You’ve found the perfect knitted tee!
Dress it up with capris and a fun necklace for style at the office. Or pair it with shorts and a ponytail for easy weekend style. This loose-fitting tee is easy to wear and will flatter a wide range of figures.
Knit from the bottom up, the body is worked in the round, separated at the arm holes and knit flat, then seamed at the shoulders. The quick little sleeves are knit separately and seamed in. The 6”+ of positive ease in the front section of the body means that this top fits where it is needed (in the upper chest & shoulders), but skims gently over the rest of your curves. The back section is fitted, which keeps the top from looking too oversized. Sizes are based on the HIGH BUST measurement rather than the full bust. (This is the circumference around the upper chest with tape measure as far up in the armpit as it can go while tape still lies flat to the chest.) Choose the size closest to actual high bust measurement. Sample pictured is size 36” on a model with a 36.5” high bust.
One thing that our test knit made clear was that Hempathy is a fairly unique yarn (34% hemp / 41% cotton / 25% modal), and test knitters found it difficult to recreate the drape and fit of this top using substituted yarns. The hemp and modal content of Hempathy is the dominant quality of this yarn. It is not “puffy” and it does not shed like many cotton yarns do. The last photo on this page will give you a good idea of how drapey the fabric is (look under the arm where the light is shining through.) Hempathy has no itch factor and is very easy to wear next to the skin. I highly recommend using Hempathy for this project.
modified SSK & K2tog decreases
Seaming in a Sleeve
All techniques are either explained in the pattern or links are given for tutorial videos & articles explaining the techniques in depth.
Hempathy Yarn (listed in the Ravelry data base as DK-weight, but it is a VERY light-weight yarn. If you must substitute, please compare the fiber content and yardage to weight ratios in order to pick something similar. I highly recommend using Hempathy for this project.)
MC (#28 Blue Pine Green): 660 (720, 770, 830, 870, 910,
960, 990, 1045, 1080) yds
CC (#34 Pale Silver): 60 (65, 65, 70, 70, 75, 75, 80, 80, 85)
US Size 3 / 3.25 mm circular needle (or size needed for gauge, for body and sleeves)
US Size 5 / 3.75mm circular needle (2 sizes larger than main needle size, for wavy trim only)
A pair of US Size 3 / 3.25 mm dpns
4 traveling & 2 stationary stitch markers
3 stitch holders or scrap yarn
Thanks so much to the group of lovely knitters who helped work the kinks out of this project! WildStitch, loisbemis, catdragon, JudyeNaz, REJ, madamezola, & Yarn-dar, I thank you for all the work you put into your projects and the very helpful feedback you gave me!