Silken Straw Summer Sweater by Purl Soho

Silken Straw Summer Sweater

July 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
944 yards (863 m)
Small/Medium (Medium/Large)
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Unblocked: 26 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Blocked: 24 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Small/Medium (Medium/Large)

  • Hip Circumference: 38 (42) inches
  • Chest Circumference: 36½ (40½) inches
  • Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 18 inches


We’ve revisited this classic pattern in Purl Soho’s Cattail Silk! Nearly the same as our original Silken Straw Summer Sweater, this version has simpler finishing and lots more sizes. The Cattail Silk also has a lighter drape and, with less shine than the Silken Straw, a more versatile wear-anywhere look. Visit our blog post here or check out the pattern on Ravelry here!