Donner by Elizabeth Doherty
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Donner

Knitting
July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Crest Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
830 - 2050 yards (759 - 1875 m)
34 (37¼, 40, 43¼, 46, 48¾, 51¼, 54, 57¼, 60)" [86.5 (95, 101.5, 110, 117, 123.5, 130.5, 137, 145.5, 152.5) cm]
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Knit in cool and drapey linen, and designed to fit with a bit of positive ease, this modern drop-shoulder pullover is the perfect warm-weather garment.

Donner is worked from the top down in a simple slip-stitch ridge pattern. The shoulders are shaped with short rows, angling them downward for a better fit. Front and back are joined at the underarms and the body is worked in the round to the hem. Three-quarter length sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked to the cuff in the round.

Garment circumference at bust
34 (37¼, 40, 43¼, 46, 48¾, 51¼, 54, 57¼, 60)”
[86.5 (95, 101.5, 110, 117, 123.5, 130.5, 137, 145.5, 152.5) cm]

Suggested ease at bust: + 4 to 6” [+10 to 15 cm],
at upper arm: + ¾ to 1” [+ 2 to 2.5 cm]

Sample shown in 43¼” [110 cm] size. It is worn with 9” [23 cm] of positive ease at bust, 2” [5 cm] at upper arm in the top photos, and with 4” [10 cm] of positive ease at bust and ¾” at upper arm in those below.

Yarn
Sparrow by Quince and Co, 100% Organic Linen, 168 yd [155 m] per 50 g skein, in colorway Citron;

5 (6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins; or

830 (920, 1030, 1140, 1390, 1470, 1660, 1720, 1890, 2050) yds
[760 (840, 940, 1040, 1170, 1240, 1400, 1450, 1590, 1720) m] fingering weight yarn.

Needles
US 4 [3.5 mm]
US 2 [2.75 mm]
US 1½ [2.5 mm]

Gauge
24 sts and 37 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Crest Stitch pattern, on US 4 [3.5 mm] needles, after washing and drying.



Thanks so much to my fabulous test knitters: barbiemae, Bunny-B, gardenknittr, Glennae, graberg, jarmeblue, KnitterNinjaShar, zanelaura, and ZannyDee!


For notes on the design, see this blog post. And see this one for tips on working with linen.