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 - 1885 yards (841 - 1724 m)
5 Sizes: 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. We used the color 00 White.
  • Contrast Color 1 (CC1): 2 cones of Habu’s Linen Wrapped Silk, 99% silk, 1 % linen. We used the color 5 Red.
  • Contrast Color 2 (CC2): 1 cone of Habu’s Linen Wrapped Silk, 99% silk, 1 % linen. We used the color 8 Salmon.
  • A US #2, 32-inch circular needle (A circular needle is required because the stitch pattern, when worked flat, requires you to slide the stitches from one end of the needle to the other. We highly recommend using Skacel’s Addi Turbo Rocket circular needles. They have the tips of Skacel’s lace needles and the body of their original nickel-plated Addi Turbos!)
  • A US #2, 12 or 16-inch circular needle (optional; 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: 34 ½ (38 ¾, 42 ½, 46 ¾, 50 ½) inches

  • Finished Length from Shoulder to Bottom Edge: 21 3/4 (22 ¼, 22 ¾, 23 1/2, 24) inches

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

  • Length from Center of Neck to Cuff: 26 ½ (27 ½, 28 ½, 29 ½, 30 ½) inches

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