Do I want a pullover or a cardigan?
Will I go for long or cropped?
Boxy fit or siren-style waist shaping?
Long or short sleeves???
Choose what you like best (or what your climate is suggesting to you) and go for either the fun short or the sophisticated ¾ length.
The design is mostly shaped by short-rows. I wanted to experiment with the shaping of the body and to make it comfortable and ample, but still with an interesting form reminiscent of bells and tulips and the classic blouse shape of yore...
The same short rows are also providing some cute details in the width of the stripes at the end of the yoke (giving the impression that they just flow out of the ribbon stitch pattern of the sleeves) and at the body, where they transform the horizontal stripes into diagonal shapes near the sides.
The hem in moss stitch is worked with two strands of yarn held together, to provide a heavier and slightly rigid bottom border.
I already used this little feature in Funky Grandpa and Cocktail(Dress) before and I find that it is helping to "pull" a flowy and ample garment together, so as to avoid it looking frumpy or shapeless.
Very loose knitters, or people that want to use a non-elastic yarn like cotton, should go down one or two needle sizes for it to stay firm and not to flare, though.
DrawingStraws Pullover Pattern, by La Maison Rililie Designs
The yarn used for this project is called Leinen Los from Schoppel-Wolle.
After knitting, washing & blocking it, I can tell you that it definitely gets softer and smoother than it feels in the skein.
Thanks to the linen, It has very nice stitch definition and incredible drape.
If you tend to be extremely sensitive, you probably might not want to wear it next to your skin, but for my taste it is wonderful to wear...