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Palaver from the “Encounters” Collection


The word palaver means to chat aimlessly for hours about nothing. This sums up a crucial element of my friendship with fellow knitwear design Marie Greene of Olive Knits. The “Palaver” tank is part of a collaborative collection that I created with Marie as a celebration of fiber and friendship.

Palaver was inspired by long chats with good friends. Knit from the bottom up and in the round, this tank is simple and easy to knit but the elegant lace panel that works its way up the back of the tank makes it an entertaining project to create and a lovely versatile garment to wear. Worked up in Shibui Linen, Palaver is the answer to late summer heatwaves and early fall layering.


Finished Measurements:

32, (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, and 52”)

EASE: this pattern was written with aprox 2.5” of positive ease built into each size for a comfortably loose fit, so the 32 is actually more like 34.5, for a more fitted style I would recommend dropping down one size from what you would typically wear.


825, (875, 900, 925, 950, 975, 100, 1025, 1050, 1075, 1100) yards of fingering weight yarn. Sample worked in Shibui Linen. NOTE: linen behaves somewhat differently than wool or even cotton, so be sure to double check your gauge as you go along if using a yarn substitute


US size 3, 32” circular knitting needle or size needed to obtain gauge


27 sts x 40 rows per 4” and

6.75 sts x 10 rows per 1”


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