Herbage Tee by Moira Engel

Herbage Tee

December 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in St st.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 - 1800 yards (823 - 1646 m)
32½ (37, 41¼, 45½, 49¾, 54¼)" circumference at underarm.
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

The Herbage Tee is a gorgeously simple stockinette-stitch tee with leaf-lace borders at the bottom of the body and short-sleeve cuffs. The body of this tee is worked from the bottom up, starting with the lace split hems worked back and forth, then the hems are joined and the body is worked in the round. The sleeves are worked in the round from the bottom up.

Errata: The sentence “Sew in sleeves” is missing at the end of the Finishing section before “Weave in ends.”

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 32½ (37, 41¼, 45½, 49¾, 54¼)“ circumference at underarm. Tee shown measures 37”; modeled with 4” of positive ease.

Yarn Knit Picks Lindy Chain (70% linen, 30% Pima cotton; 180 yd 165 m/1¾ 50 g): #U536 Harbor, 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” and 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 26 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in St st.

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  • The front and back of this tee are worked separately to the top of the side slits, after which the pieces are joined for working the lower body in the round to the underarm and then divided for working the upper front and back separately. The sleeves are worked in the round with the sleeve cap worked flat.

  • The Body chart is worked back and forth in rows, and the sleeve charts are worked in rounds. When working in the round, work every chart row as a right-side row.

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