Andria Tee by Loraine Birchall
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Andria Tee

May 2013
Lace ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in St on 3.75mm needles (eyelet pattern on 5mm needles)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1908 - 3053 yards (1745 - 2792 m)
S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
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This pretty tee is knitted in one piece with a clever construction (top down simultaneous sleeves by Barbara Walker) that gives the look of set-in sleeves without any fiddly seaming.

The yarn is used double stranded, giving a light weight and drapey fabric, ideal for Summer or layering over a blouse in Winter. You could use a single strand of Kid Silk or by Austermann for a warm, light alternative 3 season piece or go for a sport or sock yarn weight as long as you get the right tension (you’ll need less yarn for this option, approx half the yardage shown).

The lace pattern is very stretchy creating an Aline shape after blocking which should be flattering on all body shapes.

Skills required: knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, eyelets/lace, working in the round, working flat, counting rows and stitches.

Stitch markers are ESSENTIAL, you need to know which part of the garment you are working on as you knit so that your increases and decreases are in the correct place. The neckline can be lowered or lifted to suit your personal style by increasing at the neck edge less or more frequently until you reach your stitch count.

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Sizing information:

Small A, Medium B, Large C, XL D, 2XL E, 3XL F
Bust (inches) 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54
Bust (cms) 81-86, 91-96, 101-106, 115-117, 122-127, 132-137