That 70's Tee by This.Bird.Knits

That 70's Tee

July 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern for body with larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
611 - 1189 yards (559 - 1087 m)
(30.5, 33, 35.5) (38.25, 40.75, 43.25) (45.75, 48.25, 51) (53.5, 56, 58.5)”
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This bottom-up tee combines a simple all-over lace pattern with the option of multi-colored stripes (did someone say stash-buster?!?) It is also super cute knit up in a solid color as well (I encourage you too check out everyone’s projects to get color combo and stripe ideas!

Sugarplum Circus Merino Sport 100% Superwash Merino, 328 yards/100g
TOTAL YARDS USED: Approximately (611, 664, 722) (777, 828, 879) (930, 981, 1037) (1087, 1138, 1189) yards
Table 1: Estimated Yardage NOTE: These yardage estimates are if you do a similar striping pattern to my version, so keep this in mind when planning your stripes!
NOTE: Table 1 included in the pattern.
A blank table is included in the pattern for you to map out your colors and stripes.

US Size 3 (3.25 mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, minimum 30” cord.
US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, minimum 30” cord.
Stitch marker (s) 1 for BOR, more to separate repeats of lace chart.
Tapestry needle
Stitch holders ( x 4) or spare needles to place shoulder stitches on hold for three needle bind off technique.

Finished Measurements AFTER BLOCKING
Sizes (1, 2, 3) (4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9) (10, 11, 12)
Shown in size 3 with 1.5” positive ease.
Bust/ Body Circumference: (30.5, 33, 35.5) (38.25, 40.75, 43.25) (45.75, 48.25, 51) (53.5, 56, 58.5)”
Height to underarm: 11.5” Note if you want a longer sweater you will need more yarn!
Arm hole depth: (7, 7.5, 8) (8.5, 9, 9.25) (9.75, 10.25, 10.75) (11.5, 12.25, 13)”
Height from center back neck to bottom hem: (18.5, 19, 19.5) (20, 20.5, 20.75) (21.25, 21.75, 22.25) (23, 23.75, 24.5)”

22 stitches x 33 rows in pattern for body = 4 x 4” with larger needles

This tee can be worn with 0-8” positive ease.
This lightweight lace sweater is worked from the bottom up in the round. The hem is cast on with smaller needles, the body is knit with the larger needles. The pattern calls for 4 colors, but this top could be knit with one or many, playing around with stripe thickness for fun!I have included in the pattern how many rounds of each color I worked for the sample, but feel free to make up your own stripe pattern as you knit this piece! The front and back are separated at the underarm and then worked flat, separately. The back is worked first, working short rows to shape the shoulders, after which stitches are bound off the the back neck and the back shoulder stitches are placed on hold for three needle bind off. The front is picked up and worked flat, stitches are bound off for the front neck, then the left and right fronts are worked flat separately, shaping the front neck opening with decreases along the neck edge. Short rows are worked on each front as well to shape the shoulders, then the shoulders are seamed with three needle bind off technique. Stitches for the armhole openings and collar are picked up and worked in the round.