Soft notes of lavender wafted up in the fragrant black tea and I imagined the blooming flowers being picked from the fields in France. Lightly floral, with a surprisingly sweet taste, like the hint of lace that adorns this pullover.

Summer in Provence, worked in only two pieces, is the epitome of spring: lightly textural and delectably soft, especially in our new yarn, Flaxen Silk Fine (trust us – it’s like a dream against the skin). Whether you want to dress up for tea or stay relaxed with jeans, the sweet bit of lace adds just the right amount of delight in a pullover that has beautiful drape and definition.

 

Originally, I tossed around the idea of a dolman pullover with the lace decorating the entire body, but it was just too much, too fancy. Simplicity. I needed something that would be fast and simple to knit, while just as easy to wear, accessorize, or dress up. A piece that you didn’t have to think crazy hard about. So, I scratched out the first idea and sketched this up instead:

The finished results are so relaxed and so utterly comfortable, that I think it may very well be your favourite thing to pull out of the closet to wear all spring!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
33 ½ (37 ¼, 41, 44 ½, 48 ¼, 52, 55 ¾)” / 85 (94.5, 104, 113, 122.5, 132, 141.5) cm bust circumference, seamed
24 ½ (25 ½, 25 ¾, 26 ¼, 27 ¼, 27 ¾, 28 ¼)” / 62 (65, 65.5, 66.5, 69, 70.5, 72) cm garment length.
Intended to fit with 2 – 2 ¼” / 5 – 5.5 cm positive ease.

YARN
2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Flaxen Silk Fine in London Fog, (480 yds / 439 m total; 50% Linen, 50% Silk).

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 4 US / 3.5 mm needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
(8) locking stitch markers, yarn needle

GAUGE
26 sts and 33 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked unstretched.
26 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Lace pattern, blocked.

You can find Summer in Provence as an individual pattern or as part of our mini-collection, High Tea, both on our website and on Ravelry. What colour are you knitting in? Share your progress with us with the hashtag #sweetgeorgiayarns or #highteawithsweetgeorgia.

 

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