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Mother-Daughter Harvest Fruit Pullover

Knitting
January 1996
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in basketweave pat using larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2542 - 3298 yards (2324 - 3016 m)

Pattern description from Knitting in America: “Julie’s Harvest Fruit Pullovers evoke the feeling of autumnal bounty. Crabapples and ornamental cherries, which Julie sees each October in her backyard in Wheeling, West Virginia, are arranged along with pears and plums within a grid of four different cables and basketweave squares. To achieve a sense of light and shade as well as texture and delicate coloration within the fruit, Julie chose a combination of wool, silk, and cotton chenille yarns from Rowan. For the basket-like background, she opted for Rowan’s DK Tweed. The initial inspiration for these pullovers came from a photograph of fruit on the cover of a mail-order catalog. The pattern for these mother-daughter sweaters appears on page 177.”

Measurements:

  • To fit girl’s (10, 12); womans Small, Medium, Large.
  • Chest/bust at underarm (40, 43)”; 47, 50, 53
  • Length from shoulder (22, 24)”; 28, 28.5, 29
  • Sleeve width at upper arm (16, 17)”; 19, 19.5, 20

Materials:

  • (10,11); {15, 15, 16} 1.75oz / 50g skeins (each approx 126yd / 115m) of Rowan Yarns DK Tweed in (#850 Wren) (MC);
  • 1 3/4oz / 25g skein (each approx 70yd / 64m) of Kid/Silk each in #994 Goat Brown (A), #989 Old Gold (B)
  • 1 1.75oz / 50g skein (each approx 75yd / 68m) of Fine Cotton Chenille each in #388 Lacquer (C), #386 Plum (D), #399 Ink (E), #394 Privet (F), #400 Oasis (G), #395 Willow (H)
  • 1 1.75oz / 50g skein (each approx 126yd / 115m) of DK Tweed each in #657 (I) and #691 (J)
  • 1 3/4oz / 25g skein (each approx 110yd / 100m) of Donegal Lambswool Tweed each in #480 Roseberry (K), #479 Cinnamon (L), #481 Leaf (M), #485 Bay (N)
  • One pair each sizes 4 and 5 needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Size 4 circular needle 16” long
  • 2 buttons