Idlewood is a top down, short sleeve, tunic with a huge cowl that may be worn as a hood. It is knit in one piece from the edge of the cowl down to the bottom hem and optional patch pockets are added.
I wanted something to wear to the Rhinebeck NY Sheep and Wool Festival (Yay!) that I wouldn’t be too warm in during the afternoon sun and that would fit comfortably under a jacket in the evening. And of course, it had to have a hood and pockets!
Maine Organic from Green Mountain Spinnery is listed as worsted weight, but I knit this at 3.75 sts per inch and just love the fabric. Wonderfully Wooly from GMS is the perfect substitute if you would like a more colorful option. Both these yarns are spun the same and will look and drape the same at the same gauge, and are very rustic wooly yarns, which I LOVE.
Here are the yarn requirements-
Finished Bust Measurements: 33 ½ (36 ¾, 40, 43 ¼, 46 ½, 49 ½, 53 ¾)”
Maine Organic by Green Mountain Spinnery (100% Organic Wool; 4 oz = approx 250 yards)
• 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) hanks Natural Dark
• Approx yards needed- 850 (1000, 1060, 1120, 1190, 1260, 1330) yards
Sample shown with 1” negative ease.
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