Nekia by Marie Greene

Nekia

Knitting
March 2016
all 3 are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Measure over 4" in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.75 mm (F)
530 - 1294 yards (485 - 1183 m)
32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) (48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62)
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COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED

I’m lucky to live in Oregon Wine Country, where the soil is perfect for grapes. Nekia is a soil type found in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA in the Willamette Valley where I call home. This top-down, seamless tee is inspired by wine tasting weekends in the spring and summer; it’s a quick, soothing knit with easy to follow details. You just might need to knit more than one!

Skill Level: Intermediate (but the neckline video tutorial makes it easy!)

Sizes: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46) (48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62) in/81.25 (86.25, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.75, 111.75, 116.75) 122 (127, 132, 137.25, 142.25, 147.25, 152.5, 157.5) cm bust

Yarn

Worsted weight | The Fibre Company Cumbria 90% Wool, 10% Mohair | 238 yards/ 218 meters in 100 grams

Worsted weight | Valley Yarns Leverett | 70% Pima Cotton, 30% Linen |109 yards/100 meters in 50 grams

Worsted weight | Madelinetosh Wool + Cotton 50% Merino, 50% Pima Cotton | 219 yards/200 meters in 100 grams

530 (562, 596, 631, 669, 709, 752, 812) (861, 912, 967, 1025, 1087, 1152, 1221, 1294) yards/484 (514, 545, 577, 612, 648, 687, 742) (787, 834, 884, 937, 994, 1053, 1116, 1183) meters

Needles

US Size 7/4.5mm (24-40 in/60-100 cm) circular needle – Body
US Size 6/4mm (24-40 in/60-100 cm) circular needle – Lower Ribbing
US Size 6/4mm (12 in/30 cm) circular needle or DPNs or Magic Loop – Sleeves
US Size 5/3.75mm (16-24 in/40-60 cm) circular needle – Neckline
Size E or F crochet hook – Neckline details

Gauge

21 st and 26 rounds in 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch with largest needle, blocked
Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge.

Notions

Darning needle to weave in ends
Stitch markers
Blocking pins, blocking mat

Finished Measurements (Blocked)

Bust Circumference – 34.1 (36, 37.9, 40.2, 42.5, 44, 46.3, 47.8) (50.1, 52.4, 53.9, 56.2, 58.5, 60, 61.9, 63.8) inches/ 85.24 (90, 94.76, 100.48, 106.19, 110, 115.71, 119.52) (125.24, 130.95, 134.76, 140.48, 146.19, 150, 154.76, 159.52) cm

Sleeve Circumference – 11.8 (12.4, 12.6, 13.7, 13.7, 14.5, 14.5, 15.2) (16.4, 16.4, 16.8, 17.5, 17.5, 18.3, 18.5, 18.7) inches/29.52 (30.95, 31.43, 34.29, 34.29, 36.19, 36.19, 38.10) (40.95, 40.95, 41.9, 43.81, 43.81, 45.71, 46.19, 46.67) cm

Top of Shoulder to Underarm – 8.68 (8.68, 9.18, 9.49, 9.79, 10.10, 10.41, 10.91) (11.41, 11.71, 12.02, 12.33, 12.64, 12.95, 13.25, 13.56) in/ 21.7 (21.7, 22.95, 23.72, 24.49, 25.26, 26.03, 27.27, 28.52, 29.29, 30.05, 30.82, 31.59, 32.36, 33.13, 33.9) cm

Note: Nekia was designed with approximately 2 in/5 cm of positive ease. To calculate the amount of ease for the size you choose, simply compare the stated size (which corresponds to your actual full bust measurement), with the finished measurement for that size in the pattern (at the specified gauge). The difference between these two numbers is the amount of ease in the pattern. You can adjust the amount of ease for your own preference, by choosing a different size.

NOTE: Nekia is a completely redesigned and updated pattern release with extended sizing. Original pattern released in 2016.