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Almost Serious Suit: Skirt

Knitting
January 2001
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch with main color and larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
3.75 mm (F)
33 (35, 37, 40)" (84 (89, 94, 101.5) cm) hip circumference; 24½ (26, 28½, 31)" (62 (66, 72.5, 79) cm) waist circumference
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Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “This New York designer adds a dressmaker’s styling to most of her handknits. In this elegant ensemble, she’s combined a sleek, fitted jacket with a short tapered skirt and added a bit of fluff at the collar and cuffs. The jacket is worked in an allover stitch pattern that has a subtle diagonal appearance. The total effect is slimming, sophisticated, and sensational.”

Finished Size: 33 (35, 37, 40)” (84 (89, 94, 101.5) cm) hip circumference; 24½ (26, 28½, 31)” (62 (66, 72.5, 79) cm) waist circumference. Skirt shown measures 35” (89 cm) at hip.

Yarn:

  • Berroco SensuWool (80% wool, 20% nylon; 96 yd 88m/50 g): #6529 pomegranate (MC), 33 (36, 38, 40) balls.
  • Berroco Zap (100% polyester; 51 yd (47 m)/50 g): #3529 pomegranate (CC), 1 skein.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge:

  • 32 sts and 42 rows = 5” (12.5 cm) in twist check patt with MC and larger needles
  • 20 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st with MC and larger needles.

Needles:

  • Skirt Hem and Waistband - Size 7 (4.5 mm).
  • Skirt Body - Size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Sizes E/4 and F/5 (3.5 and 3.75 mm) crochet hooks; tapestry needle; nine 7/8” (2.2-cm) buttons; 1”- (2.5-cm) wide elastic 1” (2.5 cm) longer than waist circumference; 1 snap; 1 1/8 yd (1.1 m) 1 1/2”- (3.8-cm) wide EZ Belting belt lining; 2”- (5-cm) wide buckle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2001