fresh and airy pullovers with an easy fit are summer essentials, especially for travelers. the aspergillum tunic (or crop top), is a great example—pull it on as a beach coverup or pair it with strappy sandals and a cami for evening cocktails—this piece has multiple lives.
knit here in deliciously cool hempshaugh lace (color buckwheat), it is light and slightly drapey. plus, it packs and unpacks without a wrinkle and dries within hours of washing.
worn loose with lots of ease or just a little, the fabric is stretchy and comfortable to fit a range of sizes from XS to 5X.
the unusual cable-and-lace stitch pattern is a real attention-getter, inspired by the texture of natural sea sponges. deeply ribbed hems and neck finishes complete the look with a rill of shifting rib that ripples in the breeze.
the garment is knit in two simple, rectangular pieces with a bit of neck shaping; a drop shoulder forms the “sleeves” which are completed with cuffs knit on to the armhole openings in ribbing to match the hem and neck finishes.
shown here is the tunic in size S/M (40 inches)—on ying fen (above) it is worn with eight inches of ease; on raina (below) it is worn with three or four inches of ease.
this top would be equally delicious (and a little bit more glam) in bare naked wools deco lace or chebris lace; i think the mohair option would be super sexy for fall and winter.
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This is lovely.
Nice to see you again! Aspergillum seems so versatile—I especially liked the photo where the neckline was up rather than down on the shoulders. Love the length!
Nice to see you again. Aspergillum is lovely. I particularly liked the photo where the neckline is up off the shoulders. Also, the length is great!
Beautiful! I really love that lace/cable motif. I’m imagining a shorter version in cotton… 🙂