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 (37ΒΌ, 40, 43ΒΌ, 46, 48ΒΎ, 51ΒΌ, 54, 57ΒΌ, 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 (37ΒΌ, 40, 43ΒΌ, 46, 48ΒΎ, 51ΒΌ, 54, 57ΒΌ, 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: + ΒΎ to 1” [+ 2 to 2.5 cm]

Sample shown in 43ΒΌ” [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 ΒΎ” 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 1Β½ [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.