Dunedrifter by Wool & Pine


June 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in US 4 Stockinette Knit Flat and in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
570 - 1220 yards (521 - 1116 m)
33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48)(51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66)" 84 (91, 99, 107, 114, 122)(130, 137, 145, 152, 160, 168)cm
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Introducing Dunedrifter, a breezy new top designed to sweep you off your feet and carry you straight to the heart of summer. Knit with Fru Valborg Silky Yak Singles, a luscious blend of 65% Merino, 20% Silk, and 15% Yak, this pattern delivers a summer top that is as versatile as it is gorgeous. Opt for a blended fingering weight yarn for perfect drape on balmy summer days, making this top an easy-to-wear, go-to piece for your handknit collection.

Dunedrifter features a unique, side-to-side construction, starting with the right sleeve, knitted in the round. The pattern then switches to a flat knit, adding extra stitches for the back, seamlessly incorporating a stunning and crisp lace motif. This approach continues onto the front, combining stockinette and lace for a beautifully shaped neckline. The front and back are then joined using a three-needle bind off, followed by the completion of the left sleeve in the round. This unique construction method lets you craft a beautiful lace pattern that stretches across the bottom of the top, adding a fun and eye-catching detail to your summer knit. Ready to dive into the Dunedrifter details? Check out the schematic & custom fit video on our site!

What truly sets Dunedrifter apart is the casual yet chic design, with rolled-edge sleeves and subtle neckline shaping. The pattern’s recommended 2-6” positive ease results in a breezy silhouette, perfect for those carefree sunny days. Paired with denim shorts and your favorite summer soundtrack, it’s all you need for those spontaneous beach outings.

For Dunedrifter, we’ve ensured that versatility goes beyond just styling. This pattern is suited for advanced beginners, offering an engaging project that combines lacework and easy shaping techniques in a fresh, unique construction. Pattern includes both written and charted instructions along with video tutorials.

Dunedrifter beautifully captures the essence of summer, making it a must-add to your knitting project list this season. Grab your knitting needles and drift into the sun-kissed landscape of summer with Dunedrifter.

Yarn: While unfortunately the dyer Fru Valborg has since closed their doors, we highly recommend both Foxy Lady by The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers and Linum Singles by Miss La Motte. When shopping for yarn, look for a blended single-ply fingering weight yarn for perfect drape on balmy summer days. Check out the projects tab for even more suggestions by our fabulous Dunedrifter test knitters.

Fru Valborg Silky Yak Singles - 65% Merino superwash 20% Silk 15% Yak

570 (620,680, 720,770,840, 880)(940, 1000, 1060, 1120, 1220) yards

525 (570, 622, 660, 705, 770, 805)(860, 915, 970, 1024, 116) meters

Sizing: For Dunedrifter, we suggest choosing a size that allows for 2-6” of positive ease at the bust. Not sure what ‘positive ease’ means? Simply put, it’s extra room in your garment for a comfortable fit. For example, if your full bust measures 40”, choose a finished size of 42” for 2” ease or size 45” for a breezy 5” ease. Pick what feels best for you! Curious about the Dunedrifter dimensions? Head over to our site for the full schematic.

Bust: 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48)(51, 54, 57, 60, 63, 66)“
84 (91, 99, 107, 114, 122)(130, 137, 145, 152, 160, 168)cm

Bicep: 10 (10.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12, 13.5)(15.5, 17, 18.5, 19.5, 21, 22.5)“
25 (27, 27, 29, 30, 34)(39, 43, 47, 50, 53, 57)cm

Body Length: 12.5 (, 12.5, 12.5, 13)(13, 13, 13, 13.5, 13.5, 13.5)“ 32(32,32,32, 32,33)(33, 33,33, 34,34,34)cm