Sunday, May 16, 2010



Knitted Tee ©runningsusi

by Susi Ferguson


Difficulty [Piquant]

This garment is knitted in the round. Pattern is worked first as shown on chart for the body and then only repeating the seagull part of pattern (first 6 stitches) at the yoke. Note: This yarn is very drapey and garments GROW. Thus don’t be alarmed by the finished measurements, across the shoulders. After wearing it once it will grow to the right shape and then stay there because of the tightly knitted stitches at the yoke.


SIZE

M (about 18 inches/ 46cm across the shoulders before wearing and 20 inches/51cm after wearing. The hem measures 18inches/ 46cm)



MATERIALS

MC Rowan Lenpur Linen [75% villenpur and 25% linen]; color 571 Natural; 5 skeins

CC Rowan Lenpur Linen [75% villenpur and 25% linen]; color 567 Blackberry; 4 skeins


1 24-inch US 8/5mm circular needle

1 24-inch US 9/5.25mm circular needle

1 set US 6/4.25 mm double-point needle


GAUGE

24 stitches/30 rows following chart over 4 inches on 5mm needles


PATTERN NOTES

Latvian Braid: latvian braid tutorial

First round, *knit one in MC, then knit one in CC*, repeat to the end of round. Second round, *with both yarns in front, purl one in MC then purl one in CC always bringing working yarn UNDER the other* repeat to end of the round.

Third round, *purl one in MC then purl one in CC always bringing working yarn OVER the other* repeat to end of the round.


Make one: lift strand of yarn between two stitches and knit into the back of this stitch.


Wrapping a stitch: slip stitch to left needle bring yarn to opposite side, slip stitch back and and turn work.


Ribbing: *knit 2, purl 2* repeat to end


Seagull Pattern: Round 1, with MC *slip next 2 stitches on cable needle behind work, knit the next stitch then knit one and slip one from the cable needle. Place next stitch on cable needle in front of work, slip next stitch, knit 1 then knit stitch from cable needle. Knit 6* repeat to end.

Round 2, with MC knit 2, *slip 2, knit 10* repeat from * to last 8 stitches then knit to end.

Round 3, with CC *slip next 2 stitches on to cable needle behind work, knit the next stitch then knit one, slip one from the cable needle. Place next stitch on cable needle in front of work, slip next stitch, knit 1 then knit stitch from cable needle. Knit 6* repeat to end.



Seagull Pattern:










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*** = place 2 stitches on cable needle behind work. Knit next stitch then knit one and slip one from the cable needle.

☆☆☆ = place next stitch on cable needle in front of work. Slip one stitch and knit one stitch then knit one from the cable needle.

sl = slip the next stitch as if to purl (without knitting it)


PATTERN

Body

Border: Cast on 160 stitches with MC on 5mm needles. Knit one row with MC then work latvian braid in yarns MC and CC. Knit one row in MC. Place marker at beginning of round and after 80 stitches.

Next row, increase row. *Knit 8 stitches, make one* repeat from * to end. 180 stitches. (marker, 90 stitches, marker 90 stitches)

Continue knitting with MC and follow chart beginning on row 2 (from right to left till end of round) repeating the chart until body measures 17 inches/48cm finishing with CC. With MC knit one round (in pattern) placing first 9 stitches of round and last 9 stitches of round on holder for sleeve (18 stitches) then knit 72 stitches in pattern place next 18 stitches on holder. Knit to end.

Sleeves (make two)

Cast on 56 stitches onto double pointed needles with MC. Knit one round and then work Latvian braid in MC and CC. Work ribbing two rounds MC then two rounds CC until sleeve measures 3 inches ending with CC. Place last 18 stitches of sleeve on scrap yarn or holder.

Join Sleeves

Place marker, with MC work in ribbing over sleeve, place marker then knit back of body in established pattern, place marker then knit second sleeve in ribbing, place marker and finally knit front of body in established pattern. 220 stitches. Change to 5.25mm/US 9 needle.

Yoke

Knit another round with yarn MC. Increase round with CC: knit across all right sleeve stitches increasing 6 times evenly. Slip marker then knit first 6 stitches in established pattern then *make 1, then knit into the front and back of next stitch* repeat from *to * 6 times. 12 stitches increased. Knit back of sweater in seagull pattern until 6 stitches before marker and repeat increase as before knit 6 stitches in pattern and increase again from *. Knit sleeve in ribbing then increase from* repeating 3 times. Knit 6 stitches in pattern then increase from * 3times. Knit to 18 stitches before end of round and increase as before 280 stitches. Next round begin seagull pattern on sleeve by starting on row 2 of chart repeating the first 6 stitches of pattern. Continue in seagull pattern (repeat first 6 stitches of chart) only and knit16 rounds .

Short rows to shape back and neck. Knit in pattern to 4th marker, wrap next stitch and turn work, slip first stitch then continue back to the beginning of the round purling instead of knitting and slipping stitches following pattern. Continue in short rows to 4th marker until color matches that of the stitches not worked in short rows. Continue working in the round until 25 rows of double seagull pattern have worked. Work short rows to 4th marker as before, then work short rows only right shoulder (from first marker to 2nd) knitting or purling 2 stitches together (last stitch of row before the marker with one stitch on the past marker) at the end of each row, then knit wrap the next stitch and turn work. Slip marker to other side of decreased stitches. Continue decreasing one stitch at end of each row for 6 rows. Then begin decreasing 2 stitches per row (knit or purl 3 together at each end of row) for 4 rows then around the back (color should continue established pattern and if not then work knit and purl once more before continuing) knit to 3d marker and repeat short rows as before. Continue to beginning of round. Change color knit one round in pattern.

Decrease round: * Knit 2 together, slip 2* repeat from * to * till end of round.

Change to 4 mm needles knit one in MC, knit one in CC repeat this to the end of the row. At the same time knit 2 stitches together every 4th stitch. Work Latvian braid in MC and CC. Next round knit withMC decreasing every 4th stitch. Cast off all stitches tightly.

Finishing weave in all ends. Graft stitches together at armpit. Dampen and iron lightly. No blocking to measurements needed. Wear and enjoy!




2 comments:

  1. Hi, I've knitting the body of a sweater and would like knit the yok with your pattern. I'm at the part where I need to cast on 56 sts for the sleeves. Are these stitches cast on separate needles and then joined to the 18sts? The instructions say "place last 18sts of sleeve on scrap yarn or holder"...are these not the same 18 sts from the body? I'm confused as to how the joining part works. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    You knit the sleeve stitches in the round on double point needles seperate from the body until they are the length specified. Then for the UNDERARM you put some sleeve stitches on a holder and some body stitches on a holder or scrap yarn. Then when you join the sleeve to the body you knit all the stitches on sleeves AND body but not those on the holder. You are now knitting in the round again, (around the top of the arm and across the chest). If you are still confused try reading one of Elizabeth Zimmerman's books like "Knitting without Tears", that will explain everything EVEN better.

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