Westbound by Elizabeth Doherty
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Westbound

Knitting
July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
32¾ (35¾, 38½, 41½, 44¼, 48, 51, 53¾, 57½, 60¼)" [83 (90.5, 98, 105.5, 112.5, 122, 129.5, 136.5, 146, 153.5) cm]
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A flattering V-neck and A-line shaping provide the foundations for this fun summer tee with options! Choose an angled or straight hem, and cap, short, or elbow-length sleeves. Slipped stitches add key details in the form of delicate seams that run down the front, back, and sides—and create clean self-finished edges at the neckline and armholes. Hem and sleeves are finished with clean I-cord edging.

Drop shoulder shaping naturally forms cap sleeves, which are perfect for hot summer days. If additional sleeve length is desired, stitches can be picked up at the armhole edges, allowing the slipped stitches to create gentle seam lines. The elegant braid across the shoulders beautifully intersects with the seams, while providing structure and a simple finish to the back neck.

Top-down construction makes for a quick and easy knit, and short row shaping at the shoulders ensures a fabulous fit. Knit in cool and drapey linen, Westbound is an essential piece for your summer wardrobe!

Garment circumference at bust
32¾ (35¾, 38½, 41½, 44¼, 48, 51, 53¾, 57½, 60¼)" [83 (90.5, 98, 105.5, 112.5, 122, 129.5, 136.5, 146, 153.5) cm]

Ease
Suggested ease at bust: + 1 to 3" [+ 2.5 to 7.5 cm],
at upper arm: + ¾ to 2 [+ 2 to 5 cm]

Blueprint sample shown in 35¾" [90.5 cm] size, worn with 2½" [6.5 cm] of positive ease at bust, 1" [2.5 cm] at upper arm.

Field sample shown in 32¾" [83 cm] size, worn with 3" [6.5 cm] of positive ease at bust, ¾" [2 cm] at upper arm.

Yarn
Shibui Reed, 100% linen, 246 yd [225 m] per 50 g skein,
in Blueprint and Field. Yarn is held double throughout.

For sport or DK weight yarn held single, divide the estimated yardage for your desired size by two.

Estimated yardage

CAP SLEEVES, YARN HELD DOUBLE
1330 (1470, 1650, 1840, 2010, 2260, 2470, 2640, 2900, 3100) yds
[1220 (1350, 1510, 1680, 1840, 2070, 2260, 2410, 2650, 2830) m]

6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13) skeins

SHORT SLEEVES, YARN HELD DOUBLE
1370 (1520, 1700, 1890, 2050, 2310, 2510, 2680, 2950, 3150) yds
[1260 (1390, 1550, 1720, 1880, 2110, 2300, 2450, 2700, 2880) m]

6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13) skeins

ELBOW-LENGTH SLEEVES, YARN HELD DOUBLE
1450 (1600, 1790, 1980, 2160, 2420, 2630, 2810, 3090, 3290) yds
[1330 (1460, 1640, 1810, 1970, 2210, 2410, 2570, 2820, 3010) m]

6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins

Gauge
22 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in in stockinette stitch on US 6 [4 mm] needles, after blocking.


Need help? If you have questions about Westbound—or just want to share your progress!—please visit the Westbound discussion thread in the Blue Bee Knits group.