Kikyo by Amy Gunderson

Kikyo

Knitting
March 2019
Lace ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
1094 - 1640 yards (1000 - 1500 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X)
US
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This pattern is available for free.

Though I do far more knitting these days than crochet, crochet was my first needlework love. I learned how to do the basic stitches from a craft store booklet, but then let my imagination take over while I did much “unventing”. In those early days, I had a ton of fun experimenting. Crochet is seemingly limitless compared with knitting, whose stitches are restricted to their place on a needle. Crochet can move this way and that, stitches can be short or tall or bobbly and they can be placed whereever one darn well pleases. This tee aims to bring the best of both worlds together. Knitters and crocheters: it’s time to get along.

Worked in fingering-weight linen, this tee is breathable and wearable even in the dead of summer. It is worked seamlessly from the top down, beginning with the circular crochet yoke. Knitting takes over for awhile with simple stockinette stitch. Once the hem is reached, crochet steps back in to finish things up.


SIZE
Women’s XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X)
shown in size S with 2.5 inches/6.5 cm of ease

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest/Bust: 32(36.5, 41.25, 45.75, 48.75, 53.25, 58, 62.5) inches/ 81.5(93, 104.5, 116, 124, 135.5, 147, 158.5) cm
Length: 22(22.25, 22.75, 23.25, 23.75, 24.25, 24.75, 25.25) inches/ 56(56.5, 58, 59, 60.5, 61.5, 63, 64) cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Fibra Natura Flax Lace (100% linen; 500m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein); color: 111 Purple; 2(2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins

Recommended needle size
(always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter’s gauge is unique)
US #4/3.5mm 24-inch/60cm or longer circular needle
US #4/3.5mm needles for small circumference in the round
crochet hook US #B-1/2.25mm

Notions
yarn needle
stitch holders
stitch markers

GAUGE
21 sts/29 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette stitch
21 sts/10.5 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in double crochet