Photo: Caroline Hegwer
How pretty is this light, summer cover-up!? Not only is the pattern a freebie, but you can make it with any DK weight yarn – the very ultra soft, silky, and affordable Cascade Ultra Pima would be perfect! The pattern uses a series of needle sizes to create shape, so you’ll be very pleased if you already own a set of interchangeable needles, and if not it might be a great excuse to indulge!
- Cascade Ultra Pima: 3 to 4 skeins
- 16″ (or 24″ can work) circular needles, sizes 4.5mm/US7 & 5mm/US8
- 24″ circular needles, sizes 5.5mm/US9 & 6mm/US10
- 32″ circular needles, sizes 6.5mm/US10.5 & 8mm/US11
- stitch markers
- tapestry/darning needles
- row counter
- FREE Pattern
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
Today I’m feeling inspired by Attic24’s Moorland Blanket … pictured above is Cascade Ultra Pima (on SALE until the end of July) in the following colours:
- Upper Row, left to right: 3716, 3809, 3766, 3762, 37613746, 3734, 3774
- Lower Row, left to right: 3733, 3732, 3725, 3726, 3772, 3777, 3708, 3709
I should warn you, the colours aren’t exact pairings with the original pattern, I’m not canonical about these things (and I like the blues more than the greens, they’re better at binding together the palette). That said, you could use this palette to make any of Attic24’s Blanket patterns, they’d all look great, I think the Hydrangea Stripe would look amazing. 16 skeins of Cascade Ultra Pima is enough to make a large throw blanket (I’d normally use about 10 to make a lap blanket).
I need a little cardie to wear with summer dresses and I just cast on for Quick Sand. It’s a quick & simple top-down knit made with Quince & Co Kestrel (on SALE until the end of July)!
The project isn’t particularly complicated, there are short-rows that you can skip (the form the shaping in the back). One Caveat: the pattern formatting is a little unusual, so before you start I suggest you go through the pattern with a pencil and circle the numbers that apply to you. You might also want to write out some of the instructions in longhand, just to keep things clear in your mind.
I’m making some modifications, mine will be cropped and I’m using slightly larger needles to achieve a looser tension. I’ll update all the details as I go in my Ravelry project notes.
- Bust: XS(S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
- Bust: 31 ½ (34 ½, 37 ¾, 41, 44, 47 ¼, 51 ½)
- Quince & Co Kestrel: 8(9, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14) skeins
- 5.5mm circular needles
- 5.5mm double pointed needles (or 12″ circular)
- stitch markers
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.
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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
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.
Sandshore is a great project to take to and wear at the cottage! It’s a quick, seamless cardigan worked from the top down. It’s designed with Quince and Co. Kestrel, which knits up quickly and easily on big needles (6.5mm.US10.5). Kestrel is very stretchy, especially at this tension, you can definitely go down a size (or two).
Bust Circumference: 31 [35, 39, 43, 47]’’, including 1.5 [2, 2.5, 3, 3.5]’’ of open space between front edges.