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
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.
- finished bust: 38 (43, 48, 53, 58, 63 1/4)”
- shown in size 38″
- intended to be worn with positive ease
- Quince & Co Sparrow: 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins
- 3.75 mm/US5 – 32” circular needle
- 4mm/US6 – 32”circular needle
- 4mm/US6 – 32”double-pointed needles
- Stitch markers
- Stitch holders
- 4mm/US6 or smaller needle
- Tapestry needle
- Pattern: available as a download, or check your local library for digital availability (I know we have access in Toronto)
This oversized top is a quick, easy knit, in soft & comfortable Quince & Co Kestrel (ON SALE NOW). It’s casual and easy to wear, just throw it over a tank or a cami and you’re good to go! Kestrel is machine wash and dryable, very easy to knit with and wear.
Linen is VERY STRETCHY, especially at this tension, and I suggest you look closely at the size measurements and go down a size (or go down a needle size). The garment is designed quite oversized and I think there is a lot of flexibility in choosing a size, depending on how you want it to look. This can be a real plus, you may not need to buy as much yarn if you’re normally a medium/large/extra large!
- 54 (60¾, 66, 72¾)” [137 (154.5, 167.5, 185) cm] bust circumference
- Shown in 54” / 137 cm on a 34” / 86.5 cm, 5’8” / 172.5 cm tall model with 20” / 51 cm positive ease.
- Designed to be worn with 16-24” / 40-60 cm positive ease.
We have 6 or more skeins left in the colours pictured above, but don’t wait too long because the yarn is on sale now and won’t last long!
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.
- Finished Chest Circumference: 36½ (40, 43½, 47, 50½, 54)”
- Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 24 (24½, 26, 26½, 27¾, 28¼) inches
- The top pictured here is Size 40 inches modeled with 6½ inches of ease.
- 4.5mm/US 7, 24-inch circular needles
- 4.5mm/US 7, 16-inch circular needles
- 4mm/US 6, 16-inch circular needles
- Stitch markers
- Scrap yarn or stitch holders
- T-pins and blocking wires (optional)
- Pattern: Sayer
Shaker Rag Top
I love the look of this loose summer top, it’s right up my knitterly alley. The shape and style are so simple, and there’s lots of ease built in for an easy, gentle fit. The stripes are cleverly made by holding 2 strands of the same yarn, and the designers have blogged the entire thing HERE.
- S(M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
- Finished bust: 39(44, 48, 53, 57½, 62½)”
Both of these light summery yarns would work up beautifully for this project!