Linen in winter feels chilly to me, it is truly a material for summer. Quince & Co. Sparrow is used for this relaxed-fit pullover, Yunagi, inspired by ocean waves. Picturing a long walk on the beach in the evening, when it gets cooler and the wind gets stronger. We need a day like that every once in a while in summer.
The pullover is worked in one piece from the front hem, up and over the shoulders, and down the back to the back hem. Sleeve stitches are cast on at the end of two rows and later, bound off at the beginning of two rows. Sleeve and neckline shaping is achieved through short rows. The lower body is worked in Stockinette stitch. The sleeves and upper body are worked in a textured stitch with lace stripes worked across the front chest and sleeves. When it’s completed, throw it in the washing machine and dryer to soften up the linen. The more times it’s washed, the more comfortable it is to wear.
First published in amirisu Summer 2018, Issue 16.
This knitting pattern includes written directions, front and back images, a schematic with measurements and thoughtful details.
Fingering weight linen
2.75 mm (US 2) 3.25 mm (US 3) 3.5 mm (US 4)
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch
Chest 37 3/4 (40 3/4, 42 1/4, 46, 51 1/2, 55 1/4)“ / 96 (103.5, 107.5, 117, 131, 140.5) cm
Increases / decreases, knitted cast on, crochet cast on, crochet provisional cast on, short rows, simple lace from written instructions, seamed.