16 July 2013

Fair Weather Tee



The second pattern to join to the girls' pattern collection this summer is Fair Weather tee.

The top in the photo above was knitted with Malabrigo Silky merino, which is a singles yarn that creates a light and airy fabric with a little sheen. The yardage is amazing on those skeins too, to make this top you'll only need 3 to 4 skeins of yarn, depending on the size of course.

If you would like to substitute the yarn for something lighter, cotton or pure silk, the yarn amounts are provided in the pattern.

And so, without further ado, please welcome: my Fair Weather Tee!
The top is worked from the bottom up in two parts. Its short sleeves are worked seamlessly with the body. The collar is knitted on after the side and shoulder seams have been joined.



DIFFICULTY
Intermediate – simple increases and decreases, backward loop cast on, lace and simple finishing. MEASUREMENTS
Finished chest circumference: 21 ½ (24 ½, 26 ½, 29 ½, 32) in / 53 (61, 67, 74, 80) cm. The top is designed to be worn with about 1-2 in / 2.5-5 cm of positive ease, please refer to the schematic for exact measurements.
YARN
Malabrigo Silky Merino (51% silk / 49% merino wool; 50g / 150 yards / 135 m), burgundy; 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins.
Substitute with approximately 380 (430, 480, 530, 580) yards / 350 (390, 430, 470, 520) metres of DK weight yarn. GAUGE 21 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in lace pattern
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
Size 4mm (US 6) needles
Size 4mm (US 6) set of double pointed or a short circular needle for collar
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.Tapestry needle.

Fair Weather tee girls' knitting pattern from Katya Frankel 

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