I've been kicking around the idea to combine knitted and sewn elements into clothes for ages. After a couple of false starts, I've come up with something simple and wearable:
The knitted yoke is made with inexpensive crochet thread. It is widely available (read: I bought it at Wal-mart!) comes in lots of colors, and can also be dyed-I dyed the navy below with procion dye. The cotton jersey bottom can be cut out of one XL tee shirt or less than a yard of fabric.
This pattern is one size. It is worn here with 4 inches of positive ease. I imagine the pattern as written would fit a range of sizes. I'm excited to learn about pattern grading, and hope to have multiple sizes available for future projects.
The yoke is knitted at a very loose gauge, and is cool and drapey. The sewing involved is very basic-just a few stretches of running stitches-sewing machine optional.
Download the pattern here. Please let me know if you make one-I'd love to see!