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Split-Neckline Cap Sleeve Tee
October 19, 2011
October 27, 2011
Project info
Split-Neckline Cap Sleeve Tee
Split- Neckline Cap Sleeve Tee by Stefanie Japel
Me, Hopefully
Needles & yarn
805 yards = 7 skeins
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
DK (11 wpi)
5 skeins = 575.0 yards (525.8 meters), 250 grams
Romni Wools Ltd. in Toronto, Ontario
October 18, 2011
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
2 skeins = 230.0 yards (210.3 meters), 100 grams
Romni Wools Ltd. in Toronto, Ontario
October 18, 2011

I’ve modified this pattern to suit my measurements:

  • XS for shoulders and arms
  • Short rows to horizontal vertical dart (2 inches)
  • Shorter vertical spans between bust and waist and waist and hips.
  • Smaller circumference at waist, graded back out at hips

Note that it does seem to fit large, even though the measurements add up on the schematic and I got gauge (well actually I was a little tighter than gauge). It makes no sense.

Also, note that the trim, while ingenious and not difficult, is finicky and time consuming (in a satisfying way).

IMPORTANT modification on trim: As the picot edge is formed by folding a facing over the edge, the trim areas are prone to be thick. Instructions direct you to knit a certain number of rows / then do the YO-K2Tog row (to create the holes for the picot) / then repeat same number of rows as before the YO row. This creates a facing that is longer than the visible part of the CC trim. The result is that it’s hard to slip stitch invisibly, bulky and too long.

For the bottom of the sweater I did 8 rows / YO row and then 4 rows / BO.

For sleeves I did the first row to work in the CC, then 3 rows / YO row / 2 rows/ BO. It kept everything as sleek as it can be, given the construction method.

For neck, did the same ratio as with sleeves.

Oct. 27: LOVE this Tee but just blocked it and it’s grown insanely. I really hope it bounces back as it dries…

Oct. 29: It’s bounced back but it’s lost some amount of it’s springy integrity and it’s not as tight as it was, alas…

Nov. 2: In the final analysis (and after throwing the dry garment in the dryer for 30 minutes), I feel that it’s just a bit too big. I’m probably going to throw it in the dryer for longer still. The plus is that the yarn - at least when thrown in dryer in a dry state - doesn’t felt.

About Wearing A Bra with this: The keyhole is situated right atop the spot where your bra strap will lie. This is esp true if you are narrow in the shoulders. It’s a feature of the positioning of the keyhole to align with the raglan sleeve construction. Be prepared to either go braless, strapless, clear straps or to show (probably rather unflatteringly - in my experience) a bra strap.


I’ve really got to frog this. I’ve never worn it, the construction is just bad for bras (see above). I also don’t like how the yarn grew and, in the end, I’m not big on the colour. That’s what’s keeping me from actually ripping back the sweater - I don’t think I want to make anything else with it… (Mind you, time will tell if a pattern and occasion may present itself.)


Update: Do NOT like the yarn enough to work with it again. I’ve put this in the charity box.

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  • Originally queued: October 16, 2011
  • Project created: October 19, 2011
  • Finished: October 27, 2011
  • Updated: December 31, 2016
  • Progress updates: 11 updates