Make It Your Own: Mix & Match Tee or Tank

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Amy Gun­der­son

This tee will be­come a wardrobe fa­vorite. Go sleeve­less with the tank dur­ing warmer weather or layer the tee dur­ing tran­si­tional months.

Sizes

Woman’s X-small (small, medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 311/2 (35, 381/2, 411/2, 45, 481/2, 52) inches Length: 21 (211/2, 213/4, 221/4, 223/4, 231/4, 231/2) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Fi­bra Natura Flax (DK weight; 100% linen; 137 yds/50g per hank): 5 (6,6, 7, 8, 8, 9) hanks for tee or 4 (4,4, 5, 6, 6, 7) hanks for tank pearl #04 • Size 3 (3.25mm) straight, 24-inch cir­cu­lar and dou­ble-point nee­dles (set of 5; for sleeve­less top only) • Size 4 (3.5mm) nee­dles or size needed to

ob­tain gauge • Stitch marker

Gauge

19 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Chevron Lace pat with larger nee­dles. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Cen­tered Dou­ble De­crease (CDD): Slip next 2 sts as if to k2­tog, k1, p2sso to dec 2 sts. Make 1 (M1): In­sert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through back of re­sult­ing loop. Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Sl 2 sts, 1 at a time, kwise to RH nee­dle; re­turn sts to LH nee­dle in turned po­si­tion and p2­togtbl—a left-lean­ing sin­gle dec.

Pat­tern Stitches

Chevron Lace (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts + 1) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work Chevron Lace pat from a chart. Row 1 (RS): *K1, yo, ssk, k3, k2­tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1. Rows 2 and 4: Purl. Row 3: *K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2­tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 5: *K3, yo, CDD, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 6: Purl.

Rep Rows 1–6 for pat.

Rolled Stock­inette & Garter Edg­ing (worked flat, any num­ber of sts) Row 1 (WS): With larger nee­dle, purl. Row 2 (RS): Knit. Row 3: Purl.

Change to smaller nee­dles. Rows 4–10: Knit. Row 11: Purl. Garter & Rolled Stock­inette Edg­ing (worked in the rnd; any num­ber of sts) Rnds 1, 3 and 5: Purl. Rnds 2 and 4: Knit. Rnds 6–8: Knit.

Bind off kwise.

Pat­tern Notes

Tee and tank are worked in pieces and seamed.

Pat­tern can be adapted to make a sleeve­less tank by omit­ting the sleeves and work­ing arm­hole edg­ings in­stead.

Edge stitches are worked in stock­inette stitch through­out.

De­crease as fol­lows: Work k1, k2­tog at be­gin­ning of right-side rows and ssk, k1 at end. Work p1, ssp at be­gin­ning of wrong-side rows and p2­tog, p1 at end.

In­crease as fol­lows: Work k1, M1 at be­gin­ning of right-side rows and M1, k1 at end.

When shap­ing in lace pat­tern, if you can’t work both the yarn over and its ac­com­pa­ny­ing de­crease, work in stock­inette stitch in­stead.

Back

Bor­der With larger nee­dles, cast on 75 (83, 91, 99, 107, 115, 123) sts.

Work 11-row Rolled Stock­inette & Garter Edg­ing. Body Change to larger nee­dles. Set-up row (RS): K1 (edge st), work Chevron Lace pat to last st, k1 (edge st).

Main­tain­ing 1 edge st each side in St st, work even in Chevron Lace un­til piece mea­sures 14 inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Arm­holes Bind off 2 (3,3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows, 1 (1,2, 2, 2, 3, 4) st(s) at beg of next 2 rows, and 1 (1,1, 1, 2, 2, 3) st(s) at beg of next 2 rows—67 (73, 79, 85, 91, 95, 99) sts. All Sizes Ex­cept X-Small Dec 1 st each side on next row, then [ev­ery RS row] 0 (0,2, 3, 4, 5, 6) times— 67 (71, 73, 77, 81, 83, 85) sts. All Sizes

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 5 (51/4, 51/2, 53/4, 61/4, 61/2, 63/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Neck Di­vi­sion row (RS): Work 22 (24, 24, 26, 28, 28, 29) sts; join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off cen­ter 23 (23, 25, 25, 25, 27, 27) sts; work to end—22 (24, 24, 26, 28, 28, 29) sts each side. Next 2 rows: Work­ing both sides at once with sep­a­rate balls of yarn, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge—19 (21, 21, 23, 25, 25, 26) sts each side.

