Dual Purpose by Fatimah Hinds

Dual Purpose

Knitting
January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
770 - 1120 yards (704 - 1024 m)
Chest: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”/80 (90, 100, 110, 120, 130) cm
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I love the beauty and visual interest of hand dyed yarns, and the perfect pattern gives the colors room to unfold, change, and move. The texture of this sweater is simple garter stitch, but the construction makes the stitches ‘flow’ vertically as well as horizontally. The shape is comfy and wearable, and there are little details that keep things interesting: cuffs knit on a smaller needle, a loose turtleneck, and two colors that are highly contrasting but complementary. This sweater will take you from the couch to the market, and back again.

Yarn
Miss Babs Yowza
100% Superwash Merino; 560 yd/8 oz (512 m/225 g) skeins
1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins in Color 1, shown in Clematis; and 1 skein in Color 2, shown in Wandflower

Or approximately 420 (470, 520, 580, 640, 700) yards/390 (430, 480, 540, 590, 650) meters of DK weight yarn in Color 1 and 250 (290, 340, 360, 390, 420) yards/230 (270, 320, 330, 360, 390) meters of DK weight yarn in Color 2.

Finished Measurements
Chest: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”/80 (90, 100, 110, 120, 130) cm
Shown in 40”/100 cm to be worn with 2”/5 cm of positive ease.

Needles
US 9 5.5mm circular needle, 16”/40 cm, 24”/60 cm, and 32”/80 cm long (depending on size of finished garment) or size to obtain gauge

US 7 4.5 mm circular needle, double-pointed needles or preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round or two needle sizes smaller than size used to obtain gauge

Gauge
Blocked: 16 stitches and 24 rows/rounds = 4”/10 cm square in garter stitch.
Unblocked: 18 stitches and 28 rows/rounds = 4”/10 cm square in garter stitch.

Notions
Removable stitch marker
Row counter
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

For best results when working with hand dyed yarns, we strongly suggest alternating skeins of the same color throughout your project.