and set-in sleeves, the key is to match those stripes with the underarm bind off.

It's like cracking a code that gives your sweater that polished, put-together look. The attention to detail can make or break your design.

Align the stripes at the underarm shaping

Raglan Sleeves

Set-in Sleeves

Drop Shoulder or Square Armhole
Drop Shoulder or Square Armhole

Consider the drop shoulder or square armhole style: At first glance, the stripes seem to align. However, the catch is, if the model's shoulders are wider or narrower, the placement of those stripes against the body changes.
    • Lynne Y
    • February 29, 2024

    Thank you! Very helpful!

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