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Jenn's Cullum Tee

Up next in our week of linen we have Jenn in her light and elegant Cullum Tee. Knit with Quince & Co.'s lightest linen yarn, Sparrow this shadowy summer shirt is more beautiful than we can stand! Tell us more about it Jenn.

 Jenn's Cullum Tee

Jenn's Cullum Tee in Quince and Co. Sparrow

I've have had a sweater quantity of Sparrow in my stash for a year.  I decided that when it was ready, it would tell me what it wanted to be.  When Quince & Co. released a collection of black linen knit, my stashed Sparrow started screaming at me. I started the shirt less than a week after the pattern was released. 

Jenn's Cullum Tee from the Quince & Co Linen Noir Colleciton

Pattern: Cullum by Isabell Kraemer for the Linen Noir Collection for Quince & Co. 
Materials: 9 skeins of Quince & Co. Sparrow in Ash (available in-store)
Size Made: 50¾
Modifications: shortened the arm holes

Jenn's Cullum Tee

I love the boxy shape of the top.  It's my go-to summer fit.  The lace details add so much to this simple garment.  I'm excited to wear it to a dressy summer event and for sunny afternoon bike rides. 

Lace detail on Jenn's Cullum Tee

Nothing ever fits me around my shoulder and upper bust.  I took almost 2 inches out of the arm holes after the garment was blocked.  I simply sewed them up like a seam.  It would have been better for me to take those inches out in the knitting, rather than after, but I love how the garment fits now.  I also modified the neckline.  The pattern asks you to pick up the stitches around the neckline and create a short garter neckline.  My neckline also ended up a bit bigger than I wanted (I think my gauge was slightly off).  I chose to do my neckline like Joji Locatelli's Boxy.  I did 4 rows of stockinette and cast off. It brought the neckline in just enough.

Jenn in her Sparrow Cullum Tee

If I made another Cullum top, I would probably go down one more needle size. I'm a tight knitter with wool, I learned that linen is another creature altogether. I did a swatch and figured I was close enough. I should have done another swatch with a US3 needle.  I would also keep the rib stitch down the sides. I didn't leave it out on purpose, so much as I just missed the detail until I was far enough along I didn't want to rip it all out.  Either way, I love my Cullum!

Close up of Jenn's Cullum Tee



Comments on this post (1)

  • Jun 20, 2017

    Your Cullum is beautiful! I am knitting one right now and really appreciate your pattern notes. :)

    — MA

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