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Eastham Tee - knitting pattern

by Valerie Hobbs
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Contains:

  • Knitting pattern - written instructions and schematic
  • US imperial measurements
  • Suitable for intermediate knitters
  • Finished Bust Measurements: 32¼ - 51¾" (15 sizes)

Pattern measurements: only inches
Pattern paper format: only US letter

Description

This sweet little tee is perfect for spring and summer. The elliptical hem flares slightly for a flattering fit, and simple mesh lace at the top adds a breezy element.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust - 32¼ (33¾, 35¼, 36½, 38, 39¼, 40¾, 42) (43½, 44¾, 46¼, 47¾, 49, 50½, 51¾)". Intended to be worn with 0-2" of negative ease. Size shown is 32¼" with 1¾" of negative ease. Center back length - 21 (21½, 21½, 21½, 22, 22, 22, 22½)(22½, 23, 23, 23, 23, 23½, 23½)". Center front length - 2¼" shorter than center back length, approx 2-3" below waistline.

YARN: 645 (692, 723, 748, 798, 824, 856, 900)(935, 985, 1018, 1050, 1078, 1136, 1164) yds DK weight cotton or cotton blend. Shown in Berroco "Corsica" (90% cotton, 10% cashmere; 150 yds/1.75 oz) - Rose Petal #3642. 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6)(7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8) balls.

NEEDLES: U.S. size 4 (3.5mm) 16" (40cm) and 32" (80cm) circular needles. U.S. size 5 (3.75mm) 24" (60cm) and 32" (80cm) circular needles. Adjust needle sizes as needed to obtain correct gauge.

OTHER: Stitch holders, stitch markers, tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 23 sts/30 rows = 4" in stockinette, worked in round on larger needle, blocked. 23 sts/29 rows = 4" in Mesh Pattern, worked flat on larger needle, blocked.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. Techniques include long tail cast on, short row shaping, simple lace, 3-needle bind off, knitted cast on, and picking up stitches.

CONSTRUCTION: Knit in the round from the bottom up, with decreases for an A-line silhouette, and short rows to shape the hem. Front and back are separated at the armholes and knit flat and the shoulders are joined with 3-needle bind off. Stitches are picked up at the neckline and armholes for the garter stitch trim.

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Materials you need at home:

  • 645 - 1164 yds DK weight cotton or cotton blend
  • U.S. size 4 (3.5mm) 16" (40cm) and 32" (80cm) circular needles.
  • U.S. size 5 (3.75mm) 24" (60cm) and 32" (80cm) circular needles.
  • Stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle.