Columbia Suit by Anne Berk

Columbia Suit

June 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Skirt: About 311⁄4" (79.5 cm) waist circumference, relaxed, and 201⁄2" (52 cm) long. Elastic waist can be adjusted to fit up to 46" (117 cm). Top: About 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" (91.5 [101.5, 112, 122, 132] cm) bust circumference and 23 (23, 23, 24, 24)" (58.

The Columbia River borders the state of Oregon and has served as a source of food, transportation, energy, and inspiration for generations.

Inspired by Sally Melville’s “Not Mrs. Doubtfire’s suit” from The Knitting Experience: Color, this suit is a good first intarsia garment, as the intarsia involved is easily worked. For the skirt, the “in the round” (ITR) method is only needed for the rows that contain diamond motifs; where there are only two colors, the yarns are stranded. The top features intarsia bands on just the sleeves that are positioned where they don’t interfere with the sleeve shaping.

Both fast and easy to knit, this versatile project is a good mix of creativity and rhythmic knitting.