Aaron and I have been massively hooked on Top Gear as of late, and watching as many episodes as Netflix has available on demand.  In the episode with the race between a Bugatti Veyron and a Eurofighter Typhoon, there is an audience shot where a gal in a *gorgeous* lime green sweater is standing directly behind the host.  I really want one of these sweaters, and it doesn’t look impossible to make.

Since all of the clips I reviewed on YouTube left this audience portion out, I queued it up on our Xbox and took a picture of my TV screen with my point and shoot camera.  Not the most technically advanced way to do it, but I’m not sure if the image would have been much better for my purposes if I had done a regular screen shot *if* I could have found the video.

It is named “Green with Envy” because that appropriately describes the color I was when I first saw the sweater on Top Gear.

Comparison of original sweater to my interpretation of it

I deliberately did not list a specific yarn to use for this pattern because it is flexible enough to handle most sport weight yarns.

Since this is the first formal pattern I have written, I would love feedback on it.  Just use the contact form.  Usually any patterns I share with friends have been scribbled on the back of a napkin, and some don’t make it out of my notebook.

I am definitely inspired to format some of my other patterns for distribution. Enjoy! 

GreenWithEnvyShrug_v1p1

Version 1.1: Pattern updated 10/24/21. Clarified directions and provided more explicit measurements, including amount of yarn needed. Simplified directions to size large, and added re-sizing information in italics at end of each step. Many thanks to Ruby and Diana for their editing and suggestions.

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