Boardwalk Tee – Oceanfront Version

The original Boardwalk Tee from the August 2016 issue has been rebooted! In this exciting new version we’re using a more summer-appropriate linen yarn, with an optional split hem. You’ll love this new twist on a classic I Like Knitting design!

https://www.ilikeknitting.com/knitting-top-patterns/boardwalk-tee/

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished bust size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”, to fit approx. bust sizes 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)”. 2–4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36.

Gauge: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” in st st, worked flat on larger needle, after blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Louet Euroflax (100% wet-spun linen; 270 yd [246 m]/100 g): Champagne (MC, 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins), Teal (CC, 1 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins)

#2 Fine

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 40” circular needle, or size to obtain gauge;

US size 3 (3.25 mm) 24” circular needle or needles 1 size smaller than gauge needle;

Set US size 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs, two 24” circular needles, or one 40” circular needle for magic loop

Notions: Stitch markers, removable stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holder or scrap yarn

Abbreviations

W&t: wrap and turn

Special Stitches

Garter Stitch (worked in the round)

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rep these 2 rounds for pattern.

Garter Stitch (worked flat)

Row 1: Knit.

Rep for pattern.

Wrap and turn (w&t):

Wrapping a knit stitch: Work to the st to be wrapped, sl next st pwise to right needle, move working yarn to the front, sl st back to the left needle, move working yarn to the back, turn work.

Wrapping a purl stitch: Work to the st to be wrapped, sl next st pwise to right needle, move working yarn to the back, sl st back to the left needle, move working yarn to the front, turn work.

Pattern Notes

When working with linen yarn, it is imperative that you swatch and then wash and block your swatch according to the yarn label’s directions, in order to accurately check your gauge. For Euroflax, it is recommended to wash your swatch/garment in the washing machine on a delicate cycle, and then dry in the dryer, either until just damp or completely dry. More details on washing and blocking are included in the pattern finishing instructions.

Please read through pattern completely before starting, as some instructions are given at the same time. The front and back of this piece are worked flat from the bottom up and seamed. The sides are then picked up from the right and left edges and seamed. Sleeves are shaped with short rows. Garter trim is picked up and knit around the bottom hem, neck and armholes.

Pattern

Front

With larger needle and MC, CO 84 (96, 108, 120, 132, 144) sts.

Work in st st for 15 (15, 15, 15, 14½, 14).

Switch to CC. Work in st st for 2 (2¼, 2¼, 2½, 2¾, 3).

Switch to MC. Work in st st for 2 (2¼, 2¼, 2½, 2¾, 3).

Switch to CC. Work in st st for 2 (2¼, 2¼, 2½, 2¾, 3).

At the same time, when piece measures 17 (17¼, 17¼, 17¾, 17¾, 18¾)” from CO edge, begin neck shaping as follows:

Row 1: K29 (33, 38, 42, 48, 52), BO next 26 (30, 32, 36, 36, 40) sts, k to end.

Place Left Front sts on holder or scrap yarn and continue to work Right Front sts.

Right Front

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: BO 4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 10) sts, k to end–25 (29, 32, 36, 40, 42) sts.

Row 5: BO 2 (3, 4, 4, 6, 6) sts, k to end–23 (26, 28, 32, 34, 36) sts.

Row 7: K1, ssk, k to end–22 (25, 27, 31, 33, 35) sts.

Rep Rows 7-8, 12 (13, 15, 15, 15, 13) times more–10 (12, 12, 16, 18, 22) sts.

Place remaining sts on holder or scrap yarn.

Return held Left Front sts to needles and join yarn with WS facing.

Left Front

Row 2 (WS): BO 4 (4, 6, 6, 8, 10) sts, p to end. (25, 29, 32, 36, 40, 42 sts)

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: BO 2 (3, 4, 4, 6, 6) sts, p to end. (23, 26, 28, 32, 34, 36 sts)

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (22, 25, 27, 31, 33, 35 sts)

Row 8: Purl.

Rep Rows 7-8, 12 (13, 15, 15, 15, 13) times more. (10, 12, 12, 16, 18, 22 sts)

Place remaining sts on holder or scrap yarn.

Back

Work as for Front.

Return held Left Front and Left Back sts to needles and join using 3-needle BO.

Rep for Right Front and Right Back sts.

Left Side

With RS facing, using CC and larger needle, pick up and knit 90 (90, 90, 90, 87, 84) sts up to bottom of first contrast color stripe, PM using a removable marker, pick up and knit 72 (82, 82, 90, 100, 108) sts to bottom of first contrast color stripe on back, PM using a removable marker, pick up and knit 90 (90, 90, 90, 87, 84) sts to end. (252, 262, 262, 270, 274, 276 sts)

Work 7 more rows in st st.

Switch to MC.

Note: if you prefer not to work the split hem, work these 4 rows in st st.

Row 1: K20, PM, work in st st to last 20 sts, PM, k to end.

Row 2: K to first m, p to last m, k to end.

Rep Rows 1-2 once more.

Short-Rows 1-2: K to 1 st before 2nd m, w&t, purl to 1 st before m, w&t.

Short-Rows 3-4: K to 10 (11, 11, 13, 14, 16) sts before last wrapped st, w&t, purl to 10 (11, 11, 13, 14, 16) sts before last wrapped st, w&t.

Rep Short-Rows 3-4 twice more.

Next Row: Knit to end, picking up wraps and working them with their stitches.

Next Row: K to first m, p to last m, picking up wraps and working them with their stitches, k to end. (If you are not working the split hem, work all sts in purl.)

Next Row: K to end.

Next Row: K to first m, p to last m, k to end. (If you are not working the split hem, work all sts in purl.)

BO all sts, leaving removable markers in place.

Right Side

Work as for Left Side.

Finishing

Left side: Fold piece at shoulder seam with RS facing out so that bound off edges at sides are parallel. Using horizontal mattress stitch and beginning above garter stitch section, seam bound off edges together up to markers. Remove markers.

Note: if you are not including the split hem, begin seaming at the bottom edge.

Repeat for Right Side.

Armholes (work both the same)

With RS facing, using CC and DPNs, pick and up knit 76 (86, 86, 94, 104, 112) sts around armhole, PM and join to work in the round.

Work 3 rounds in Garter Stitch.

BO.

Collar

With RS facing, beginning at right shoulder seam and using smaller circular needle and CC, pick up and knit 2 sts for every 3 rows down back right side, 38 (44, 52, 56, 64, 72) sts across bound off stitches at center back, 2 sts for every 3 rows up back left side and down front left side, 38 (44, 52, 56, 64, 72) sts across bound off stitches at center front and 2 sts for every 3 rows up right front side.

PM and join to work in the round. Work 5 rounds in Garter Stitch. BO.

Bottom Hem

With RS facing, beginning at right side seam and using smaller circular needle and CC, pick up and knit approximately 108 (110, 132, 144, 156, 168) sts across bottom front edge of tee.

Work 5 rows in Garter Stitch. BO.

Rep for back hem.

Note: if you are not including the split hem, you can pick up stitches all the way around the bottom edge and work in the rnd.

Weave in ends.

Washing and Blocking

Wash your finished garment in the washing machine on a delicate cycle. Dry in the dryer on low-medium heat. You have two options for blocking. You may remove the garment from the dryer when it is still slightly damp and lay it flat to finish drying, shaping it to finished dimensions; you can also dry the garment completely in the dryer, and then use a steam iron to smooth out wrinkles, straighten seams and shape to finished dimensions.

The garment should always be washed and dried in this manner, as the more you wash and dry your tee, the softer the linen will become.

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