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FINISHED Gillespie

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Gillespie

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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Size

  • 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

Materials

  • 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
  • Pattern 
  • Our Ravelry Notes

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Gillespie COMBO

PROJECTS in Progress: Gillespie

 

Spring Knitting ADD: Part 1

I am in the throws of full Spring knitting ADD. Several projects are on the needles, and more are in the planning stages. If you also suffer from Spring Knitting ADD don’t blame yourself, it’s the rollercoaster weather. On warmer days I’ve been working on GILLESPIE, a light,  warm weather sweater made with Quince & Co Sparrow. Becuase it is linen I’m making a smaller size than I normally would, and I don’t think I’ll need more than 6 skeins. I’ve also made some pattern modifications to make it fit me and the store mannequin better (we both have small shoulders), which I always add to my project notes in Ravelry.

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My work on this sweater has been a bit congested lately, but I’ve found that I like knitting with this fine linen best while lying down on my sofa – I don’t know why, but I’m best able to get into the flow in this position. Sitting positions, no matter how slouchy, don’t seem to do it for me with this yarn. I think it’s because my body (head, neck, back, shoulders, arms) is fully supported. The pattern is straight knitting and there isn’t much to look at, so it’s ideal for catching up on some trashy TV.

 

Gillespie Progress Combo

Photos: Quince & Co, Knit-O-Matic

 

Gillespie

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Gillespie

Oh, hello summer sweater of my dreams, nice to finally meet you! Seriously, Gillespie is the pattern I’ve been waiting for from Quince & Co.  It’s a simple top-down knit in the round – I love uncomplicated. The neckline looks quite wide and after making

Notes

The neckline looks quite wide and the model in the picture seems to have sizeable shoulders.  After recently finishing a similarly shaped linen sweater, Daicey,  I’d suggest that if your shoulders are on the smaller side (like mine) you might consider omitting some stitches in the neck and back area. Always check the measurements in the pattern schematic to get a good idea about fit.

Size

  • 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

Materials

  • 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
  • Pattern 

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Gillespie COMBO