When I was considering what new project to knit, I looked up and noticed a doily that my great-grandmother, Minnie Clough, had tatted in a classic pineapple motif. I liked the flow of the lines and thought the pattern was just what I was looking for.
Minnie’s simple design makes a great garment for at least three seasons. And after all the work you put into knitting a sweater, it’s good to be able to wear it often. The dainty lace pattern allows you to use the cover-up for dressy occasions, and it works just as well at the beach. The loose fit means it looks great on all body types.
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35% linen, 35% wool, 30% baby alpaca
Soft Linen is composed of an interesting blend of fibers: cool, crisp linen, soft, warm alpaca and elastic wool. Together they make a soft yarn that’s comfortable to wear all year round. Garments knitted in Soft Linen have a nice drape while providing just the right amount of warmth. When knitted in an airy lace pattern, Soft Linen is great for transitional garments like Grace’s top. Wear it over a tank in warm weather or long sleeves when the weather gets cooler.
The Pineapple Lace Pattern in Minnie’s Cover Up uses an increase that makes nine stitches in one stitch. The increase is worked by alternating knitting and purling in the same stitch a total of nine times before dropping the stitch off the left needle. Increasing this many stitches in a single stitch causes an eyelet or hole in the row below, which fits in neatly with the yarn overs used in the rest of the pattern.
Learn how to make an m8.
Here is the free downloadable Soft Linen Minnie's Cover Up pattern.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1, page 2