I’m swatching a linen yarn, Quince’s Sparrow. I’ve fallen in love with Pam Allen’s Perkins Cove sweater pattern. It’s a simple pullover with a delicate elongated stitch pattern and it looks perfect for summer.

My notoriously loose gauge will be an issue here. On the pattern recommendation of size 3 needles, I originally got 6 stitches to the inch. The pattern calls for 5.5 stitches to the inch and I’m told that the swatch will shrink significantly when blocked. So I’m going to try this again on size 2 needles and hope for the best when I block it.


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