I finished my Gillespie pullover just in time for the warm weather and I LOVE it! It took a little while to finish it, but that’s mostly about me and not the project, which was great. The pattern was a simple top-down raglan and easy. Because linen stretches I went down one size and made the smallest size, and it still feels like it fits with positive ease – the fit is loose and comfortable. The fabric is soft, smooth and cool – I LURV Quince & Co Sparrow for summer garments, it’s so blissfully comfortable in warm weather!
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Initially felt that the neck would be too wide for my narrow shoulders, and I was right. I made some modifications and made the neck narrower and it is still fairly wide (all details are in our Ravelry Project Notes). I made the body and arms a bit longer, but linen grows with wear, so I might need to take them back (one of the benefits of a top-down construction). I also put a handful of short-rows in the back to even it out, but now that I’m wearing the sweater I don’t know if that was necessary because the fabric has so much drape.
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- Finished Bust: 34¼ (37¾, 41¼, 44¾, 48¼, 52, 55½, 59)” or [87 (96, 105, 113.5, 122.5, 132, 141, 150) cm] bust circumference;
- Shown in size 37¾” [93.5 cm] with 3¾” [9.5 cm] positive ease
- Quince & Co Sparrow: 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins
- 3.25mm/US3 – 16″ circular needles
- 3.5mm/US4 – 24″ circular needles
- 3.5mm/US4 – 32″ circular needles
- 3.5mm/US4 double pointed needles
- stitch markers
- scrap yarn
- tapestry/daring needle
- Our Ravelry Notes