the body is knit in one piece with a single seam at the bust expressing the angled knitting grain detail. the underarm seams align with the bust. the neckline rolls to reveal the contrasting garter stitch. completed with a perfect button.
upon washing: the yarn transforms. a gentle sheen reminding me of driftwood: the colour, the texture. stitches plumped making my stitchwork look perfectly even. with that linen drape we know and love.
this pattern lends itself to numerous variations:
3/4 sleeves, elbow length sleeves, cap sleeves or no sleeves
tie closure using i-cord, 5 buttons from waist to bust, snap tape sewn on, hook and eye, double breasted overlap or no closure (loose shrug style).
and so utterly perfect for dancing. i hope it makes you want to dance, too - i know i do!
ravelry pattern now available for purchase. and also paypal option on the sidebar. sizing: S, M, L, XL.
and because i'm so excited, i want to share the love around: i will select one winner from the comments and send you a free copy of the pattern [or a refund for your pattern if you just can't wait!].