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from Kathleen Dames
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Wench

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Casting on
  • Binding off
  • Knitting
  • Working in the round
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing

Pattern Description:

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.


16 sts x 22 r = 4" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • xs [chest: 30", length: 21"]
  • s [chest: 34", length: 21.5"]
  • m [chest: 38", length: 22"]
  • l [chest: 42", length: 22.25"]
  • xl [chest: 46", length: 22.5"]
  • 2x [chest: 50", length: 22.75"]
  • 3x [chest: 54", length: 23"]


  • Louet Euroflax Sport Weight [100% wetspun linen 270yds/247m per 100g 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 set of DPNs
  • US8/5.0mm/Size H crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Waste yarn or stitch holders
  • Stitch marker(s)
  • Tapestry needle
  • 3 yards/2.75 meters 1/4-inch/0.635cm ribbon or crocheted cords (see pattern for details)
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I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need ...

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