17 June 2015

Pattern: Wench

Wench $7 on Ravelry (no account necessary)

A saucy lass deserves an easy-to-knit and easy-to-wear pullover for warmer weather. The drape of the finished linen fabric will win you over, keeping you cool yet covered. This sweater was inspired by the shifts that all women used to wear, but now you can show it off! With picot edgings and drawstrings at neck and wrists, you’ll look just a bit fancy while feeling supremely comfortable.

What you'll love about knitting Wench
  • matching picot cast-on and bind-off - ooh, pretty, matchy-matchy!
  • easy knitting - just three tubes! 
  • knitting with linen yarn is perfect for Summer - I don't know about you, but I find wool can be sticky on the hands when it's hot and humid outside 

What you'll love about wearing Wench
  • the way this fabric drapes
  • the feminine details of picot hems and adjustable drawstrings at neck and cuffs 
  • that you can wear this all Summer long, no sweat! 

Size/Finished Measurements
Women’s XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size M with 2" of positive ease)
Chest: 30 [34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54]"
Length: 21 [21½, 22, 22¼, 22½, 22¾, 23]"

  • Louet Euroflax Sport Weight [100% wet-spun linen 270 yards/247 meters per 100 gram skein]; color: Neptune; 3 [3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6] skeins
  • US8/5.0mm 29-inch circular needle; US8/5.0mm 16-inch circular needle or DPNs; US8/5.0mm/Size H crochet hook
  • Waste yarn or stitch holders
  • Stitch marker(s)
  • Tapestry needle
  • 3 yards/2.75 meters 1/4-inch/0.635cm ribbon or crocheted cords

16 sts x 22 rows = 4" wide x 4" high in Stockinette Stitch

Back when the kids were little!
Also pictured, Captain Austen's Scarf, Deckhand, and Night Watch Cap

Skills Needed
  • Casting on
  • Binding off
  • Working in the round
  • Knitting
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing
  • Working a crochet chain (optional)

Technical editing: Joeli Caparco

Everything you need to create your own beautiful Wench is provided in the professionally designed (by me!) pattern.

Lovely knitters who purchased this pattern when it was originally released should have received a message from Ravelry that the updated version of the pattern is now in your library. Don't miss the special customer coupon code!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!

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