Athena jumper

After I had finished another Bulle, I took a break from knitting or crocheting. Not only was the summer very busy, but also extremely hot, so I did not really feel like doing anything with yarn. However, then around the end of July, my hands started itching again. That’s how I rediscovered a batch of cotton yarn I had bought a while back with a particular purpose I had now completely forgotten about. So high time to find a new purpose for it.
A little rooting around Ravelry brought this Athena jumper by Drops Design to my attention.

© Drops Design 161-9 Athena

The pattern is written for Drops Paris, which is also a 100% cotton yarn. My gauge swatch was a little off with my Zeeman Cotton, but that could easily be adapted by knitting a size smaller than what I usually make.


When I started this project, I didn’t really expect to end up with a nice, wearable sweater. I feared it would become unflattering and boxy, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I’m actually really happy with this new sweater in my closet. It’s perfect for a cooler summer evening or the beginning of spring or autumn 🙂

The details
Pattern: 161-9 Athena Jumper by DropsDesign
Yarn: Zeeman Cotton in colour #27
Needle: 5,0mm for the base & 5,5mm for the ribbing
My gauge: with 5,5mm: 10cm² = 15st x 25r
Size: Small
Amount of yarn: 554 gram or 818 meter
Ravelry project: Athena trui