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Maren Leaves Tee

Wear your leaves on your sleeves with the Maren Leaves Tee! Worked from the top down, this tee begins with leafy lace panels for the shoulders and is made in a cotton and linen blend yarn that’s ideal for staying cool in warm weather.

Time: 30 Hours Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” to fit bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Knit Picks Cotlin (70% Tanguis cotton, 30% linen; 123 yards [112 meters]/50 grams): 25777 Sage Brush (6 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls),

Needles: US size 6 (4 mm) straight, 5 (3.5 mm) straight and 24” circular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

The lace shoulder panels are worked first. The rest of the top is worked by picking up stitches from the side edge of the shoulder panels from the top down. Worked from top-down. The armholes are shaped and the rest of the body is knit to the bottom edge. The front neckline is created by a little shaping and the rest of the body is worked same as back.

Special Stitches

Maren Leaves pattern:

Panel of 31 sts

Row 1 and all odd numbered rows (WS): Sl1p, purl.

Row 2: Sl1p, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k3, DD, k3, yo, DD, yo, k3, DD, k3, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2.

Row 4: Sl1p, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2, DD, k2, yo, DD, yo, k2, DD, k2, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k2.

Row 6: Sl1p, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k1, DD, k1, yo, DD, yo, k1, DD, k1, yo, k5, yo, ssk, yo, k2.

Row 8: Sl1p, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k7, [yo, DD] 3 times, yo, k7, yo, ssk, yo, k2.

Row 10: Sl1p, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, DD, yo, ssk, k8, yo, ssk, yo, k2.

Rep Rows 1-10 for pattern.

Pattern

Shoulder panel (Make 2)

With larger needles, CO 31 sts.

Work Rows 1-10 of Maren Leaves panel 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times. Fasten off.

Back

With larger needles and RS facing of first shoulder panel, pick up 31 (36, 41, 46, 51) sts along long edge of panel starting from shoulder edge toward neck, cable CO 38 sts for back neck, then pick up 31 (36, 41, 46, 51) sts along long edge of second shoulder panel starting from neck edge towards shoulder. (100 (110, 120, 130, 140) sts)

Work in St st until piece measures 5.5 (6, 6.5, 7, 7.5)”.

Armhole

BO 5 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows for underarm. (90 (100, 110, 120, 130) sts)

Work in St st until piece measures 24 (24, 25, 25, 26)” from the center of the Maren Leaves shoulder panel.

Work 8 rows (4 ridges) in garter st. BO all sts loosely.

Front

Right front

Pick up and knit 31 (36, 41, 46, 51) sts along the front of the right shoulder panel.

Work in St st for 2″ then increase one st on the neck side every other row 7 (7, 8, 8, 9) times ending with a RS row. (38 (43, 49, 54, 60) sts)

Place sts on hold.

Left front

Work same as for right front. (38 (43, 49, 54, 60) sts)

Leave sts on needle.

Front body

With RS still facing, cable CO 24 (24, 22, 22, 20) sts, then cont working across held right front sts. (100 (110, 120, 130, 140) sts)

Complete as for back including armhole decreases. (90 (100, 110, 120, 130) sts)

Finishing

Seam side seams.

Sleeve edging

With smaller needles and RS facing, pick up 70 (75, 80, 85, 90) sts along sleeve edge. Work 6 rows (3 ridges) in garter st. Bind of all sts loosely.

Neck edging

With smaller needles, starting at the center of back neck, pick up and knit 150 (150, 160, 164, 170) sts around neckline. Work 8 rows of k1, p1. BO all sts loosely.

Weave in all ends. Block top to size.

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