Spring is finally here (if in name only) and we’re starting to start thinking outside the warm & woolly box! I love this simple tank, and I like even more the idea of making it with super soft, cool, and easy to care for (machine wash & dry) Quince & Co Sparrow! The pattern is knit in the round, from the top-down, so you can try it on as you go, and make it as long or cropped as you like.
- Linen is very stretchy, consider going down a size when you plan your project.
- Size (measures at bust): 30” (33”, 36”, 39”), (42”, 45”, 48”)
Bolan is a casual, loose tee, perfect for warm supper days and nights. Made with soft, cool, washable Quince & Co Sparrow it’ll definitely become a go-to garment! Bolan is knitted sideways in four pieces (two panels for the front, two for the back), and worked from the centre out to the ends of the short sleeves
- Shown in size 48½“ / 123 cm on a 33” / 84 cm, 5’ 9” / 175.5 cm tall model (15½” / 39.5 cm positive ease)
- Knitwear models tend to have HUGE shoulders
Quince & Company Sparrow
Sparrow is one of the loveliest linen yarns I’ve ever seen. This super high-quality organic linen is has a slight sheen and works up STUNNINGLY. It has a smooth hand and is crisp as you knit it. After washing and wearing it becomes handkerchief-soft and drapey – perfect for all year wear. It’s great in tanks, shawls, and breezy cardigans, and lovely as can be in bags, wash cloths, and other home accessories. Quince & Co has designed exquisite patterns with Sparrow, you can browse them HERE, or check out all the pattern ideas on Ravelry. You can also see our past blog posts featuring Sparrow.
Photos: Quince & Company
I find this simple little pullover exceptionally inspiring for spring/summer. It’s worked in one piece from the top down with a looser tension and easy yarnovers make for an interesting detail. You know my opinion on these things, I love a good K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Silly), and I consider 250 finished projects on Ravelry a good referral.
Keep in mind, linen is a very drapey and stretchy textile, and if you like your garments closer fitting you might want to go down a size. The garment is shown in size 34″ with no ease. A-line shaping is created by changing to a larger needle size.
- Finished Bust: 31¼ (34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 48¾, 51, 53, 56)” or [79.5 (87, 94, 101.5, 109, 116, 124, 129.5, 134.5, 142) cm]
- Quince & Company Sparrow: 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins
- 3.5mm/US4-32″ circular needles
- 3.75mm/US5- 32″ circular needles
- 4mm/US6-32″ circular needles
- 3.5mm/US4 double pointed needles
- stitch markers
Quince & Co Linens are 25% OFF until March 9th! It’s a great time to pick up a deal on last year’s stock, but get it fast because it’s going to fly!
My friend Rosie just finished the Shoals Tank last week and it is BEAUTIFUL! I’m not normally a lace person, but the texture is absolutely gorgeous, it only enhances the already stunning Quince & Co Sparow (on SALE until the end of July)!
The tank is worked in the round from the bottom up, the back and front are divided at armhole and worked flat. The straps are joined at the shoulder using the three-needle bind off (easy peasy)! The A-line shape is achieved by using different needle sizes, which is great, less for you to think about.
- Bust 30½ (33¼, 36, 38½, 41¼, 44, 46½, 49¼, 52, 54½)” [77.5, 84.5, 91, 98, 104, 112, 118, 125, 132, 138) cm]
- Size shown is 33¼” 84 cm worn with ¾” 2 cm negative ease.
- Quince & Co Sparow: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins
- 32″ circular needles: 2.25/US1, 2.75/US2, 3.25/US3, and 3.5mm/US4
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!
Quince & Co Sparrow is on SALE until the end of July!
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.
For all the blog posts in this series click HERE.
- 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
I just finished my first sweater made with Quince & Co Sparrow and I’m all over this lovely summer yarn (pictures to come, I still need to block it)! I really like the simplicity of this tunic/tank, Raven. You can make it with the pockets, or skip them, make it in one colour, of colour blocks. But the most important thing to me is that you’ll want to wear it over, and over, and over again! The pattern is worked in the round from the bottom-up, and it’s all knit stitch, so the knitting is fairly uncomplicated. And hey, they yarn is even on sale until the end of July – can’t go wrong!
- Bust Circumference: 31½ (34½, 37½, 40½, 43¾, 46¾, 49¾, 53)” or 80 (87.5, 95.5, 103, 111, 118.5, 126.5, 134.5) cm
- linen has a lot of stretch to it, you might want to consider making a size smaller than normal.