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Laura Aylor's Sun Tea is a breezy, slightly
cropped tee knit in fingering weight yarn. The sleeve caps and bodice are knit
side to side in garter stitch. The body is then picked up and knit in
stockinette. Front decreases under the bust keep it from being too roomy in
front and a longer curved back gives you a bit more coverage where you need it.
The body is finished off with a double-knit hem.
The sideways-knit garter bodice is the ideal place to use a
pretty skein of variegated yarn.
For best results, use a yarn with some drape so that the body
gathers are not stiff. Superwash wool, silk blends, linen and linen blends
should all work well. When in doubt, swatch! Be sure to wash and block your
swatch to see how the fabric will behave.
Sizes: To fit - XS: 28-32", S: 32-36”, M: 36-40”, L: 40-44”, XL: 44-48”
Yarn: 685-1140 (626-1042m) Fingering Weight
Skills: Long-tail and backwards-loop cast-ons, Simple short rows - no picking up wraps required!
Increasing & Decreasing, Picking up stitches and Double-knitting (technique given)
Needles: US 4 (3.5mm)
Gauges: Blocked garter (stretched) – 22 stitches and 36
rows per 4"
Blocked stockinette – 25 stitches and 32 rows per 4"