translucent by Lori Versaci


November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st using larger needle and 2-row stripes
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1200 - 1900 yards (1097 - 1737 m)
XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X, 3X)
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This stunning TRANSLUCENT pullover is knit from DK weight wool yarn and lace weight mohair and silk yarn stripes for a light weight, wear-anywhere pullover. The idea of simple wool and mohair striping is only enhanced by the amazing hand-dyed Viola Yarns by Emily Foder.

You can use any one of a number of DK choices coupled with a similar or contrasting color mohair silk to achieve a sophisticated or more fun loving look. The sweater can be knit in a shorter or longer version. And did I mention pockets? Oh yes, and side vents!

I am living in this sweater, now that it has gotten cooler and I even sent one to Emily, so that she could have one to wear now that it is snowing in Mooresburg!

CIRCUMFERENCE (oversized): 48 ¾ (53 ¼, 59 ½, 64)“/124 (135.5, 151, 162.5)cm
LENGTH for shorter version: 21 (22, 23 ½, 24 ¾)”/53.5 (56, 59, 62)cm
LENGTH for longer version: 23 (24, 25 ½, 26 ¾)“/58.5 (61, 64, 67.5)cm

21 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm in St st using larger needle and A and B in 2-row stripes after blocking.
Take time to check gauge.


  • Viola Yarns’ Organic Merino DK (A) 100% organic Merino wool; 246 yds/225m per 100g skein; 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins or

  • Viola Yarns’ Shadow DK (A) 50% Polwarth wool/35% Wensleydale wool/15% Zwartbles wool; 309 yds/383m per 100g skein; 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins (both lengths) and

  • Viola Yarns’ Mohair Lace (B)72% Kid Mohair/28% Silk; 459 yds/420m per 50g skein: 2 skeins (all sizes and both lengths) or

  • Shorter version: Approx 1200 (1350, 1575, 1775)yds/1100 (1225, 1450, 1625)m split evenly between a smooth DK yarn (A) and a fuzzy lace weight yarn (B) for or Longer version: Approx 1300 (1475, 1700, 1900) yds/ 1200 (1350, 1550, 1725)m split evenly between a smooth DK yarn (A) and a fuzzy lace weight yarn (B).


  • US sizes 6 (4mm) 32”/80cm and 5 (3.5mm) 16”/40cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 1 size smaller
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

FRONT and BACKare worked separately. After shoulder seams are sewn, stitches are picked up along armhole edges and SLEEVES are worked flat to cuff. Neck edging is picked up and worked in the round. Bottom edges of Pockets are incorporated into FRONT and side edges of linings are sewn to WS of FRONT. Side seams are sewn above ribbing to create bottom vents. Sleeve seams are sewn.