Mirielle Tee

Mirielle uses a deceptively simple stripe pattern to create the illusion of randomness. With a trendy waistband and large open sleeves, this tee is a must-have piece for the end of summer weather.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 34”

Gauge: 26 sts and 35 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st on largest needles

35 sts and 72 rows = 4” [10 cm] in slipped st pattern on smallest needles

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Queensland Collection United (55% Lambswool, 45% Cotton; 251 yards [230 meters]/50 grams): Ivory (MC, 4 (5, 6, 7, 7) skeins, Redcurrant (C1, 1 skein), Denim (C2, 1 skein)

Needles: US size 3 (3.75 mm) 16” and 32” circular, US size 3 (3.75 mm) DPNs, US size 0 (2 mm), US size 2 (3.5 mm) 32” circular.

Notions Markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

LLI (Left lifted increase)

Insert your right needle from back to front underneath stitch two stitches below the next stitch on the right needle, then place this stitch on the left needle. Knit this stitch, and slip it off the needle.

RLI (Right lifted increase)

Use your right needle to pull the stitch one row below the first stitch on your right needle, then place the stitch on the left needle, taking care to ensure it doesn’t slip over the stitch next to it. Then knit the stitch and slip it off the needle.

Sl1 wyib: Slip one with yarn in back.

Sl1 wyif: Slip one with yarn in front.

Pattern Notes

The waist band is worked flat, then the top and bottom are picked up and worked in the round.

Pattern

Waist Band

With C1 and smallest needles, CO 24 sts.

Row 1 (WS): Purl.

Row 2: With MC, p1, [k2, sl2 wyif] to last 3 sts, sl2 wyif, p1.

Row 3: Sl1, [p2, sl2 wyib] to last 3 sts, sl2 wyib, k1.

Row 4: With C1, p1, [sl2 wyif, k2] to last 3 sts, k2, p1

Row 5: Sl1, [sl2 wyib, p2] to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Row 6: Sl1, knit to last st, p1.

Row 7: Sl1, purl to last st, k1.

Row 8: With C2, p1, [k2, sl2 wyif] to last 3 sts, sl2 wyif, p1.

Row 9: Sl1, [p2, sl2 wyib] to last 3 sts, sl2 wyib, k1.

Row 10: With C1, p1, [sl2 wyif, k2] to last 3 sts, k2, p1

Row 11: Sl1, [sl2 wyib, p2] to last 3 sts, p2, k1.

Row 12: Sl1, knit to last st, p1.

Rep Rows 1-12 until piece meas 29.25 (32, 36, 40, 44)”, ending with Row 12.

  1. Sew ends together.

Body

Bottom

With C3, RS facing, and medium needles, PU 192 (208, 232, 264, 288) sts along edge of Waist Band. Place marker and join in the rnd.

Rnds 1-5: Knit.

Switch to MC and larger needles.

Rnd 6: [Pick up purl bump from first rnd and knit together with next st] around.

Rnd 7: [K24 (26, 29, 33, 36), m1] around. (200 (216, 240, 272, 296) sts)

Place marker 50 (54, 60, 68, 74) sts from beg and end of rnd.

Cont in St st for 7.75 (8, 8.25, 8.5, 8.75)” while working Inc Rnd every 6 (4, 4, 6, 4) rnds 6 (4, 6, 11, 7) times, then every 8 (6, 6, 0, 6) rnds 3 (8, 7, 0, 7) times. (236 (264, 292, 316, 352) sts)

Inc. Rnd: [Knit to marker, RL1, sm, LLI] twice, knit to end of rnd. (4 sts dec’d)

Switch to C2.

Next Rnd: Knit and place lifeline.

Knit 5 rnds even.

Place sts from lifeline onto second circular needle. Use 3-needle BO method to attach lifeline sts to final sts.

Top

With C3, RS facing, and medium needles, PU 192 (208, 232, 264, 288) sts along edge of Waist Band. Place marker and join in the round.

Rnds 1-5: Knit.

Switch to MC and larger needles.

Rnd 6: [Pick up purl bump from first rnd and knit together with next st] around.

Rnd 7: [K24 (26, 29, 33, 36), m1] around. (200 (216, 240, 272, 296) sts)

Place marker 50 (54, 60, 68, 74) sts from beg and end of rnd.

Cont in St st for 4.5 (4.75, 5, 5.25, 5.5)” while working Inc Rnd every 6 (4, 4, 6, 6) rnds 4 (4, 3, 6, 5) times, then every 8 (6, 6, 8, 8) rnds 1 (4, 5, 1, 2) times. (220 (248, 272, 300, 324) sts)

Inc. Rnd: [Knit to marker, RL1, sm, LLI] twice, knit to end of rnd. (4 sts dec’d)

Yoke

Rnd 1: [Knit to marker, place next 10 (10, 10, 20, 26) sts on holder, provisionally CO 108 (114, 120, 120, 126)] twice, knit to end of round. (416 (456, 492, 500, 524) sts)

Rnd 2: Knit.

Cont in St st for 8.5 (8.75, 9.25, 9.75, 10.25)” while working Sleeve Dec Rnd every rnd 22 (24, 26, 16, 18) times, then every 2 rnds 24 (25, 26, 34, 35) times, and Neck Dec Rnd every 2 rnds 10 (15, 18, 18, 19) times, then every 4 rnds 8 (3, 1, 3, 3) times, then every 2 rnds 9 (15, 18, 17, 18) times. (124 (128, 136, 148, 152) sts)

Sleeve Dec. Rnd: [Knit to marker, sm, k2tog, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk, sm] 2x.

Neck Dec. Rnd: [K2tog, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk, sm, knit to next marker, sm] 2x, knit to end of round.

AT THE SAME TIME, work until piece meas 4.25 (4.5, 5, 5.75, 6.25)” from Yoke cast on, ending with a RS row.

Row 1 (WS): K1, ssp, purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d)

Row 2: P1, knit to last sts, p1.

Row 3: K1, ssp, purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d)

Rows 4-6: Work in pattern.

Row 7: K1, ssp, purl to last 3 sts, p2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d)

Rows 8-28: Work in pattern.

Row 29 (WS): K1, M1P, purl to last 3 sts, M1P, k1. (1 st inc’d)

Rows 30-32: Work in pattern.

Row 33 (WS): K1, M1P, purl to last 3 sts, M1P, k1. (1 st inc’d)

Row 34: P1, knit to last sts, p1.

Row 35 (WS): K1, M1P, purl to last 3 sts, M1P, k1. (1 st inc’d)

BO all sts.

Sleeves (make 2)

Place provisional sts on largest needles. Place underarm sts on needles. Place marker for beginning of round. (118 (124, 130, 140, 152) sts)

With MC, knit 4.75”

Switch to CC2.

Rnd 1: Knit and place lifeline.

Knit 5 rnds even. Place sts from lifeline onto second circular needle. Use 3-needle BO method to attach lifeline sts to final sts.

Finishing

With C2, apply 4 st I-cord to neck opening.

Sew top of neck opening together.

Block to schematic measurements.

Weave in ends.

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