De­light­ful in Drop Stitch Tee

This ba­sic tee with min­i­mal shap­ing is per­fect for a touch of style and warmth on cool spring evenings.

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De­sign by Sandi Prosser

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, 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: 36 (40, 44) inches Length: Ap­prox 201/2 (201/2, 21) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Ply­mouth Yarn Cot­to­na­tion (worsted weight; 100% cot­ton; 261 yds/100g per ball): 3 balls ecru #0101

• Size 10 (6mm) nee­dles or size needed to ob­tain gauge

• Size H/8 (5mm) cro­chet hook

• Lock­ing stitch mark­ers

• Stitch hold­ers

Gauge

16 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/

10cm in garter st (blocked). To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Spe­cial Abbreviations

Make 1 (M1): In­sert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit into front of re­sult­ing loop. Purl with 2 wraps (p2yo): Purl, wrap­ping yarn twice around nee­dle. On fol­low­ing row, knit, drop­ping wraps. Purl with 3 wraps (p3yo): Purl, wrap­ping yarn 3 times around nee­dle. On fol­low­ing row, knit, drop­ping wraps. Wrap and Turn (W&T): Slip next st pwise to RH nee­dle, bring yarn to RS of work be­tween nee­dles, slip same st back to LH nee­dle, bring yarn to WS, wrap­ping st. Turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. To hide wraps on sub­se­quent rows: Work wrap tog with wrapped st.

Pat­tern Note

Tee is worked from the bot­tom up in pieces, then seamed. Shoul­ders are shaped us­ing short rows.

Tee Back

Bor­der Cast on 75 (84, 93) sts. Row 1 (RS): K3, *p3, k3; rep from * to

last 0 (3, 0) sts, p0 (3, 0). Row 2: Knit. Rows 3–12: Rep [Rows 1 and 2]

5 times, then rep Row 1.

Body Row 1 (WS): Knit and dec 3 (4, 5) sts

evenly across—72 (80, 88) sts. Rows 2–5: Knit. Row 6: Purl. Row 7: Knit. Row 8: P2yo across. Row 9: Knit, drop­ping ex­tra wraps. Row 10: Purl. Row 11: Knit. Row 12: P3yo across. Row 13: Knit, drop­ping ex­tra wraps. Rows 14–25: Rep [Rows 6–9] 3 times. Rows 26–29: Rep Rows 10–13. Rows 30–35: Rep Rows 6–11. Row 36: Purl.

Shape Sleeve Inc row (RS): K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1—74 (82, 90) sts. Con­tin­u­ing in garter st, rep Inc row [ev­ery 4 rows] twice, then [ev­ery RS row] 4 times, end­ing with a WS row—86 (94, 102) sts. Us­ing ca­ble cast-on (see page 111), cast on 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows, pm at each end of last row—96 (104, 112) sts. Work even in garter st un­til sleeve edge mea­sures 2 inches from mark­ers, end­ing with a RS row. Rep Rows 5–9 once and [Rows 6–9] twice, end­ing with a WS row. Work even in rev St st un­til sleeve edge mea­sures 6 (6, 61/2) inches from mark­ers, end­ing with a WS row.

Shape Shoul­ders Short-row set 1 (RS): Purl to last 5 (6, 7) sts, W&T; (WS): knit to last 5 (6, 7) sts, W&T. Short-row set 2 (RS): Purl to 5 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T; (WS): knit to 5 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T. Short-row set 3 (RS): Purl to 6 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T; (WS): knit to 6 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T. Short-row set 4 (RS): Purl to 6 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T; (WS): knit to 6 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T. Next row (RS): Purl to end of row, hid­ing wraps. Next row (WS): Hid­ing wraps, k28 (31, 35), bind off 40 (42, 42) sts, knit to end. Place rem 28 (31, 35) sts each side on hold­ers for shoul­der.

Front Work as for back to end of sleeve shap­ing. Shape Left Shoul­der & Neck Next row (RS): P38 (41, 45), turn.

Leave rem sts on holder. Short-row set 1 (WS): Bind off 4 sts, knit to last 5 (6, 7) sts, W&T; (RS): purl to end of row—34 (37, 41) sts. Short-row set 2 (WS): Bind off 3 sts, knit to 5 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T; (RS): purl to end of row—31 (34, 38) sts. Short-row set 3 (WS): Bind off 3 sts, knit to 6 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T; (RS): purl to end of row—28 (31, 35) sts. Short-row set 4 (WS): Knit to 6 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T; (RS): purl to end of row. Next row (WS): Knit to end of row, hid­ing wraps. Place sts on holder for shoul­der.

Shape Right Shoul­der & Neck With RS fac­ing, re­turn sts on holder to nee­dle, ready for a RS row. Re­join yarn. Short-row set 1 (RS): Bind off 20 (22, 22) sts, purl to last 5 (6, 7) sts, W&T; (WS): knit to end of row—38 (41, 45) sts. Short-row set 2 (RS): Bind off 4 sts, purl to 5 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T; (WS): knit to end of row—34 (37, 41) sts. Short-row set 3 (RS): Bind off 3 sts, purl to 6 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T; (WS): knit to end of row—31 (34, 38) sts. Short-row set 4 (RS): Bind off 3 sts, purl to 6 (6, 7) sts be­fore pre­vi­ous wrapped st, W&T; (WS): knit to end of row—28 (31, 35) sts. Next row (RS): Purl to end of row, hid­ing wraps. Next row (WS): Knit. Place sts on holder for shoul­der.

Fin­ish­ing Weave in ends. Block pieces to fin­ished mea­sure­ments. Join shoul­der seams us­ing 3-nee­dle bind-off (see page 111).

Sleeve Edg­ing With RS fac­ing, pick up and knit 54 (54, 60) sts evenly along sleeve edge. Row 1 (WS): Knit. Row 2: *K3, p3; rep from * to end. Rep Rep [Rows 1 and 2] twice, then

rep Row 1. Bind off in pat.

Neck Edg­ing Note: If not fa­mil­iar with sin­gle cro­chet st (sc), re­fer to Cro­chet Class on page 111. With RS fac­ing and us­ing cro­chet hook, join yarn with a sl st in shoul­der seam. Work 1 rnd sc evenly around

neck edge. Fas­ten off. Sew side/sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

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