This is such a fun top we just had to do some dancing during the photo shoot! I am sure it will become one of my favorite warm weather knits. Even though it is long it works up pretty fast on size 9 needles and straight forward stitches. Linen does not feel the best when working with it, but it gets so lovely when washed. This Shibui linen has absolutely wonderful drape as you can see from some of the pictures. That combines with a swing design leads to the perfect top!
Finished bust: 30 (33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60)”. Modeled with 1” negative ease.
Yarn: Shibui Linen, 100% linen; 225m (246 yds) per 50g skein; color: #15 Sidewalk, 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15) skeins, 1530 (1678, 1943, 2116, 2257, 2518, 2845, 3034, 3134, 3426, 3683) yds.
Needles: Size 9/5.5mm 24” circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles or size 9/5.5mm 16” circular needle.
Other: Stitch markers, stitch holders, locking marker or saftey pin, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 16 sts and 22 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch washed and dried on low. 19.5 sts and 24 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch not washed.
Notes: This pullover is constructed from the top down in one piece with short-row shoulder shaping and set-in sleeves. Hold 2 strands of yarn together throughout pattern. You may leave out the back decreases if desired. You will have 8 extra sts on the Inc Rnd which you can work in the beginning and middle of the round. The body can be made any length. If you want to lengthen the sleeves, work more rounds before you begin the Short Rows.