Sun Tea by Laura Aylor

Sun Tea

Knitting
April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
685 - 1140 yards (626 - 1042 m)
To fit - XS: 28-32", S: 32-36”, M: 36-40”, L: 40-44”, XL: 44-48”
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A breezy, slightly cropped tee knit in fingering-weight yarn. The sleeve caps and bodice are knit side to side in garter stitch. The body is then picked up and knit in stockinette. Front decreases under the bust keep it from being too roomy in front and a longer curved back gives you a bit more coverage where you need it. The body is finished off with a double-knit hem.

The sideways-knit garter bodice is the ideal place to use a pretty skein of variegated yarn.

For best results, use a yarn with some drape so that the body gathers are not stiff. Superwash wool, silk blends, linen, and linen blends should all work well. When in doubt, swatch! Be sure to wash and block your swatch to see how the fabric will behave.

Skills required:
• Long-tail and backwards-loop cast-on
• Simple short rows - no picking up wraps required!
• Increasing
• Decreasing
• Picking up stitches
• Double-knitting (technique given)

Gauges:
• Blocked garter (stretched) – 22 stitches and 36 rows per 4”
• Blocked stockinette – 25 stitches and 32 rows per 4”

Yardage details:
• See last photo

Sample knit in madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Antler and Parchment.