Tegna by Caitlin Hunter


May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
760 - 1835 yards (695 - 1678 m)
Finished bust circumference: 35.5 (38, 43.25, 48.25, 53.5, 58.5) {63.5, 68.75, 73.75, 79}"[90 (196.5, 110, 122.5, 136, 148.5) {161.5, 174.5, 187.5, 200.5} cm]
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Tegna has been updated to be size inclusive up to a bust measurement of 66” (finished garment measurement of 79”), and the shoulder shaping instructions have been rewritten to be easier to follow. Thank you the Meaghan Schmaltz the for the tech editing and grading help!

This pattern is the first in my Knitaly series of summer tees inspired by places in Italy (and Italian Switzerland in the case of Tegna). The series also includes Marettimo, Navelli, Misurina and the upcoming Manarola.

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Tegna is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up, starting with the slightly flared lace hem, then working up to the armholes, where you separate your work and work the front and back flat.
Knit in fingering weight yarn, this design works equally well in wool, a wool/mohair blend or linen. Instructions are given to customize the body and sleeve lengths to your preference.


Yarn: any fingering weight yarn that knits to the gauge! I suggest Foxy Lady by The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers, Swanky Sock by Magpie Fibers, Merino Singles by La Bien Aimee, Maiden by Ritual Dyes, Fly Solo Fingering by Kindred Red- the list goes on and on! Check some of the beautiful projects here for inspiration.

Yardage: 760 (800, 860, 1020, 1160, 1240, 1300)
695 (731, 786, 933, 1061, 1134, 1189) meters

NOTE! In testing it was found that the needle size required to meet gauge varied quite widely depending on yarn used and knitter’s personal style. The range used by testers was US 3 (3.25mm) through US 7 (4.5mm) for the main body, so knitting a gauge swatch is absolutely critical to determine needle size and ensure proper fit of the garment!

Main Needle: US 3 (3.25mm) circular needles for the body and sleeves

Neck and Sleeve Hem Needle: US 2 (2.75mm) circular needles for the neckband and sleeve hem, or one size smaller than main body needle

Other Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders (or scrap yarn), tapestry needle, an extra needle for 3- needle-bind off

Gauge: 22 sts and 26-28 rows over 4” in stockinette after washing and blocking on larger needles

This sweater is designed to be slightly oversized, with approximately 5-10” of positive ease around the bust. The sleeves are fitted, so make sure you pay attention to the sleeve circumference when choosing your size. (Schematic is provided in the pattern) Sample shown is worn with 8” of positive ease.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10}
Sweater shown is size 3 on a 36” 91.5 cm bust with
7.25” 18.5 cm of positive ease
Finished bust circumference: 35.5 (38, 43.25, 48.25,
53.5, 58.5) {63.5, 68.75, 73.75, 79}“ 90 (196.5, 110,
122.5, 136, 148.5) {161.5, 174.5, 187.5, 200.5} cm