Knitting, SweetGeorgia

Summer in Provence from “High Tea”

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!

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.

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).

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

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.



About Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick is a knitwear designer and writer raising a family just outside the Great Smoky Mountains in Eastern Tennessee. As the Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, her days (and heart) are filled to the brim with knitting, art, writing, editing, planning, and finding ways to put it all together. In the midst of that fibre-filled life, you'll find her living simply in the sweet spot where creativity, discovery, parenthood, and life intertwine.

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