Apr 07, 2016 :: by Leila Raabe
Today we release our first new design for the month of April: Introducing the Bronwen pullover by Véronik Avery.
Intended for warmish-weather wearing—especially if you live in a fickle springtime region like we do, where the weather still has us whipping back and forth between wardrobes—a sweater like this fits the bill. Worked in our Sparrow organic linen, with timeless stripes and an updated classic design, there's more to Bronwen than meets the eye.
A seamed garment in four pieces—front, back, and sleeves—we think of this as a sweater project for the adventurous knitter. Véronik drafted the fit of the upper arm and shoulder using asymmetric shaping in the sleeve cap and armhole, with differing front and back sides of each piece to flatter the body (rather than being identical, the sleeves are shaped specifically as a left and right sleeve). We took care in pattern writing to make it easy to follow the shaping for your specific size, with clear and straightforward instructions for any skill level.
Polishing off the construction of Bronwen is the use of cabled decreases to shape the armholes and sweeping, open neckline. The stripes are offset by solid color sections at the body hem, shoulders, and ribbed trims.
Véronik worked her sample in Sparrow colors Moon and Citron. Here are a few alternate color pairing suggestions we came up with:
sparrow pairings - top row, left to right: truffle and eclipse, birch and pigeon, lunar and eleuthera. bottom row, left to right: sky and moon, venice and fundi, fen and sans