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Summer-Tea Shirt

Knitting
February 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in in stockinette on larger sized needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 - 1250 yards (732 - 1143 m)
XS (S, M, L1, L2)[XL, 2XL, 3XL]
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Summer-Tea is knit from the top down with raglan sleeves that are knit simultaneously with the upper body.

The neckline is adorned with a choice of two different sized pretty v-shaped lace patterns inserts (instructions for both are included in the pattern). The raglan sleeve increases are worked with yarn-overs, giving the t-shirt a lacy look.

Instructions are provided for a shaped waist fit and also for an A-line shape tunic fit. The sleeve border is worked in a seamed picot-edging, but could easily be worked with regular ribbing.

Sizes:
XS (S, M, L1, L2)XL, 2XL, 3XL – to fit 34 (36, 38, 40, 42)44, 48, 52” chest /to fit 86 (91, 97, 102, 107)112, 122, 132 cm chest

Gauge:
22 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch on size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) needles, after blocking.

Yarn:
Misti Alpaca Tonos Pima Silk (83% cotton & 17% silk)(327 yards/299 meters per 100g skein) – 3 (3, 3, 3, 3)4, 4, 4, 4 skeins, or any DK Yarn approx. 800 (800, 850, 900, 950)1050, 1150, 1200, 1250 yards

Needles:
U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) circular 32” needle & DPN (if not using magic loop) always use the size needle that gets gauge
U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) circular 16” & 32’’ needle & DPN (if not using magic loop)
U.S. 1 (2.25 mm) or U.S. 2 (2.5 mm) circular 32” needles – for picking up stitches at neckline