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Color Block Strathcona Sweater

Posted on 03.23.2020

By Anna Nozaki

We love all the patterns by Good Night Day, which are often written for chunky or super bulky yarn. The Strathcona Sweater is one of all time favorites. We've knit it in many different yarns to create totally different looks (like Woolfolk Hygge, Malabrigo Rasta, Spud & Chloe Outer, and Loopy Mango Merino No. 5).

To make the color block version like we did, here's what you'll need:

Yarn: Loopy Mango Merino No. 5

  • 1 skein Spicy Hot Pink
  • 1 skein Mustard
  • 1 skein Army Green
  • 2 skeins Black (we used just a little of the second skein)
  • 1 skein Polar Bear

Needles & Tools

  • US 13 (9 mm) circular needles, 16-inch length
  • US 15 (10 mm) circular needles, 24-inch length
  • US 19 (15 mm) circular needles, 24-inch length
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn
  • Measuring tape
  • Row counter (optional)
  • Strathcona Pattern by Good Night Day (purchase on Ravelry)

These notes are for how we did the color blocking sequence to make a size S/M, which will make sense when done with the pattern.

Neck & Body:

  • Spicy Hot Pink: Cast-on, ribbing, and 8 rows of body
  • Mustard: 10 rows
  • Green: 2 rows, then divide for sleeves
  • Green: 8 more rows for body
  • Do sleeves now (optional)
  • Black: 9 rows
  • Black: Rib


  • Army Green: 3 rows
  • Polar Bear: 5 rows
  • Black: 5 rows
  • Polar Bear: 5 rows
  • Black: 5 rows
  • Polar Bear: 5 rows
  • Black: Ribbing
  • After both sleeves back to body