Mar 29, 2016 :: by Leila Raabe
Working with our heavy-worsted weight organic linen Kestrel, Cecily chose to keep this one to minimal details. That gorgeous lace panel on the body's front reminds us of stained glass, and it forms the centerpiece to this otherwise classic and understated garment. Trimmed in single rib at neck, cuffs, and hem, the pullover is comprised of smooth stockinette stitch throughout the rest of the body and three-quarter sleeves.
Written for nine sizes from 32" through 56" finished bust measurement, with 1" positive ease shown on our model, Adelaide requires between 8-14 skeins of our lovely Kestrel yarn. The garment is worked from the top down in the round, with raglan shaping at the shoulders, all of which add up to making this an easy, quick and satisfying summer knit.
Love Cecily's and the rest of the Quince design team's patterns? Don't forget, we've bundled the three spring collections for 2016 together so you can have Piper 2016, Sparrow 2016, and Kestrel 2016—make your selection from the dropdown menu on any of the collection pages to get these wonderful designs bundled at a sweet price.
Below, we pulled a small selection of pretty Kestrel shades off the shelf to kick-start your imagination for color alternates—to me, these colors just sing summertime and living easy:
kestrel colors left to right: turtle, yarrow, rosehip, aegean