• Idlewood
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Designed by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Idlewood is a top down, short sleeve, tunic with a huge cowl that may be worn as a hood. It is knit in one piece from the edge of the cowl down to the bottom hem and optional patch pockets are added.

I wanted something to wear to Rhinebeck (Yay!) that I wouldn’t be too warm in during the afternoon sun and that would fit comfortably under a jacket in the evening. And of course, it had to have a hood and pockets!

Maine Organic from Green Mountain Spinnery is listed as worsted weight, but I knit this at 3.75 sts per inch and just love the fabric. Wonderfully Wooly from GMS is the perfect substitute if you would like a more colorful option. Both these yarns are spun the same and will look and drape the same at the same gauge, and are very rustic wooly yarns, which I LOVE. If you are looking for a soft wool option, Osprey from Quince and Co is perfect and amazing and super soft.

  • Maine Organic by Green Mountain Spinnery (100% Organic Wool; 4 oz = approx 250 yards)
  • 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) hanks Natural Dark
  • Approx yards needed - 850 (1000, 1060, 1120, 1190, 1260, 1330) yards
  • One set double pointed needles (dpns) size US 10 (6 mm). (For Sleeve Trim)
  • Needles:
  • One 29” circular size US 10 (6 mm). (For Body)
  • One 29” circular size US 10 ! (6.5 mm). (For Cowl Neck)
  • Other Materials:
  • Waist yarn or 2 large stitch holders
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sizes:
    33.5 (36.75, 40, 43.25, 46.5, 49.5, 53.75)” bust circumference.
    15 sts and 20 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch (St st) with smaller needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.
    Skill Level: