July in the Northern hemisphere means long days of hot weather and cool clothing. One of my favourite Summer fibres is Bamboo. With its wonderful drape, subtle sheen and cool comfort, Be Sweet’s Bamboo makes the perfect yarn for a stylish alternative to the T-shirt.
I designed Elka Park when I wanted a cool top to wear with my shorts or flowing skirt. It looks much more special than a T-shirt, and its details keep this from being a mindless knit.
Starting at the bottom edge, Elka Park features a purl band below and above the rib section, then continues in the round with mirrored cables at each side “seam”. (There are no seams!)
The upper part of Elka Park divides at the armholes and is worked back and forth in rows of elongated stitches to form an attractive wave pattern.
Be Sweet Bamboo comes in a wide range of colours, both solid and beautifully variegated shades, plenty of delicious flavours to choose from, and all are calorie-free!
Elka Park details:
Elka Park is a perfect sweater to throw on during the warmer months. Fun and quick to knit, featuring a snug, low waistband, relaxed body with mirror-cabled sides, textured, lacy yoke and dropped shoulders. Fabulous with your favourite skirts, shorts or as a beach cover-up. Bring on the heat and shine in the sun!
To Fit Chest : 32 (34, 36-38, 40, 42-44, 46, 48-50)”/81 (86, 91.5- 96.5, 101.5, 106.5-111.5, 117, 122-127)cm
Be Sweet Bamboo (100% Hand Dyed Bamboo), 110yds/100m, 1.7oz/50g.
7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) Skeins of #622 Silver Green
Or yarn that knits to specified gauge.
1 24”/60cm or longer US 3/3.25mm circular needle
1 24”/60cm or longer US 7/4.50mm circular needle
22 stitches x 26 rows = 4”/10cm worked in Stockinette Stitch in the round, using 7/4.50mm knitting needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge.
Drop me a line in the comments section if you have any questions about Elka Park or Be Sweet Bamboo. I’ll be happy to help out if you need my advice, and I always love to see your work-in-progress (WIP) and finished object (FO) photos!
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