Leafy Lace Tee

Make your knitting practical and wearable this summer! Leafy Lace Tee is designed to work as a beach cover-up or as a top to throw over your favorite tank or flowery dress. It is meant to be worn oversized to allow plenty of room for layering and movement.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X) for finished bust size 38 3/4 (43 1/2, 47 1/2, 51 1/2, 55 1/2)”; shown in small size. Note: Tee is intended to fit with several inches of positive ease. 

Gauge: 20 sts x 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Right Slanting Lace using larger needle after wet blocking; 24 sts x 34 rows = 4” in Twisted Ribbing using smaller needle

Materials

Yarn: Fibra Natura Flax (100% linen; 137 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): #12 Tarragon (8 (9, 10, 11, 12) hanks)
Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) straight needles and US size 2 (2.75 mm) straight needles
Notions: Markers, tapestry needle

Abbreviations

tbl: through the back loop

Special Stitches

Twisted Ribbing (odd number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): K1, p1, * k1 tbl, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 (WS): P1, k1, * p1 tbl, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rep Rows 1-2 for Twisted Ribbing patt.

Pattern Notes

The smaller needle is used only for ribbing at the top of each piece. The larger needle is used for Sleeve cuff and Curved Hem Edging.

Pattern

Back

With smaller needle, CO 49 (49, 57, 57, 57) sts.
Set-up row (RS): K1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, pm, [k1 tbl, p1] 14 (14, 15, 15, 15)times, k1 tbl, pm, [p1, k1tbl] 3 times, p1, pm, [k1 tbl, p1] 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) times, k1 tbl, pm, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1. Work Row 2 of Twisted Ribbing patt, then rep Rows 1-2 of Twisted Ribbing patt, 2 times. Switch to larger needle.

Shape Raglans
Note: When increasing in Slanting Lace patts, maintain new sts as much as possible in pattern. Be sure to work an increase in pattern only if there are enough sts for a corresponding decrease, and vice versa.
Inc Row (RS): Work in est’d Rib patt to m, sl m, m1, work Row 1 of Left Slanting Lace patt to m, sl m, work in est’d Rib patt to m, sl m, work Row 1 of Right Slanting Lace patt to m, m1, sl m, work in est’d Rib patt to end. (2 sts inc’d)
Next Row (WS): Work in est’d Rib patt to m, work Row 2 of Right Slanting Lace patt to m, work in est’d Rib patt to m, work Row 2 of Left Slanting Lace patt to m, work in est’d Rib patt to end.
Inc Row: Work in est’d Rib patt to m, sl m, m1, work Row 3 of Left Slanting Lace patt to m, sl m, work in est’d Rib patt to m, sl m, work Row 3 of Right Slanting Lace patt to m, m1, sl m, work in est’d Rib patt to end. (2 sts inc’d)
Next Row (WS): Work in est’d Rib patt to m, work Row 4 of Right Slanting Lace patt to m, work in est’d Rib patt to m, work Row 4 of Left Slanting Lace patt to m, work in est’d Rib patt to end.
Cont in patt as est’d, repeating an Inc row every RS row, 10 (20, 21, 29, 36) more times, then rep Inc row every other RS row, 9 (5, 5, 2, -) time(s). (91 (103, 113, 123, 133) sts)
Work even, if necessary, until piece measures 10 3/4 (11 1/4, 11 3/4, 12 1/4, 13 1/4)” from cast-on edge, ending with WS row.

Increase for Underarm
Inc Row (RS): Work in est’d patt to m, sl m, m1, work next row of Left Slanting Lace patt to m, sl m, work in est’d patt to m, sl m, work next row of Right Slanting Lace patt to m, m1, sl m, work in est’d patt to end. (2 sts inc’d)
Inc Row (WS): Work in est’d patt to m, sl m, m1p, work next row of Right Slanting Lace patt to m, sl m, work in est’d patt to m, sl m, work next row of Left Slanting Lace patt to m, m1p, sl m, work in est’d patt to end. (2 sts inc’d)
Rep Inc row. (97 (109, 119, 129, 139) sts)
Work even in patt until piece meas 13” from Underarm, ending with WS row.

Shape Curved Hem
Row 1 (RS): Bind off 4 sts, remove m, k2tog, work to 2 sts before final m, ssk, remove m, work in patt to end.
Row 2 (WS): Bind off 4 sts, work in patt to end. (87 (99, 109, 119, 129) sts rem) Work 4 rows even in patt.
Dec row (RS): K1, k2tog, work in patt to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 2 sts dec’d. Work 3 rows even in patt [Rep Dec row. Work 3 rows even in patt.] 2 times. Rep Dec row every RS row, 4 times. (73 (85, 95, 105, 115) sts rem)
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 6 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Bind off rem 37 (49, 59, 69, 79) sts. 

Curved Hem Edging
With larger ndl and RS facing, pick up and knit 38 sts along Right Curved edge, 37 (49, 59, 69, 79) sts along BO edge, and 38 sts along Left Curved edge. (113 (125, 135, 145, 155) sts)
Work in Twisted Ribbing patt for 5 rows. Bind off all sts in patt. Sew sides of Edging to bound-off portion of Body Ribbing.

Front

With smaller needle, CO 49 (49, 57, 57, 57) sts.
Set-up row (RS): K1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, pm, [k1 tbl, p1] 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) times, k1 tbl, pm, [p1, k1tbl] 3 times, p1, pm, [k1 tbl, p1] 14 (14, 15, 15, 15) times, k1 tbl, pm, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1.
Complete as for Back.

Sleeves

With smaller needle, CO 25 sts.
Set-up row (RS): K1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, pm, [k1 tbl, p1] to last 5 sts, k1 tbl, pm, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1. Work Row 2 of Twisted Ribbing patt, then rep Rows 1-2 of Twisted Ribbing patt, 2 times. Switch to larger needle.

Shape Raglans
Note: When increasing in Slanting Lace patts, maintain new sts as much as possible in pattern. Be sure to work an increase in pattern only if there are enough sts for a corresponding decrease, and vice versa.
Inc Row (RS): Work in est’d patt to m, sl m, m1, work Row 1 of Straight Lace patt to m, m1, sl m, work in patt to end. (2 sts inc’d)
Next Row (WS): Work in est’d Rib patt to m, work Row 2 of Straight Lace patt to m, work in est’d Rib patt to end.
Cont in patt as est’d, repeating an Inc row every RS row, 11 (21, 22, 30, 37) more times, then rep Inc row every other RS row, 9 (5, 5, 2, -) time(s). (67 (79, 81, 91, 101) sts)
Work even, if necessary, until piece measures 10 3/4 (11 1/4, 11 3/4, 12 1/4, 13 1/4)” from cast-on edge, ending with WS row.

Increase for Underarm
Inc Row (RS): Work in est’d patt to m, sl m, m1, work in patt to m, m1, sl m, work in est’d patt to end. (2 sts inc’d)
Inc Row (WS): Work in est’d patt to m, sl m, m1p, work in patt to m, m1p, sl m, work in est’d patt to end. (2 sts inc’d)
Rep Inc row. (73 (85, 87, 97, 107) sts)

Sleeve Cuff
Work in Twisted Ribbing patt for 6 rows. Bind off all sts in patt.

Finishing

Block pieces to finished measurements. Sew Raglan and underarm seams. Sew side seams for 9” from Underarms, leaving rem portion unsewn. Weave in ends. yarn ball

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