Summer Cocktails colourblock sweater by Marie Wallin

Summer Cocktails colourblock sweater

June 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
876 - 1752 yards (801 - 1602 m)
S (bust 32-34 in) - XXL (bust 48-50 in)
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No matter how warm the days are getting, there’s still a chill to the evening air. So if you’re heading out for some al fresco beverages this is the perfect sweater. The combination of cotton and linen means you’re guaranteed to stay cool, and the slouchy shape will prevent any feeling of stuffiness. But when the wind whips up, you’re sure to be glad of the coverage and dense knit fabric.
Marie Wallin, the brains behind this sweater, says, “This is a great garment for the summer, and a nice alternative to light and lacy cardigans. Rowan Creative Linen is a beautiful yarn to knit with, and it is just perfect for changeable British summer weather. It uses slightly larger needles too, which means it knits up really quickly. Sticking with just three block colours means that the garment is more versatile and will go with anything in your summer wardrobe.”