Beachcomb

Knitting
July 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch worked on US 6 needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
578 - 1538 yards (529 - 1406 m)
(9 Sizes) 34 (38, 41, 46, 50) (54, 58, 61, 65)” / 87 (97, 104, 116, 127) (137, 147, 155, 165) cm
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Beachcomb is a bottom up drop shoulder tee featuring herringbone stitch along the bottom hem as well as along the front top of the tee as a fun detail. Available in two styles: cropped or hip length, this is the perfect light-weight warm weather tee for layering with a Summer dress, paired with a high waisted maxi skirt or casually with your favorite shorts.

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Beachcomb is designed to fit with 3-7” / 8-18 cm positive ease. To select your size, measure your bust and add desired amount of ease to that number, then select the closest size.

Sizes
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
#sizeinclusive

Finished Bust Circumference
34 (38, 41, 46, 50) (54, 58, 61, 65) ” / 87 (97, 104, 116, 127) (137, 147, 155, 165) cm

Style Option: Cropped Length
16.75 (17, 17.5, 18, 18.75) (19.5, 20, 21.75, 22) ” / 42.5 (43, 44, 46, 47.5) (49.5, 51, 55, 55.5) cm

Style Option: Hip length
21.25 (21.5, 23.25, 23.75, 24.5) (25.25, 26.75, 27.25, 27.5) ” / 54 (54.5, 59, 60, 62) (64, 68, 69, 70) cm

Materials
Yarn: Fingering weight, Suggested Yarn: Julie Asselin “Nomade” 500 yards / 457 meters per 115g

MC Cropped Length: 563 (619, 675, 750, 825) (900, 975, 1050, 1125) yards / 514 (565, 617, 686, 754) (823, 891, 960, 1028) meters

MC Hip Length: 759 (835, 911, 1013, 1114) (1215, 1316, 1418, 1519) yards / 694 (763, 833, 925, 1018) (1110, 1203, 1296, 1388) meters

CC (used for contrast i-cord edge at neck)
14 – 17 yards / 15 - 18 meters

Note: As this is a Summer weight tee many of my testers used cotton or linen blend yarns. As cotton and linen do not have the same stretch as wool, it may be necessary to go up an additional size or two to work the herringbone stitch comfortably.

Suggested Needles
Size “A” US 7 / 4.5 mm needle or size needed for gauge, 30” /76 cm or longer circular for body
Size “B” US 6 / 4 mm needle or size needed for gauge, 30” / 76 cm or longer circular for body + size in preference for small circumference knitting (short circulars, long cable for magic loop method or using DPNs)
• Additional needle same size as “B” to work 3-needle bind off.
Size “C” US 5 / 3.75 mm needle or 1 size smaller than size “B” needle (for sleeves) in preference for small circumference knitting (short circulars, long cable for magic loop method or using DPNs)

Note: When knitting herringbone, it is recommended to use a needle size larger than might be typical for a particular yarn weight. I do not recommend going down a needle size. Using a set of interchangeable needles for herringbone stitch is also helpful.

Notions
Distinct BOR marker + 4 additional markers
Darning needle and scrap yarn to hold stitches

Gauge Information
24 sts / 30 rnds per 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch worked in the round on size US 6 / 4 mm needle

24 sts / 28 rnds per 4” / 10 cm in Herringbone Stitch on US 7 / 4.5 mm needle

Special Techniques
Herringbone stitch in the round & flat
German Short Rows
Modified 3-needle bind off
I-cord bind off

A helpful tutorial video from Garnstudio for knitting herringbone in the round:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9RtHZHA81b0

A helpful tutorial video from Purl Soho for working a modified 3-needle bind off: https://www.purlsoho.com/create/3-needle-bind-off/