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Heathery Duo

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When Just a sweater isn't enough, try adding a knitted skirt for head-to-toe comfort. Mari Lynn Patrick has used a heather yarn in natural sheep's brown for a simple pullover and a graceful knitted lace skirt to pair with it. The sweater and skirt yoke are worked in a slip-stitch, double-knit technique, which gives the fabric a little extra body. A drawstring around the V-neckline adds a simple decorative detail to the pullover; the drawstring around the skirt's shaped waist ensures a snug fit.
Finished Size: Skirt: 39 (41)" (99 [104] cm) hip circumference, measured at beg of hip yoke (about 6" [15 cm] below top of finished waistband) and 32" (81.5 cm) long. Skirt shown measures 41" (104 cm). Sweater: 36 (40, 45, 50)" (91.5 [101.5, 114.5, 127] cm) chest/bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 36" (91.5 cm).
Yarn: Cascade 220 (100% wool; 220 yd [201 m]/100 g): #8012 light brown heather, 7 (7) balls for skirt; 5 (6, 6, 7) balls for sweater.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: Skirt: 21 sts and 33 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in double-knit k3, p3 rib on size 7 (4.5-mm) needle; to check your row gauge, measure straight up along a single column of knit sts on the RS and count each slip-st V in the column as 2 rows. Sweater: 27 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in reverse double knit on size 10 (6-mm) needles; to check gauge, count each st that appears as a purl bump on RS as 2 sts and each ridge on the RS that looks like a garter ridge as 2 rows.
Needles: Skirt-Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24" (60-cm) circular (cir). Skirt cast-on-Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24" (60-cm) cir. Sweater-Sizes 6 and 10 (4 mm and 6 mm), and Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24" (60-cm) cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; waste yarn for holding sts; size F/5 (3.75-mm) crochet hook; markers (m); 1 yd (1 meter) oval elastic for skirt waist; sharp-pointed sewing needle and matching thread for sewing skirt elastic.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2004

SKU: EP1157

Author/Speaker/Editor: Mari Lynn Patrick

Format: eProject