Roma is an easy summer shell with cap sleeves. It's designed using Erika Knight Studio Linen and BC Garn Tussah Tweed knit together, and Studio Linen knit alone, to create a light and airy fabric with tremendous drape. It'll show a hint of your cami underneath. Wear it to work or out for the evening because it will dress up or down.
If you already know how to knit and purl, and want to learn basic garment shaping and construction, this is a great next project for you.
Our Row House Tutorial Design integrates our skills videos via hotlinks in the PDF to teach you how to work ribbing, shape a neckline and cap sleeves, and seam a garment. You should already be comfortable knitting and purling before you start.
38½ (41½, 44¾, 48, 51¼, 54½, 57½, 60¾)" bust circumference
22¼ (23½, 24¼, 25, 25¾, 26¾, 27¼, 27¾)" long from shoulder to lower edge
15 sts & 21 rows = 4" in striped stockinette st (2 rows MC and CC held together, then 2 rows MC only).
Recommended yarns are Erika Knight Studio Linen and BC Garn Tussah Tweed. You will need 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) of Erika Knight Studio Linen and 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) of BC Garn Tussah Tweed. Our model is in Erika Knight Studio Linen Neo and BC Garn Tussah Tweed #10. Because this design blends two yarns from two different makers, please be careful when substituting yarns.
Size 6.5 mm (US size 10 1/2) straight needles
Removable stitch markers
Tapestry needle (for sewing in the ends)