Donna Linen Tee / Pullover DOWNLOAD
At Bust: S/M 56” (L/XL 68”)
Suggested Fit: 14-24” positive ease. This is a personal preference, but it is intended to be a very oversized silhouette.
Shown in size S/M with approx. 20” positive ease
Main Color (MC)
Euroflax Sport Weight by Louet
100% Linen: 270yds (294m)/100g
4 (5) skeins, shown in Heron Grey
Contrast Color (CC)- optional
Sparrow by Quince & Co.
100% Organic Linen: 168 yds (183 m)/50g
1 skein, shown in Maize #219
This design utilizes simple lace patterns to create a beautiful linen pullover. It will work as a tunic for most women. Just throw it on with a tank in the warmer months (or long-sleeved top for cooler months) and some leggings.
Although Quince’s Sparrow was used for trim, it is not recommended to be used for the main fabric. It is thinner and will not give the same finished result.
This pattern was inspired by custom projects on Ravelry, where users combined the principles of a few different patterns. But there was no set gauge or design. I decided to organize their projects into a fully designed, set pattern and planned to offer it as a free pattern. As a native Floridian, I’ve seen firsthand the damage and residual effects of a major hurricane. After “hunkering down” for Irma and then watching the destruction caused by Maria in Puerto Rico, I decided that I will charge for the pattern and every cent will be donated to hurricane relief efforts. After all, someone should benefit from the hard work of putting together a pattern.
The name of the pattern comes from Hurricane Donna. Donna was a major hurricane that hit SW Florida in 1960 on the exact day Irma hit, September 10th.
Read more about knitting with linen HERE.
Read more about my transition to knitwear design HERE.