The Philadelphia Duster is a great layering piece for spring and fall. It has a loose, casual fit, swinging shape, and a fun pleat in the back for extra fullness. Designed by Teresa Chorzepa, it is worked in one piece from the top down, with raglan shaping for the shoulders. At the armholes, the sleeve stitches are put on a holder while the rest of the body is worked. Then the sleeves are worked downward on double point needles. To create the pebbly surface of the sweater, the majority of the sweater is knit in seed stitch and a textured yarn, Ripple, is used. Ripple is a 100% mercerized cotton knitted mesh with a thick-and-thin style. The finished chest measurements are 40 (43, 44.5, 47.5, 49, 53)" with lengths of 30.5 (31.25, 31.5, 32.25, 32.75, 33.5)". The sweater can be hand washed and dried flat.
The kit includes the pattern and the yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 24" circular needle in US size 8 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
- double point needles in US size 8
- 2 stitch holders
- stitch markers
- tapestry needle
The Philadelphia Duster is shown in Ripple #35 Dark Denim. If you would like to use this color, simply select your size using the pull-down menu above and order the kit. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Ripple page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.