Knit A Colourful Sweater Preview: March 4, 2023

Blonde modeal wearing multicoloured knitted sweater with dark blue jeans in a garden next to red flowers

We have a colourful sweater for you this week.

Difficulty: Intermediate

How To Knit A Colourful Sweater

Close up of knitting pattern on a multicoloured striped sweater

Photography by Eve Conroy.

Our sweater features an eyelet pattern front and back to add texture and interest.

Instructions come in six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins). Actual size is approx. 15/10 cm (6/4 ins) bigger to give a comfortable fit.

The yarn used is Rico Creative Chic-Unique in the shade Bubblegum (004). This unique yarn comes in 200-g yarn cakes and will look different every time.

Each strand of Chic-Unique consists of two entwined shades that shift at different points, giving you amazing colour overlap and an inspiring shade texture that means no two garments look exactly the same.

You can view the range of shades available and order direct from

We have graded this as an intermediate design. You work the eyelet pattern over four rows using the usual lace stitches. If you have never used them before, we would recommend you work a few practice rows first.

Shaping has been kept to a minimum and is quite straightforward.

If you want to stand out from the crowd, this is the perfect choice.

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Cover of The People's Friend issue 4th March with illustration of Ditchling street

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Find the full instructions for how to knit a colourful sweater in our March 4, 2023 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents. Or subscribe to the magazine to get every issue delivered straight to your door, making sure you never miss an issue. 

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!