Purl 1 row. Main­tain­ing 1 edge st at each neck edge in St st, dec 1 st at each neck edge on next row, then [ev­ery RS row] 3 times—15 (17, 17, 19, 21, 21, 22) sts each side.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure 7 (71/2, 73/4, 81/4, 83/4, 91/4, 91/2) inches, end­ing with a WS row.

Bind off.

Front

Work as for back un­til arm­holes mea­sure 2 (21/4, 21/2, 23/4, 31/4, 31/2, 33/4) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Neck Di­vi­sion row (RS): Work 27 (29, 29, 31, 33, 33, 34) sts; join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off cen­ter 13 (13, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17) sts; work to end—27 (29, 29, 31, 33, 33, 34) sts each side.

Work­ing both sides at once with sep­a­rate balls of yarn, at each neck edge, bind off 3 sts once and 2 sts twice—20 (22, 22, 24, 26, 26, 27) sts each side. Purl 1 row. Main­tain­ing 1 edge st at each neck edge in St st, dec 1 st at each neck edge on next row, then [ev­ery RS row] twice and [ev­ery 4 rows] twice—15 (17, 17, 19, 21, 21, 22) sts each side.

Work even un­til arm­holes mea­sure same as for back, end­ing with WS row.

Bind off.

Sleeves

Note: Omit if mak­ing sleeve­less tank. Cuff With larger nee­dles, cast on 59 (63, 67, 71, 75, 79, 83) sts.

Work 11-row Rolled Stock­inette & Garter Edg­ing. Body Change to larger nee­dles. Set-up row (RS): K1 (3,1, 3, 1, 3, 1) (edge sts); work Chevron Lace pat to last 1 (3,1, 3, 1, 3, 1) st(s), knit to end (edge sts).

Main­tain­ing 1 (3,1, 3, 1, 3, 1) edge st(s) each side in St st, work 11 rows in es­tab­lished pat. Shape Cap Bind off 2 (3,3, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows—55 (57, 61, 63, 67, 69, 73) sts. Work 2 rows even. Dec 1 each side on next row, then [ev­ery RS row] 13 (14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22) times—27 sts.

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows and 4 sts at beg of fol­low­ing 2 rows—13 sts.

Bind off.

Fin­ish­ing

Block pieces to fin­ished mea­sure­ments. Sew shoul­der seams. Set in sleeves (for tee only). Sew sleeve and side seams. Neck Edg­ing With RS fac­ing and us­ing cir­cu­lar nee­dle, beg at right shoul­der seam, pick up and knit 13 (15, 15, 17, 17, 18, 18) sts along right back neck, 23 (23, 25, 25, 25, 27, 27) sts along back neck bind-off, 13 (15, 15, 17, 17, 18, 18) sts along left back neck, 33 (35, 35, 37, 37, 38, 38) sts along left front neck, 13 (13, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17) sts along front neck bind-off and 33 (35, 35, 37, 37, 38, 38) sts along right front neck; pm for beg of rnd and join— 128 (136, 140, 148, 148, 156, 156) sts.

Work 8-rnd Garter & Rolled Stock­inette Edg­ing. Arm­hole Edg­ing Note: This sec­tion is for sleeve­less tank only. With RS fac­ing and us­ing dpns, beg at cen­ter un­der­arm, pick up and knit 70 (78, 80, 86, 92, 98, 100) sts evenly around arm­hole; mark beg of rnd and join.

Work 8-rnd Garter & Rolled Stock­inette Edg­ing.

Weave in ends and block edg­ings.

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