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  • This sweater is amazing – all I can say is WOW! Seeing folks with this level of creativity that works is amazing! I can execute all day long but wouldn’t know where to begin to get this magnificence! Love, love, love this sweater and congrats to the amazing Jill for her creativity and you and Ann for posing this challenge!

  • Whoooooaaaaaa. Fabulous. I think the most I’d have the guts to do is to use a gradient yarn for the yoke pattern.

  • Just….WOW!

  • Fraternal sleeves is such a great concept. Beautiful sweater.

    • My sentiment exactly. I love that description.

  • Beautiful! any other thoughts for yarn subs for fuzzy lopi? I love Hoosic’s gradient,

  • The sweater as art. Fabulous. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Mary Jane-if you are reading this: would you please consider designing a few additional Stopover yoke patterns? I’ve made 3 so far and would make more if they varied. Maybe the Stopoff, Stoponby, StopinthenameofLove etc?:)
    Thank you for a pattern that is enjoyable ad quick!

    • Great suggestions!

    • There is a “secret” plan…you must have ESP!

      • Mary Jane! This is wonderful news! I mean a wonderful premonition that Di had!

        Stop in the Name of Love is so funny, Di. It must happen.

  • Beautiful. Love the fraternal sleeves. So creative.

  • This sweater put a big smile on my face. So lightly and charmingly balanced! And I love that there is a yarn color called “Luciferase.” It’s got to be the sulphurous one, yes? 🙂

    • Yes! It is actually the enzyme that makes fireflies glow & other bioluminesing creatures 🙂

      • Quinn, meet Jill. Jill, meet Quinn. You can nerd out on stuff like this together now.

        • Any friend of bioluminescence is a friend of mine 🙂

        • Luciferase!! I love it. How about a little GFP.

  • So. Much. Fun!

  • I like the use of contrasting colors in the pattern and the unexpected blue color that dominates the yoke colors. Not sure if I would make this but it looks fun to execute.
    Another yarns that might work for this is Manos Maxima – no mohair but it has the same yarn construction.

  • I’m in LOVE!!!!

  • I am in awe, and in love.

  • Just wow. And that is SO JILL. Love it and love her yarn.
    ps now my Stopover looks a little…staid.

    • Thanks Gale! Time to make Stopover #2, I’ll help you make yours crazypants too 😉

      • Staid Stopover Syndrome–don’t let it claim another victim.

  • Delicious in aubergine …..using simplicity & complexity in construction. Masterful!

  • This is fantastic! For me it’s like the visual equivalent of a really great remix of a song I already loved. So inspiring.

    Jill, if you’re reading the comments and don’t mind my asking, I am curious about gauge — Hoosic and Rifton are finer yarns than Léttlopi… Did you knit the sweater at a smaller gauge, or hold the yarns double, or what?

    P.S. Pedant note for MDK: the first link to Rifton’s rav page actually goes to Hoosic’s

    • Thanks for the catch, Julia, I went under the hood and fixed it.

    • I’m trying to & don’t at all, that’s why I’m checking in 🙂 I got gauge with single strands, Rifton on its own wouldn’t have a enough body but the mohair really fluffs up & fills in so that’s why it’s the main & Rifton is the accent. Thanks for the kind words!

  • I’m loving all this, especially the little stray stitch patterning at the top of the right sleeve. An artist, showing us how it’s done. Also, the Matisse quote. Geniuses all over the place around here.

  • What a treat to see and read about yet another masterpiece!

  • When your French Mustard Chunky Chenille arrives you will be glad that not everyone has fallen under the KonMari spell. Good luck with the Big Flower.

  • Beautiful sweater! Looking forward to your coming adventure.

  • Cool! This reminds me a bit of Kristin Nicholas’ patterns that burst with color, which I love.

  • So beautiful!! Thank you, Jill, for the recipe. Thank you, Kay, for highlighting such a talented artist (p.s. j’adore your french heh, heh).

  • SO much fun and purely delicious. I want to knit a Stopover all over again. And I’m reminded that I finished my Stopover on March 21 but never posted on Instagram. Whoops! Maybe tomorrow.

  • Everything that’s been said! Creative genius.

  • This is all beyond me, but I’d love to make this sweater. What about a kit?

    • Let’s make sure Jill sees this comment!

  • Jill Draper. Enough said. I want a kit!

  • Freaking beautiful!

  • Unbelievable! Never seen such a beautiful sweater. Such a talented woman❤

  • WOW !!!

  • Love this and all the colors. ❤️