Articles by Christina Drain

Monika’s Linen Pullover

Dreaming of warmer weather and future travel, Monika commissioned Christina to knit the Emporeio linen pull-over by Mona MicLeoid Designs. The Emporeio is a beautiful, breezy linen racer back style summer tank top that can easily be worn slightly more fitted or with a tiny bit of volume. Christina decided to knit the piece as instructed in the pattern, from bottom up, instead of the option of first working on the lace back on a provisional cast on, if for no other reason but to retain the charming box pleat detail.

Also, knowing Monika’s personality, Christina swapped out the given ladder-like lace pattern for a much more feminine English Leaf lace pattern. Using BC Garn Lino 100% linen yarn in a vibrant lime green (Monika’s favourite), has given the final garmentĀ  soft drape that will make it very comfortable to wear in our warm and humid summer months. Christina has her fingers crossed Monika will be able to don her new pull-over on her next trip south!