Wench by Kathleen Dames


June 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
810 - 1620 yards (741 - 1481 m)
Women’s XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
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A saucy lass deserves an easy-to-knit and easy-to-wear pullover for warmer weather. The drape of the finished linen fabric will win you over, keeping you cool yet covered. This sweater was inspired by the shifts that all women used to wear, but now you can show it off. With picot edgings and drawstrings at neck and wrists, you’ll look just a bit fancy while feeling supremely comfortable.

Size/Finished Measurements
Women’s XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) (shown in size M with 2 inches of positive ease)
Chest: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54) inches
Length: 21 (21½, 22, 22¼, 22½, 22¾, 23) inches

Louet Euroflax Sport Weight (100% wet-spun linen 270 yards/247 meters per 100 gram skein); color: Neptune; 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins
US8/5.0mm 29-inch circular needle; US8/5.0mm 16-inch circular needle or DPNs; US8/5.0mm/Size H crochet hook
Waste yarn or stitch holders, stitch marker(s), tapestry needle, 3 yards/2.75 meters 1/4-inch/0.635cm ribbon or crocheted cords

Gauge in stockinette stitch
16 sts x 22 rows = 4 inches wide x 4 inches high

Skills Needed
Casting on
Binding off

Technical editing: Joeli Caparco
Photography: Nicholas Dames