A client showed me this gorgeous, diaphinous top and I thought how great would it look knitted up with Handmaiden Flyss or Quince & Co Sparrow (BOTH ON SALE NOW)?! Both are sublime summer yarns; Flyss is a soft, summery blend of % silk and 35% linen, and comes with lots of yardage, and Sparrow is 100% organic linen. And since it knits up on 6mm/US10 needles it will go FAST!
Cullum is a tee is light, breezy top knitted in Quince & Co Sparrow (ON SALE NOW!). The simple lacy details at neck and hem give it a bit of elegance and interest, and the easy fit works with everything in your wardrobe. The classic black colour the designer chose is nice, but I think everyone looks prettier and feels happier in COLOUR, whether it’s muted or brighter.
finished bust: 34¾ (36¾, 38¾, 40¾, 44¾, 48¾, 50¾)” or 88.5 (93.5, 98.5, 103.5, 113.5, 124, 129) cm
shown in size 36¾“(93.5 cm) with 2¾”(7 cm) positive ease
I love this sweater; it’s simple, casual, and pretty. Plus the construction is roomy with lots of positive ease, so it’ll look great on a variety of body shapes. Gilead is made with cool & comfortable Quince & Co Sparrow (ON SALE NOW!). I like it in black, but I think it could be even lovelier in a less severe colour, like Truffle or Sea Salt, or a brighter colour like Citron.
finished bust: 37½ (41, 44½, 48, 50, 53½, 57, 61¼)” or 95.5 (104, 113, 122, 127, 136, 145, 155.5) cm
shown in size 41” (104 cm) with 7” (18 cm) positive ease
If you’re looking for a little bit more interest in your summer knitting, Bolan might be for you. Made with soft, cool, washable Quince & Co Sparrow (ON SALE NOW!) it’ll definitely become a wardrobe favourite. Part of the interest is created by the new marled colourways (see below), which create a depth of colour and a little bit of texture.
Finished Bust: 43 (48½, 54, 59½, 65, 70½)” or 109 (123, 137, 151, 165, 179) cm
Shown in size 48½“ / 123 cm on a 33” / 84 cm, 5’ 9” / 175.5 cm tall model (15½” / 39.5 cm positive ease)
Simple, elegant and pretty are all things I appreciate in a garment and a project, and I think Miranda ticks all the boxes. I like the oblong shaping (which always fits so well), the simple lace, and the use of basic garter stitch to create texture and visual interest. I like that it’s simple enough to look like it *could* have come from a store, but it’s sophisticated enough that you’d never find anything like it for sale commercially. I also like that it’s great for transitional seasons since it’s made with Quince & Co Sparrow linen (ON SALE NOW!). Plus, it only takes 4 skeins, so it isn’t going to become your life’s work (which is ok by me in the summer).
78″ [198 cm] wingspan and 12″(30.5 cm) deep at center
A simple, linen summer tee like Linum will become a staple in your summer wardrobe! If you’ve been in the store you know that Quince & Co Sparrow (ON SALE NOW!) has practically become my summer uniform – I ADORE wearing my Gillespie so much I’m going to make another. Many people don’t bother making a summer garment because the season is short (only about 4 months around here it is). I think this is closing yourself off from opportunity, especially since our summer wardrobes are usually smaller and we tend to get a lot of wear out of what is in it. Plus, by the time you’re tired of wearing your summer knit the season is over! Over the years I’ve come up with a few key components to a great summer knit:
Choose a type of garment you actually wear. If you don’t wear commercial long sleeve cardies in the summer, you’re probably not going to wear one that you’ve knit, no matter how sexy the yarn is.
Choose a textile that feels cool and comfortable AFTER it is blocked. If you want to know what it’s going to be like, feel or try on a store sample.
In sweaty weather, machine washability isn’t necessary but it is an asset.
Choose a silhouette that flatters your body. If you want to learn more about what works for your shape I suggest you check out Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog, I learned a lot from her – the photography exercise was especially helpful. You can buy it online or look for it from your local library.
I love the simple lines of this summer top, and I love the clever REVERSIBLE design! That’s right, it;s a crew neck on one side and V-neck on the other! It’ll work up reasonably quickly on 4.5mm/US7 needles because it’s worked with 2 strands of yarn held together (a great opportunity to add a beautiful marl to your wardrobe). I think it would look stunning knit up with Handmaiden Flyss, a blend of silk and linen, or Quince & Co Sparrow, 100% organic linen. Linen is natually cool in warm weather, and makes a perfect summer garment. The pattern is unfortunately not a freebie, but I think sometimes it’s worth it to pay for something good.
36½ (40, 43½, 47, 50½, 54) inches
To fit actual chest circumference of 30–33 (34–37, 38–40, 41–44, 45–47, 48–51)”, with approximately 3-6 inches of ease.