Striped Summer Shirt by Purl Soho

Striped Summer Shirt

Knitting
June 2014
Habu Textiles Linen Wrapped Silk
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 35.5 rows = 4 inches
in striped stitch pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
920 - 1914 yards (841 - 1750 m)
XSmall (Small, Medium, Large, XLarge)
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MATERIALS

  • Main Color (MC): 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) skeins of Habu’s Silk Gima, 100% silk. Each skein is 105 yards/ 28 grams; approximately 735 (840, 945, 1050, 1155) yards required. We used the color 00 White.
  • Contrast Color 1 (CC1): 2 cones of Habu’s Linen Wrapped Silk, 99% silk, 1 % linen. Each skein is 253 yards/ 28 grams; approximately 506 yards required. We used the color 5 Red.
  • Contrast Color 2 (CC2): 1 cone of Habu’s Linen Wrapped Silk, 99% silk, 1 % linen. Each skein is 253 yards/ 28 grams; approximately 253 yards required. We used the color 8 Salmon.
  • US 2 (3.25 mm), 32-inch circular needles
  • Optional: US 2, 12 or 16-inch circular needles for picking up and working upper sleeves
  • A set of US 2 double pointed needles
  • 1 removable stitch marker

ALTERNATE COLORWAY/YARN

  • MC: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) skeins of Habu’s Silk Gima, 100% silk., in the color 00 White.
  • CC1: 3(3,4,4,4) cones of Habu’s Wool Crepe, 100% wool. This is the color 3 Blue.
  • CC2: 2 cone of Habu’s Wool Crepe, 100% wool. This is the color 5 Light Blue.

GAUGE

26 stitches and 35 ½ rows = 4 inches in striped stitch pattern, blocked (See BEGIN STRIPING section below for swatching in the round and/or see CONTINUE BACK EVENLY for swatching flat.)

SIZES

XSmall (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 34½ (38¾, 42½, 46¾, 50½) inches

  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 21¾ (22¼, 22¾, 23½, 24) inches

  • Finished Length from Underarm to Bottom Edge: 14 inches, with directions to modify

  • Length from Center of Neck to Cuff: 26½ (27½, 28½, 29½, 30½) inches

  • Ease: This piece is designed with a 2 to 3-inch ease.