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4 Day KAL 2023: Choosing Yarn for the Lemon Spritz Tee

Marie Greene's 2023 4 Day KAL pattern, Lemon Spritz, is now available for pre-order on Ravelry and the Olive Knits website. Purchasing now gets you a planning document that will help you choose a size, select yarn, and start swatching. On June 30, you will receive the full pattern. 

Our free pattern download codes have all been claimed. We can't wait to see all your beautiful sweaters on the needles!

Recommended yarns for Lemon Spritz

These are DK-weight yarns that include cotton, silk, linen, hemp or bamboo.

Sweater Sizes and Yarn Quantities

Sizes: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL)
Designed to be worn with approximately 2-3 in positive ease.

Bust Circumference of Finished Garment: 35.75 (39.25, 42.25, 45.75, 48.75, 52.25, 56, 61, 65.5) in

Yarn Quantities: 720 (778, 840, 907, 980, 1058, 1143, 1245, 1357) yards

Our Swatches

We swatched with two of our suggested yarns (one that contains wool and one that does not) to help knitters visualize the different ways that yarns might behave in this pattern. 

Both swatches were knit on the same needles (US 5/3.75 mm) by the same knitter with the same number of lace pattern repeats (four across and two up). Both were soaked in cool water with wool wash for 30 minutes and then pinned to dry with the lace gently stretched to open it up.

Two swatches of the Lemon Spritz lace pattern side by side

The blue-green swatch is made from The Fibre Co. Luma (50% wool, 25% cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk). It came out a bit larger, has crisper stitch definition, a heathered appearance, and a heavier feel.

The yellow swatch is made from Kelbourne Woolens Mojave (60% cotton, 40% linen). It came out a bit smaller, especially in row gauge (height). The stitches are more open, and the fabric is lighter with a lot of drape. The colors are bright and clear.

Both of these swatches, as well as our sample of the finished tee, are available in the shop for you to see and feel, and we have swatches and samples of our other suggested yarns as well. Our staff is always happy to help you with your yarn choice in the store, on the phone, and via e-mail!