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Crown Tee

Knitting
May 2013
Lace / 2 ply ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 1200 yards (732 - 1097 m)
to fit bust size 28 - 48 inches
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A highly detailed lace tee. Ever wanted to use nupps and lace on something other than a shawl?

Knit in the round, from the bottom up. The hems are all faced, using the same yarn. The body is primarily mindless straight knitting, and then you transition into the lace for the yoke. This sweater has the best of both worlds!

While you only need two skeins for the first three sizes (28, 32, 36), it is a good idea to buy an extra skein so you can rotate between them if you run into any bad pooling. In my sweater, I needed to keep switching between three balls to kill the pooling that wanted to go on.

You might notice that one of the yarns suggested is fingering weight, and the other is lace. The sweater shown is in lace weight, and this is a loose gauge. I found that the fingering weight knits up at exactly the same gauge and can be substituted perfectly. If you are rough on your sweaters, use superwash fingering. If you want weightless delicacy, use lace. Check out baby crown tee to see the same sweater but in fingering, and sized though children’s sizes..
There is a second version of this pattern written for fingering weight, Crown Tee Hawthorne, and you will receive that PDF along with the original one if you buy here on Ravelry.

The pattern is written out line by line, and has a chart of the lace yoke. It also includes photos of stitching down the facings, and a schematic.

Errata:
At the start of the yoke, For the xl size, the start of round should NOT shift, that is a typo and the pattern ought to read “for sizes XS, med, lg & 2x” rather than “for sizes XS, med, lg & xl”