Carole by Heather Pfeifer


October 2016
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch with US 3 (3.25mm)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
6.5 mm (K)
800 - 822 yards (732 - 752 m)
One Size
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A simple and soothing garter drop-stitch project, this easy, slouchy, dolman-sleeved top layers perfectly for warm autumn days and cool summer evenings. Solid and multi-coloured yarns work equally well.

NOTE: This takes exactly one skein - use all the yarn-saving techniques: knitting both pieces at the same time, Russian join, only 3 times the length of the seam to Kitchener. Dropping a needle size for the drop-garter stitch is also a choice as the fabric stretches a lot in blocking.

Yarn Requirements:
Poppy Yarn and Fibre
Luna Shawl (822 yds / 150 g)
1 skein
Photo of all three: Weathered Treasures (left) and Lilac Knight (right) from Poppy Yarn & Fibre, Happy Trails (centre) from JulieSpins

Garment Hip: 38” - 55”, dependent on blocking technique

US 3 (3.25mm), 24” circular
US 6 (4.00mm), 24” circular
US 8 (5.0mm), 32” circular
Size K (6.5mm) crochet hook

24 sts x 56 rows, US 3, garter stitch, wet blocked
18.5 sts x 21 rows, US 8, garter dropped stitch

Waste yarn
2 split ring stitch markers

Structure Details:
Knit flat, bottom up in 2 pieces
Cuff to hem seams

Stitches Used:
K / P
K2tog / K2tog tbl
Garter Dropped Stitch
Kitchener Stitch
Crab stitch (crochet)