This pattern has been completely revised in May 2015. As a transitional offer, it is still available for $5 instead of $7 with the code “summerfun” until the end of May.
And because summer knitting is so much fun you can get this pattern and L’été c’est moi together for $9 with the coupon code “summerlove” :)
A semi-fitted summer pullover that can be dressed up with linen trousers or dressed down with denim shorts.
Thera is the Ancient Greek name for the island known today as Santorini or Fira.
XXXS: 30” / 76 cm; XXS: 32” / 81 cm; XS: 34” / 86.5 cm; S: 36” / 91.5 cm; M: 38” / 97 cm; L: 40” / 102 cm; XL: 42” / 107 cm; 2X: 44” / 112 cm; 3X: 46” / 117 cm; 4X: 48” / 122 cm bust circumference.
Shown in size XS on a person with a 86 cm / 34” bust and a 94 cm / 37” hip.
The sweater is intended to be worn with little to no ease around the bust and upper arms and some drape around the waist.
The pattern contains detailed advice for adapting the sweater to your individual requirements.
XXXS: 670 yds / 610 m; XXS: 790 yds / 720 m; XS: 910 yds / 830 m; S: 1010 yds / 920 m; M: 1100 yds / 1000 m; L: 1200 yds / 1100 m; XL: 1300 yds / 1190 m; 2X: 1390 yds / 1270 m; 3X: 1470 yds / 1340 m; 4X: 1540 yds / 1410 m.
The original was knitted in Lana Grossa Mare which is a reasonably priced yarn from one of the biggest German yarn manufacturers, but it might not be as easily available elsewhere. (I am not particularly suggesting it either. It just happened to be on sale at a local shop back in 2011 when I was looking for yarn for a summer sweater…)
To achieve a similar result, a yarn with cotton, linen, silk, viscose or rayon content should be used. The yarn should be smooth, for clear stitch definition in the lace pattern, and heavy enough to produce a nice drape. Chainette type yarns are particularly recommended.
22 sts / 30 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette stitch.
Keep in mind that plant fibre yarns have a tendency to stretch with wash and wear, so blocking your swatch is essential. Also, if you are in between two sizes, choose the smaller one because the garment will be stretchy enough.
Use the needle size that gives you the required gauge, most likely 3.5 - 4mm / US 4-6.
You will need a medium long circular needle (60 - 100 cm / 24 - 40”) to knit the body in the round. The sleeves can be worked with “magic loop” or with dpns.
The sweater is worked bottom up in the round. At the armholes it is split, the front and the back are worked flat with armhole and neckline shaping and optional shoulder shaping, then joined at the shoulders. The sleeves are knitted into the armholes from the top down with short row shaping for the sleeve cap. Finally stitches are picked up for the neckline finishing.
The lace pattern is charted. You cannot work this design without using the charts.
Die Anleitung wird spätestens im Juni 2015 auch auf Deutsch erhältlich sein.