Color Splash Tee by Mary Papillon

Color Splash Tee

May 2020
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch after wet blocking, Yarn held double
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
1969 - 2187 yards (1800 - 2000 m)
One size (fits XS, S, M)
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General information
First things first: I am not a professional pattern designer. I just wanted to make a colorful summer shirt using a linen yarn and so I tried to figure it all out. When other knitters said to me that my Ravelry notes are almost a pattern I thought ok, let’s put this in a proper form at least. :)

If you would like to knit your own Color Splash Tee I hope these instructions are helpful and I wish you lots of fun! If you are struggling somewhere or if you have suggestions for improvements, just let me know. You can leave me a message at Ravelry or Instagram (@mary_papillon ).

About the tee
The Color Splash Tee has a boat neck, drop sleeves, and a loose fit. Hem, neckline and armholes are finished with an i-cord.

A: Neckline – 28 cm
B: Bust width incl. sleeve – 52 cm
C: Sleeve – 20cm
D: Length – 60cm (front)
– 63cm (back)
E: Circumference – 100cm

I wear a size M and my shirt has a loose fit with about 10cm positive ease.

You can adjust the pattern by picking up more or less stitches for your desired measurement according to your gauge. For more or less length adjust the width of the stripes.

I would suggest start the striping after the shoulder shaping and end it before shaping the hem.

I really wish I could offer the whole size range but unfortunately I have no experience with that topic yet. I would love if anyone has any tips or would like to share their experience with the adjustments.

About the yarn
Many thanks to sueg, she made me aware that the original yarn Lino Mūka might be not so easy to get abroad. I have researched a few alternatives that are well suited for a summer shirt and have a similar color palette. Please note that some of the substitution yarns are not suppost to held double as long as the weight is different.

I used these colors of WOLLEN berlin Lino Mūka:
MC „Snow White“ – 205 grams / 5 skeins
CC1 „Light Rose“ – 35 grams / 1 skein
CC2 „Honey“ – 35 grams / 1 skein
CC3 „Emerald“ – 35 grams / 1 skein
CC4 „Petrol“ – 35 grams / 1 skein
CC5 „Water Teal“ – 35 grams / 1 skein