Boxy Lace Tee by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Boxy Lace Tee

Knitting
May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in large lace motif, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
680 - 1480 yards (622 - 1353 m)
S (M, L, XL); To fit bust: 28–32 (34–38, 40–44, 46–50)"/71–81 (86–97, 102–112, 117–127)cm.
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We like the juxtaposition of a modern, boxy shape and feminine lace motifs knit on a slightly grand scale. With shaped shoulders, a gently dipping neckline, and options for two different lengths, this lacy top is so easy to pop on, and feels both comfy and really pretty.

The Boxy Lace Tee was designed at a DK-weight gauge. Choose something soft and fuzzy, like Rowan Alpaca Classic, for a lightweight, airy top. For a tee that’s sleek and summery, pick a plant fiber yarn, like Hemp for Knitting allhemp6.

This eight-page pattern includes:

  • Color photography by Laura Gehring
  • Special Techniques: Swatching for Gauge in Lace Pattern - ‘Clip & Turn’ Short-Row Shaping
  • Comprehensive sizing schematic
  • Instructions for seaming, blocking, and finishing your piece

FINISHED SIZES
Sizes: S (M, L, XL). Details given for S; larger sizes in parentheses ().
Finished bust: 45 (52, 59, 66)“/114 (132, 150, 168)cm.
To fit bust: 28–32 (34–38, 40–44, 46–50)”/71–81 (86–97, 102–112, 117–127)cm.
With approx. ease: 13-17 (14-18, 15-19, 16-20)“/33-43 (35.5-45.5, 38-48, 41-51)cm.

Finished lengths: Measured from high shoulder (where shoulder meets neck) to bottom edge.

  • Short version: 19½ (19¾, 20, 20¼)“/49.5 (50, 51, 51.5)cm.
  • Long version: 27¼ (27½, 27¾, 28)“/69 (69.5, 70.5, 71)cm.

YARN
Short version: Approx. 680 (790, 910, 1030) yds/622 (722, 832, 942)m of DK-weight yarn. Shown in pink in Rowan Alpaca Classic (131 yds/120m each), Color 116. Model is wearing size S with 13”/33cm bust ease.

Long version: Approx. 985 (1150, 1310, 1480) yds/900 (1052, 1198, 1353)m of DK-weight yarn. Shown in brown in Hemp For Knitting allhemp6 (165 yds/150m each), Color 28, Chocolate. Model is wearing size M with 17”/43cm bust ease.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) 24”/60cm circular needle, or size to get gauge.
US 4 (3.5mm) 16”/40cm circular needle, or two sizes smaller than gauge needle.
4 stitch markers.
20 locking markers.
4 spare circular needles (gauge size or smaller), so you can knit off of needle from either end; or you can use waste yarn.
Darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
18 sts/27 rows = 4”/10cm in large lace motif, after blocking.