Tarry by Jennifer Dassau


August 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
625 - 1200 yards (572 - 1097 m)
32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 48, 52)” bust.
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Stop and smell the roses; linger with the sunset, and tarry awhile. This relaxed tee is meant for lazy mornings, long lunches, and walks in the gentle moonlight. Worked seamlessly from the top down in a cotton and linen blend, it features lacy saddle shoulders for a touch of pretty whimsy, and a smooth stockinette body with matching lace panels at each side, knit seamlessly to the rounded hems. Wear it on gentle, warm days wherever you wander.

Construction: Tarry is a feminine tee, designed to be easy and casual with a semi-fitted boxy silhouette. The lace shoulder saddles are worked first, then stitches are picked up for the front and and back, which are shaped with a few short rows and worked back and forth to the bottom of the armholes. The body is then joined to work in the round, including the lace insets at each sideseam, with gentle shaping through the waist and hip. The curved shirttail hem is worked back and forth using short rows, then finished all in one piece with the garter hem. Stitches are picked up at the scooped neckline and the armholes to work matching narrow garter edgings.

Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, longtail CO, backwards loop CO, short rows, picking up stitches. The lace stitch pattern is both written and charted, and a link to my short rows tutorial is included.

Size: 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 48, 52)” bust; sample shown in third size worn with 3” of positive ease. For a slightly oversized fit, choose a size with several inches of positive ease.

Yarn: Knit Picks Cotlin (70% tanguis cotton, 30% linen; 123 yards/50g), shown in Swan; 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) balls, or approximately 625 (700, 775, 875, 975, 1100, 1200) yards of dk weight linen/cotton or linen blend yarn.

Other Materials: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; US 4 (3.5mm) 16” circular needle or 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop method, for neckline and armhole edging; Stitch markers (4); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 22 st and 28 rows/4” in stockinette st; 20 st and 32 rows/4” in Lace pattern; after blocking.

Thank you to my lovely test knitters, and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.

For questions or to show off your tee, visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.