Calyx Pullover by Elizabeth Doherty

Our Calyx pullover sample has just arrived at My Sister Knits!  This sweater, designed by Elizabeth Doherty, will take you from summer evenings into fall days.

Calyx Pullover
Calyx, by Elizabeth Doherty

Calyx is knit with two yarns from Shibui Knits, one strand of fingering weight Reed (100% linen) held with one strand of sport weight Twig (46% linen, 42% silk, 12% wool). This combination makes approximately a worsted weight which will knit up fairly quickly!

This slightly boxy sweater pattern is written so thoroughly that it sets every knitter up for success!  It, along with Elizabeth’s other patterns, fulfills your ‘easy seamless sweaters to knit’ goal.  They are easy because of her precise, clear, thorough directions.

When reading over the instructions for Calyx, it’s obvious that Elizabeth keeps knitters at the forefront of her mind when she writes patterns.  There are detailed notes on blocking the swatches (one for lace and one for stockinette), the pick up rate when picking up stitches, and whether to bind off knit-wise or purl-wise.  Plus there are exact short-row instructions for those of us who need to be reminded every time we work them!

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Close up of the front lace detail

Elizabeth also offers tips and tricks such as how to soften the corners of a stepped bind off.  She adds notes of encouragement when tricky parts appear!

Calyx has a large, easy to read graph for the lace parts.  Find information on reading graphs here.

This stylish pullover has modified drop sleeves and icord edging at the hem and sleeves.  A lateral braid is fun to work, adds a distinctive detail, and stabilizes the fabric.  In addition, the tweediness of Twig enhances the Calyx pullover with an upscale look!

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Close up of the sleeve lace detail

We encourage you to come in, examine, and try on this great transitional piece!  You can dream of cool fall days while you’re knitting with linen which won’t make you hot!

 

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