Twist

Patons Unen Touch comes in 12 attractive, muted colours.

Casually rumpled linen is a classic sumtnerfibre, but it's also great for autumn knits when you want an extra layer but notthefull insulating warmth of an animal fibre like wool. Here designer Pat Menchini has used Patons Linen Touch, a beautiful blend of cotton and linen, to create a jumper perfect for lazy days.

Both cotton and linen give great stitch definition, so Linen Touch wasthe ideal choiceforthe cable on this jumper, although as there's not a lot of stretch in eitherfibre, make sure you knit to the correct tension. "Thisyarn is perfect forthis type of design," Pat says. As well astwo 'strands' moving across each other to create the cable, each strand is itself ribbed. The cable splits atthe neckline and one strand carries on up each side, clearly defining it.

The patterns don't stop there. Most of the jumper is knitted in reverse stocking stitch, ("It throws up the pattern detail, giving a bolder effect," says Pat) but in addition to that there a re attractive blackberry stitch panels running upthe body and around the edges of the dropped shoulders.

One pattern, three looks

If you already think this jumper looks versatile, we've got even better news for you: as well as the long-sleeved version you can see in the pictures, Pat has included instructions for sleeveless and short-sleeved versions, so if you wantatanktopfor wearing over blouses or prefer a short-sleeved V-neck to one with full-length sleeves, you can knit the jumper just the way you like it, "You can choose to knit it for late summer, or indeed more of an autumn/ winter design," says Pat,

Whatever sleeve length you choose, we think you'll get a lot of wear out ofthis casual jumper. The moreyou wear it, the more the linen rumples and the softer and comfler It gets. Cast on now for a relaxing autumn!

Pattern

You will need.

Pa torts, Linen Touch DK

Red (30), 50g/100m A pair of 314mm needles A pair of 4mm needles For where to buy, see page 92

Tension

Yarn used knits as DK to this tension:

22 sts and 30 rows to measure 4x4in (10x10cm) over rev stst using4mm needles.

SIZING GUIDE

Sizing colour key

So you can re-use this pattern, we've colour-coded the sizing instructions. Simply follow our colour-coded measurements andyou're off.

Keep your tension the same for both the bobbly cuffs and the reverse stocking stitch of the main fabric.

SIZING GUIDE

SIZE

8

10

12

14

16

18

in

32

34

36

38

40

42

TO FIT BUST

86

cm

81

91

97

102

107

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