Siesta Tee by Nicole Montgomery

Siesta Tee

June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Mesh Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
590 - 890 yards (539 - 814 m)
Designed to fit a chest: 34” (37”, 40”, 43”, 46”, 49”) in circumference.
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Whether taking a walk on the beach or relaxing in the sand, this mesh top will keep you cool while looking hip this summer.

This dolman-style tee works up quickly due to the open mesh stitch and medium weight yarn. Increases from the waist to the bust build in lot of positive ease which is what becomes the sleeves - they are not knit separately. Adjustments in body length or neckline width are easy to make, and instructions are included in the pattern for this.

Links to video tutorials for i-cord edging and how to finish an i-cord in the round are included in the pattern. Links to photo tutorials showing how to work M1R & M1L increases, as well as how to do a 3-needle bind-off are also included.

A schematic with measurements is included to help you knit to the best fit possible.

Materials Needed:
590 (650, 705, 765, 830, 890) yds DK-weight yarn. The 100% cotton Ultra Pima listed above will result in a very drapey, unstructured top. The cotton / linen blend, Lino will result in a top with more structure and less drape.
US Size 8 / 5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain mesh gauge
US Size 6 / 4mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain ribbing gauge
Set of dpns, US Size 10 / 6mm for joining shoulders and for i-cord trim
2 stitch markers
yarn needle

“Intermediate” Techniques Used:
Working in the Round
Reading basic charts
M1R & M1L increases
Picking up Stitches
Applied i-cord edge
Three-needle bind-off

Please take a look at the beautiful projects made by testers who worked on this project! Many thanks to Ravelers: keljane, ekolatch, chau7, LTimms, Elin76, MargiBorck, & sw00d1e for making such lovely projects from this pattern!