Chill Cashmere Blend Baseball Tee

This casual tee is a more feminine version of a baseball jersey, and is worked in a blend of soft cotton with a touch of luxurious cashmere. The saddle shoulders and three-quarter length sleeves keep it casual and all edges are left to roll in the natural manner of stockinette stitch.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: P (S, M, L), Finished Bust Size 34 (38, 42, 46)” to fit bust of 32 (36, 40, 44)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size medium.

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st

Materials

Yarn: Berroco Corsica (90% Cotton, 10% Cashmere; 150 yards [137 meters]/50 grams): #3602 Cork (MC, 4 (4, 5, 5) balls), #3642 Rose Petal (CC, 3 (3, 4, 4) balls)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75mm) 16” and 24” circular, US size 5 (3.75mm) DPNs

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Do not join, work in rows.

Pattern

Back

With CC and longer needle, CO 93 (105, 115, 127) sts.

Work even in St st until piece meas 12 (13, 13, 14)” from CO edge, end with a WS row.

Shape Underarm

BO 7 (10, 12, 12) sts at beg of next 2 rows. (79 (85, 91, 103) sts)

Dec 1 st each end of every RS row 3 (4, 4, 5) more times. (73 (77, 83, 93) sts)

Work even until piece meas 5.5 (6, 6, 6.5)” above bound-off underarm sts, ending with a WS row.

Shoulders and Back Neck

Mark center 27 (27, 31, 33) sts.

Next Row (RS): BO 23 (25, 26, 30) sts, k27 (27, 31, 33) sts and place on holder, BO rem 23 (25, 26, 30) sts.

Front

Work as for Back until piece meas 4.5 (5, 5, 5.5)” above bound-off underarm sts, ending with a WS row.

Shape Front Neck

Mark center 19 (19, 23, 25) sts.

Next Row (RS): K27 (29, 30, 34) sts, join second ball of yarn, knit marked center sts and place on holder, k27 (29, 30, 34) sts.

Working on both sides of neck with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 4 times. (23 (25, 26, 30) sts rem on each side of neck)

BO all sts.

Sleeves

With CC and longer needle, CO 60 (66, 72, 78) sts

Work even in St st for 2”, ending with a WS row.

Inc 1 st each end on next and every following 14th row for a total of 4 times. (68 (74, 80, 86) sts)

Work even until Sleeve meas 13.5 (13.5, 14.5, 14.5)” from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Shape Sleeve Cap

Mark each end st for underarm.

Work even for 1 (1.25, 1.75, 1.75)” more, ending with a WS row.

Dec 1 st each end every RS row 3 (4, 4, 5) times. (62 (66, 72, 76) sts)

Next Row (RS): BO 21 (23, 26, 28) sts, k20 sts and place on holder, BO rem 21 (23, 26, 28) sts.

Cut yarn.

Left Saddle Shoulder

Cut a piece of CC yarn 30” long.

With piece of CC, longer needle, and RS facing, pick up and k23 (25, 26, 30) sts along BO edge of Left Front Shoulder. Slide sts to opposite end of needle. With ball of CC yarn and free end of same needle, pick up and k23 (25, 26, 30) sts along BO edge of Left Back Shoulder.

Note: Tips of circular needle should be at armhole edges.

Sl sts of one sleeve from holder to LH needle.

Note: Front Shoulder and Sleeve sts should be on LH needle, Back Shoulder sts will be on RH needle.

Next Row (RS): Sl first st of Back Shoulder to LH needle, *k2tog (1 sleeve st + 1 shoulder st), pm, k18, ssk, sl 1 wyib, turn.

Row 2: P2tog-tbl, pm, p18, sl marker, p2tog, sl 1 wyif, turn*.

Slipping markers, making sure to have 18 sts between markers at all times; rep from * to * until all picked-up sts have been worked.

Place rem 20 sts on holder.

Right Saddle Shoulder

Cut a piece of CC yarn 30” long.

With piece of CC, longer needle, and RS facing, pick up and k23 (25, 26, 30) sts along BO edge of right back shoulder. Slide sts to opposite end of needle. With ball of CC yarn and free end of same needle, pick up and k23 (25, 26, 30) sts along BO edge of right front shoulder.

Note: Tips of circular needle should be at armhole edges.

Sl sts of one sleeve from holder to LH needle.

Note: Back Shoulder and Sleeve sts should be on LH needle, Front Shoulder sts will be on RH needle.

Next Row (RS): Sl first st of Front Shoulder to LH needle, *k2tog, (1 sleeve st + 1 shoulder st), pm, k18, ssk, sl 1 wyib, turn.

Row 2: P2tog-tbl, pm, p18, sl marker, p2tog, sl 1 wyif, turn*.

Slipping markers, making sure to have 18 sts between markers at all times; rep from * to * until all picked-up sts have been worked.

Place rem 20 sts on holder.

Finishing

Matching underarm markers to first BO st of underarm, sew armhole seams.

Sew sleeve and side seams.

Neckband

With CC and shorter circular needle, knit across Back Neck sts and Left Sleeve sts, pick up and k1 st in every row along edge of Left Front Neck, knit center Front Neck sts, pick up and k1 st in every row along edge of Right Front Neck (having same amount of sts as on opposite side).

Pm for end of rnd.

K 9 rnds.

BO loosely.

Block.

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