If the 2 pictures don’t come out on this blog, go to Kat’s blog at http://www.katcoyle.com/blog/2007/07/linen-top-pattern/

Finished Size: about 50” (127 cm) circumference, and 17” (43 cm) long, measured from shoulder to hem.

Yarn: Louet Sales Euroflax Sport Weight (100% Linen; 270 yd [246 m]/ 3.5 oz [100] g), 2 skeins. I made this quite a few years ago when the skeins were bigger and used one skein but I think you will need just a bit more than one. The top weighs 116 g.

Needles: Size 9 (5.5-mm)

Gauge: 11 sts and 19 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st AFTER BLOCKING.

Eyelet Ridge: First row (WS) Knit. Next row (RS): *Yo, k2tog; repeat from *. Next row (WS): Knit.

Pattern: (Make 2) With the long tail method, loosely CO 46 sts. Starting with a purl row, work in St st for 24 rows. Next row (WS) work Eyelet Ridge. Continue in St st for 64 rows. Next row (WS) work Eyelet Ridge. Continue in St st for 24 rows. Bind off loosely.

Finishing: Wet block to desired measurements. Sew sides 8“ (20.5 cm) from hem. Sew shoulders 5“ (12.5 cm) from edge. If you want a firmer neckline, single crochet around neck edge. Weave in ends. 

When you block this make sure to really open the stitches (stretch it).  

This is one of those sweaters I use to get me through the boring times of the day.  Perfect for when you are waiting for someone.  I made one in an evergreen acrylic.  I used worsted weight yarn – because I had it. It came out really pretty.  These look better on, so don’t get upset if you don’t like it when you first weave it together, just put it on!

Now I have to decide to work on a basket weave 2 sided scarf, a 5 way shawl, or the stellaluna shawl.  I’m thinking the lamar scarf!

BTW, if you are looking at a knit pattern and want to crochet it, it is easy!  Let me know and I will walk you through one.

Happy Knitting!

Paula Dannels

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