I finished a fantastic little summery top a couple weeks ago.
It's the Buchanan sweater from Kate Davie's wonderful little book appropriately titled "Yokes". The last sweater I made of hers was the whimsical Owls pullover. Sadly, I left it in storage and I want it back (along with that denim pencil skirt, ugh, sometimes I just miss my stuff).
There are several winners in the Yokes book. Loads of simple, creative designs that would be flattering to most- there is quite a bit of waist shaping worked into these patterns, which, hello, I can't do without.
This was designed with a heavier wool in mind- a mohair blend!- but I couldn't do a short-sleeved top in wool. In my mind, it called for cotton, specifically some of my jealously hoarded long-discontinued Rowan Calmer. It behaves like wool but it's nice and light weight, making it perfect for summery little tops that you dream of wearing. Lately, I've been in a "suns out, why am I freezing?" sort of place so it hasn't gotten any real use yet. I can't wait. Tomorrow is a warmer day according to the Met office.
I loved the colorwork on the Yoke of this. It's much bolder and graphic than traditional fair-isle yokes.