Step 1: Stash Up!
Pick up the following colours of Palette:
Sky (4 balls).
Masala (2 balls)
Cream (2 balls)
Black (1 ball)
Grass (1 ball)
Orange (1 ball)
Bison (1 ball)
Blossom Heather (1 ball)
Originally, I had to custom dye some white yarn to get the bright green for the pipes. Luckily, it looks like KnitPicks now offers a green that would be perfect, so also get:
Limeade Heather (1 ball)
Step 2: Dye Yarn (optional)
To dye yarn, start with a light colour such as cream or white, and wind it into a skein around your arm (or around a niddy noddy, if you happen to have one). Tie it off in four places to prevent tangling, then soak the yarn for at least 15 minutes in a bowl or pot. Check out this video for more info on how to tie your skein of yarn.
If dying using acid dyes, follow the instructions that came with the dye. You'll need to add citric acid or vinegar to set the dye.
If dying using Kool Aid, dissolve some Kool Aid into a pot of water (the amount of Kool Aid you use will determine how saturated the colour will be), immerse the yarn, and heat until the water is clear (about half an hour).
Step 3: Print the Knitting Charts
You'll need a printer and 12 sheets of letter-size paper for this step.
Print both the PlainChart-Front.pdf and PlainChart-Back.pdf knitting charts if you’ll be using your own knitting pattern for the size and shaping.
Or print the ShapedChart-Front.pdf and ShapedChart-Back.pdf knitting charts if you’re knitting one in the size shown here. These charts will give you guidelines for shaping the armholes and neckline.
Step 4: Trim the Pages of the Knitting Charts
Starting with page 2 of any of the charts, use an exacto knife to cut along the markings closest to the long edge of the left side of the paper as shown. Repeat with the remaining pages (leave page 1 intact).
Step 5: Assemble the Knitting Charts
Make the other two rows of your knitting chart the same way, with pages 3 and 4, and then with pages 5 and 6.
Attach the rows to one another in the same manner: cut along the markings on the top edge of row 2, then align and attach it to row 1. Repeat for row 3.
Step 6: Knit and Enjoy!
If using the plain knitting chart, find a sweater pattern you want to use. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEss12/index.php has lots of great, free patterns you could try.