Fairlane Tee by Celia McAdam Cahill
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Fairlane Tee

May 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1704 - 2272 yards (1558 - 2078 m)
S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

The Fairlane Tee is a loose-fitting, simple tee-style pullover with multi-color modular squares across the bodice and short-row shaping and three-needle bind off at the shoulders. The tee is knit in two pieces from the bottom up with Garter stitch edging at the bottom and sleeves. As a bonus, because the neck is a wide ballet style crew, and the front and back are identical – that means the pullover is reversible.

DESIGNER NOTE: I think modular knitting is really interesting, but because of its angular configuration, it is difficult to shape. That’s why most of the applications you see are scarves or shawls. So I pondered how to design a sweater that had sections that did not require shaping as a place to insert modular squares. I quickly gravitated to a literal “tee” shape, with the modular section in the bodice as being the most flattering placement.

I designed the tee for a summer feel, using a linen blend yarn and a very generous 4” of ease at the bust for a loose fit. Because the top is reversible, you could easily change the color choices and order of the contrasting colors for the modular squares on the front and back to create a different look.