Summer Sweater Pattern


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The Summer Sweater is the second design in the Kelbourne Woolens Year of Sweaters. This knit tee shirt pattern is designed in our perfect lightweight summer yarn, Mojave, a crisp and cool blend of cotton and linen.

The Summer Sweater is as fun to knit as it is to wear – Courtney had so much fun designing this one! With breezy lace sleeves and a soft V-neck shape, Courtney based the design loosely on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s popular Hurry-Up-Last-Minute Sweater (aka the December Sweater) from Knitter’s Almanac, but with summer fun in mind. This lightweight summer t-shirt is worked in the round from the top-down so you can choose to go cropped or knit it longer for more coverage.

Courtney Kelley
Kelbourne Woolens Mojave: Smoke Gray 046; 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins.
23.5 sts +33 rows = 4” (10 cm)in Stockinette Stitch on larger ndls, after blocking.
1–US 3 (3.25 mm) 16″ (40cm) circular
1–US 3 (2.75mm) 24” (60 cm) circular.
1–US 5 (2.75mm) 24” (60 cm) circular.
Take time to check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary
Tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch marker
38.24 (42.25, 46, 50, 54.25, 58.5, 62.75, 66)” [97 (107.5, 117, 127, 138, 148.5, 159.5, 167.5)cm] finished bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 4-8” (10-20 cm) ease, as desired. Sample shown measures 39.5”. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
Working in the round, picking up stitches, simple yarn over patterning.

Images: Linette Kielinski / Team Kielinski⁠⁠