When the temperatures start rising, I just can’t stop working with (and wearing) wool. The key is to pick a lightweight blend and knit it on larger-than-usual needles for a loose, drapey fabric that is suitable for both the sun of summer and the rains of spring.
Anthi (a Greek name that also means flowers) is a piece knit with this strategy in mind. The Anzula Cloud (a light fingering weight yarn that comes in generous skeins and is heaven to work with) is knit up into a loose-fitting, vintage-inspired top with pretty neck ties above a little keyhole opening.
Knit from the top down in one piece, Anthi includes a circular yoke, almost puffy cap sleeves, and a bit of subtle empire waist shaping for a feminine fit. The construction is straightforward and simple, and the result is a lovely top that is great for layering, or dressed up with your favorite pencil skirt.
Chest: 29.75 (33.5, 37.75, 41.5, 45.75, 49.5, 53.75, 57.5) inches
Length: 21.25 (21.5, 22.25, 22.75, 23.5, 23.75, 24, 24.25) inches
Anzula Cloud 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 575 yd/526 m per 114g skein; color: Mulberry; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins
Or 620 (700, 820, 920, 960, 1110, 1200, 1290) yd/ 570 (640, 750, 840, 880, 1010, 1100, 1180) meters.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
24 to 40-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needle (best length to accommodate hip circumference)
24 to 40-inch US #6/4mm circular needle (best length to accommodate bust and waist circumference)
1 set US #5/3.75mm double-point needles or long circular for magic loop
2 stitch markers
scrap yarn or 2 stitch holders