Optimism by Mel Ski


by Mel Ski
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in the Round, after soaking and blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
836 - 1072 yards (764 - 980 m)
37", 41", 44"
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This pattern is available for $6.00.

This swingy t-shirt inspired knit is worked bottom up with short sleeves knit first and joined at the underarm. Side garter panels, like pebbles on the beach underfoot, bring you back from mindless stockinette, and also provide additional structure and interest in this sweet little top.

Decreases at yoke make the end of this project go by faster and faster, and make looking on the bright side of the final
rounds easy! The options for color are endless: do colors as shown, go for higher contrast, even play around with more
than two colors. Want to do it in just your favorite shade of Sparrow? Give it a try! You just can’t go wrong!

Experience Level:
If you can knit, this project is a go!

C1: 658(778,880)yards 602(711,805)m, C2: 178(192, 210)yards
163(176, 192)m of fingering weight yarn

Shown Fiber Content & Yardage:
C1 4(5,6) skeins Quince & Co. Sparrow (100% organic linen,
168yd 155m / 50g) in Surf
C2 2(2,2) skeins Quince & Co. Sparrow (100% organic linen,
168yd 155m / 50g) in Sans

(If you would like to lengthen the body or sleeves, it is
recommended to order an additional skein of C1)

24 sts x 30 rows = 4 in. (10cm) stockinette st in the round after
soaking and blocking

US6 (4.0mm) or size needed for gauge
US7 (4.5 mm) or 1 size up from needle for gauge

Measurements of Sweater:
Bust: 37(41, 44) in94(104, 112)cm Garment intended to be
worn with 1-4 in2.5-10 cm of positive ease at bust
Length: 20 (20.5, 21.5) in51(52, 54.5)cm

Other Supplies: Tapestry needle, 6 stitch markers, 2 stitch
holders or spare needles on which to place sleeves (using
spare needles seems to make joining sleeves to body much