Bust circumference of 33 (35/37/39/43/47) inches.
Keep in mind that the yarn will grow a bit after washing.
Length : 21½ (22/22½/22¾/23¼/23½) inches / 55 (56/57/58/59/60) cm.
Chest (measured under the arms) : 13½ (14¼/14¾/15¼/16/16¾) inches / 34 (36/37.5/39/41/42.5) cm.
580 (620/660/710/770/820) yards / 530 (560/600/650/700/750) meters of fingering weight linen (pattern sample shown in Katia 100% Lino in Rusty Red).
Circular needles US#4 / 3.5 mm – choose a length appropriate for your size.
4 stitch markers.
Using US#4 / 3.5 mm needles, in stockinette st. : 25 sts x 31 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches before blocking and 24 sts x 32 rounds after blocking.
Please see our standard abbreviations
BoRM: Beginning of Round Marker
Stitch Pattern for sleeves and bottom:
- When worked flat : *1 purl row, then 5 rows in stockinette st (beginning with a purl row)*
- When worked in the round : *1 purl round, 5 knit rounds*.
CO 66 (66/70/70/74/74) sts.
Work flat to form the neckline, following the Stitch Pattern on the sleeves only:
Row 1: [front : kfb, kfb, PM], [sleeve : kfb, k13 (13/14/14/15/15), kfb, PM], [back : kfb, k30 (30/32/32/34/34), kfb, PM], [sleeve : kfb, k13 (13/14/14/15/15), kfb, PM], [front : kfb, kfb].
Row 2: purl.
Row 3 (V neck increase row): kfb, *work until 1 st. before M, kfb, slip M, kfb, rep from * 3 more times, k until 1 st before end, kfb.
Row 4: purl.
Repeat rows 3 and 4, 12 (12/13/13/14/14) more times. That is 14 (14/15/15/16/16) inc. rows in total ; you should have the same number of stitches for the Back as for the 2 Fronts together, that is 60 (60/64/64/68/68) sts for each and 43 (43/46/46/49/49) sts for each sleeve.
On next row, join the 2 fronts to work in the round: *work until 1 st before M, kfb, slip M, kfb, rep from * 3 more times, k until M, slip M (this is the new BoRM).
Now, work in the round, still following the Stitch Pattern on the sleeves. Work 1 round without increasing, then :
Round 1 (regular inc rnd): *kfb, work until 1 st. before M, kfb, slip M* 4 times.
Round 2: knit.
Repeat rounds 1 and 2, 5 (7/7/9/9/11) more times.
Work *2 rounds without increasing, work rounds 1 and 2, rep from * 1 more time. Work 4 rounds without increasing.
In total, from the neckline, there are 23 (25/26/28/29/31) increasing rows/rounds ; you will have 278 (294/308/324/338/354) sts.
Removing raglan markers as you go, bind off 61 (65/68/72/75/79) sts purlwise, k78 (82/86/90/94/98), bind off 61 (65/68/72/75/79) sts purlwise, k78 (82/86/90/94/98).
On next round, CO 4 sts under each arm. PM in the middle of new sts under the both arms (the marker under the left arm is the new BoRM); 164 (172/180/188/196/204) sts.
Work in stockinette st (knit every round).
At 19 (19/20/20/21/21) cm / 7½ (7½/7¾/7¾/8¼/8¼) inches from underarms, increase on each side : *knit until 1 st. before M, M1, k1, slip M, k1, M1, rep from * 1 more time.
Repeat these increases every 15 rounds, 3 more times ; 180 (188/196/204/212/220) sts.
At 10¼ (10¼/10½/10½/11/11) inches/26 (26/27/27/28/28) cm from underarms, work following the same Stitch Pattern as for the sleeves : *purl 1 round, knit 5 rounds, rep from * 5 more times. Bind off purlwise and loosely.
Weave in ends and block.
About the designer : Christine of L’Atelier des Glénettes
Christine lives in a quiet and peaceful corner of France. She finds her inspiration in the nature (trees, flowers, birds, skies) of the surrounding country and in her two lively growing children.
She prefers to design simple, easy to wear garments and accessories, but always with a stylish touch.
You can find her other designs on Ravelry (L’Atelier des Glénettes).