What could be more tropical than a guayabera? I found this pattern in a fit of pique over the lack of summer-weight patterns for men. The original pattern was in a murky size of M/L...meaning wouldn't fit anybody.
So, I took things into my own hands...swatched, measured, used the pattern as a guide, got over the vapors from combining knitting and crochet with a Jack Daniels, got over the catarrh coughing fit from the fear of lace for men (real fast cure), and there you have it.
I found a great woven linen yarn that was one quarter the price of Louet, mixed up a color formula, and dove in.