Drunken Argyle

When designer Holli Yeoh came up with the first Drunken Argyle (see Knitty), a man’s crazy argyle vest knitted in fine-gauge wool, I was in love. Thankfully Holli was glad to oblige the other half of the population, and take on the sheepless challenge at the same time.

This sweater takes everything in the original design, twists it up, and tops it off with pink ribbon, metaphorically speaking. The yarn is a soft, stretchy handpainted cotton/elite blend. (Have any left after this sweater’s done? Knit yourself some killer socks.) Holli’s given us girls a little shimer with our argyle, too. Rock.

– Amy Singer, author

Published in No Sheep for You


Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
Yardage: 2170 - 3740 yards (1984 - 3420 m)


2.25 & 2.75 mm (US 1 & 2)


29 sts and 41 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Size/Finished Measurements

Finished bust: 34 (38, 42, 46)” / 86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117) cm


Basic knitting skills, increases/decreases, working intarsia from chart, short rows, knit-on edging, picking up stitches, seaming, knowledge of basic sweater construction, three needle bind off, knitting in the round.