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Caddy's Request

Knitting
January 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
965 - 1390 yards (882 - 1271 m)
S (M, L, 1X, 2X)
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My daughter brought me a commercially-made sweater she found in a vintage shop. The sweater was not hand-knit, so there’d be no pattern. She knew she was buying it for me to sort out how it was constructed—knowing that this is my very favourite thing to do!

The result is even better than the original, which is exactly what one would expect given the gorgeous yarns we have to play with! And speaking of yarns, I determined very early that this needed to be done in more than one version: one in two colors and sport weight, another in one colour and DK weight. In addition, the two-colour version has a fuller skirt than the one-colour one. Lots of options!

PS The first time I wore it (at Vogue Live in Chicago) I was chased through the market by folks wanting to know where they could find the pattern. So here it is!