My friend Theresa VanderMeer runs an organization called The Lotus Odyssey that exports fair-trade products from different eco/people-friendly groups in India. She is starting a foundation called WORK+SHELTER that will offer women living in the slums of New Delhi a fresh start. Theresa is working to give these women decent living conditions and a chance to build a better future. WORK+SHELTER will be a safe place where women can come with their children to live and work. She will be providing training, materials, and a fair wage, and members of WORK+SHELTER will be producing products to be sold in boutiques around the world.

Two Sweaters in One Pattern!

Theresa asked me to design garments and accessories that will be hand knit by the women living and working at WORK+SHELTER. These sweaters are two of those items! By purchasing this pattern you are helping this amazing cause. Read more about this project here, donate by emailing Theresa, and when someone compliments you on your beautiful new sweater, be sure to tell them about WORK+SHELTER.



Finished Size 36 (41, 46, 51) bust circumference. Sweaters shown in size 36.



Winter Sweater Yarn Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. 110yds/50g: White, 8 (10, 13, 15) skeins.

Summer Sweater Yarn Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, 75% Pima Cotton, 25% Arcylic. 109yds/50g: Ivory, 6 (7, 9, 10) skeins.

The Beautiful Striped Shoulder: Winter Sweater

Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm) 24” and 16” circulars, or size to obtain gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle.

See-Through Back! Bra Straps! Tank! GAH!


18 sts and 20 rows – 4” in St st.

WORK+SHELTER Lace Striped Sweaters pattern is $6

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