Sideways pullover in an eyelet pattern with a center join to enable it to hang straight like a sail or Vela - Italian for sail. Oversized body with narrow sleeves to minimize the volume. Vela ends in a round neck with ribbing. Dress it up with a cowl, that can be worn once or twice around your neck. Perfect for summer, knitted in a lovely cotton mix yarn called Hempathy from Elsebeth Lavold with a crisp stitch definition.
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold, Hempathy (41% cotton, 34% hemp, 25% modal, 50 g, 140 m/153 yds). Sample is knitted in Kingfisher Blue 61: Pullover: 13 (16, 19) balls; 1806 (2226, 2646) m. Cowl: 6 balls; 818 m. Note: Yarn is held double throughout.
Gauge: 18 sts and 20 rows with 2 strands held together in st st using 5 mm/US 8 needle measures 10 cm/4" square.