This summer tee, knit in stockinette and punctuated with garter blocks that increase in density from the hem to the flattering V- neck, is casual and comfortable. A simple silhouette and garter stitch neck and armhole edges that are knit along with the body make this a relaxing project - as easy to knit as it is to wear.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust - 30½ (36, 41½, 47)(52½, 58¼, 63¾)".
Intended to be worn with 2-4" of ease.
Length - 21¼ (21¾, 23, 23¾)(24¼, 25½, 26¼)".
YARN: 650 (775, 925, 1075)(1220, 1405, 1575) yds sport or fingering weight cotton or cotton/linen blend.
Shown in Kelbourne Woolens "Mojave" (60% cotton, 40% linen; 185yds/169m/50g) - 420 Sky Blue.
4 (5, 5, 6)(7, 8, 9) skeins.
NEEDLES: U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) straight or circular needles.
U.S. size 4 (3.5mm) straight or circular needles.
Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge.
OTHER: Stitch holders, extra needle in larger size for 3-needle bind off, removable stitch markers.
GAUGE: 26 sts/34 rows = 4" in stockinette on larger needles, blocked.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. Techniques include long tail cast on, German short rows, decreases, and 3-needle bind off.
CONSTRUCTION: Back and front are knit separately from the bottom up, with neck and armhole garter edges worked at the same time. Shoulders are shaped with short rows and joined with 3-needle bind off. Sides are seamed.