About Gone to SeedEffortless summer style in an ultra-wearable silhouette, this fit-focused design is a celebration of the yarns we turn to as the season turns. Gone to Seed by Jennifer L Parroccini Designs evokes ears of wheat, cornsilk, late season Atlantic tides when the water finally warms, and the way sand cools first in the purpling shadows of summer’s fading warmth. Gone to Seed is a sleeveless, drop-shouldered button down with a plunging v-neck and lace saddle ...
About Gone to Seed
Effortless summer style in an ultra-wearable silhouette, this fit-focused design is a celebration of the yarns we turn to as the season turns. Gone to Seed by Jennifer L Parroccini Designs evokes ears of wheat, cornsilk, late season Atlantic tides when the water finally warms, and the way sand cools first in the purpling shadows of summer’s fading warmth.
Gone to Seed is a sleeveless, drop-shouldered button down with a plunging v-neck and lace saddle shoulders. The tee is graded to fit full busts 28- 72”, and includes optional instructions for short-row bust shaping in four sizes. Knitters will begin with two lace panels for the shoulders, which are joined by a back neck panel. Stitches are picked up and worked from the top down for the fronts and backs. Stitches are picked up and ribbed trim is worked for the sleeves and hem. Stitches are picked up and worked in garter stitch for the neckline and button band
About the designer
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jen is a product of Maryland’s tidewater region, and her roots are in the shallow inland bays, rows of grain and fields of grass bent by the wind of flat horizons, and towering thunderheads piled high above sandy, hollow pine forests. Jen centers her work relentlessly around fit, size-inclusion, and heirloom finishing. She offers patterns, classes, grading and consulting services to both knitters and designers. Her background includes tailoring, costuming, and spreadsheet jockeying.
In August 2022, The Fibre Co. founder Daphne interviewed Jen via Instagram Live to discuss their ‘Gone to Seed’ design and the inspiration to use The Fibre Co. yarn, Meadow. You can enjoy the full video interview below!
- PDF of Gone to Seed knitting pattern by Jennifer L Parroccini Designs
- 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) [3, 3, 3,] (3, 3, 3, 4) hanks of The Fibre Co. Meadow (40% Merino wool, 25% Baby llama, 20% Silk, 15% Linen 498m (545 yd) per 100 g hank)
- Free Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
The photos show the pullover in the shade Prairie. Choose from any shade of The Fibre Co. Meadow as shown above.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8] (9, 10, 11, 12)
Pick a Garment Size
Choose the size closest to your actual upper chest measurement: 28 (32.75, 36, 39.25, 42.5) [45.75, 49, 52.25] (55.5, 58.75, 62, 65.25) inches / 70 (82, 90, 98, 106.5) [114.5, 122.5, 130.5] (139, 147, 155, 163) cm.
Upper chest is measured above the full bust, at an angle close to diagonal beneath the underarms, and straight across the back.
Finished bust circumference: 38.5 (42.5, 46.75, 50.75, 54.5) [58.75, 62.75, 66.75] (70.5, 74.5, 78.75, 82.75) inches / 96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 136.5) [147, 157, 167] (176.5, 186.5, 197, 207) cm
Finished armhole circumference: 15 (16, 17, 17.75, 19.25) [20.25, 22, 22.75] (25.25, 25.5, 27, 28) inches / 37.5 (40, 42.5, 44.5, 48) [50.5, 55, 57] (63, 64, 67.5, 69.5) cm
Gone to Seed is designed to fit with approximately 10 inches / 25 cm of positive ease at the fullest part of your bust.
You will also need:
All garment sizes use both needle sizes:
- 1 pair 3.5mm (US 4) needles, or as needed to obtain gauge, for working the body – straight or circular suitable.
- 1 pair 2.75 mm (US 2) needles, or two US sizes smaller than size A, for working the trim.
- Circular needles needed for the armholes, straight or circular suitable for the hem.
- 12 Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
- 3/8 inch / 1 cm buttons
- Button thread or embroidery floss
- Sewing needle