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Pacifica Stripes Tee

This seamless striped tee is a cool and nautical addition to your wardrobe. With stripes only halfway up the body of the piece with a couple stripes on the sleeves, this tee has more visual interest and more of a playful summer flair. Knit in sport-weight linen yarn, the tee is ideal for summer/spring wear but can be well worn into early fall.

Time: 32 Hours Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 33.5 (38, 42.5, 47, 51.5, 56.5, 61, 65.5, 70)” to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)”

3-8” of positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 42.5”

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st on larger needles after wet blocking

24 sts and 35 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter st on smaller needles after wet blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Sunrays Creations Kshoma (100% linen; 350 yards [320 meters]/100 grams): Natural (MC, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls), Sea Glass (CC, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) balls)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) and size 4 (3.5 mm) 32” circular needles

Notions: Markers, removable markers, stitch holders/waste yarn, tapestry needle/crochet hook to weave in ends, blocking pins/wires.

Special Stitches

Icelandic BO method

Instructions for working the Icelandic Bind-Off: K1, *transfer st from the right needle to the left, giving it a little twist so that it is mounted correctly; insert right needle in that st, as if to purl, reaching through to knit the next st normally (through the front loop); rep from * until 1 st is left. Break yarn, pull end through last loop, tighten to fasten.

Pattern Notes

This tee is knit top-down in the round with raglan shaping and a scoop neckline. The yoke is first worked in rows with neck and raglan shaping worked at the same time. Once neckline shaping is complete with Row 34, stitches are cast on for the front neck and the piece is joined and continued to work in rounds.

The 1-stitch front edge neck increases are worked as kfb on the RS and pfb on the WS. Raglan increases are worked 1 st before and 1 st after each marker.

The raglan increases before the markers are worked as M1R on RS and M1Rp on WS rows.

The raglan increases after the markers are worked as M1L on RS and M1Lp on WS rows.

The neckline, sleeve and body hems are worked in garter st, while the body is worked in Stockinette st. The tee has built in proportional ease.

Pattern

Yoke

Using smaller needles and long-tail method, CO as follows:

Row 1 (RS): With MC, CO 3 sts (right front), pm, CO 16 (16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18) sts (right sleeve), pm, CO 54 (54, 56, 56, 58, 60, 60, 62, 64) sts (back), pm, CO 16 (16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18) sts (left sleeve), pm, CO 3 sts (left front). (92 (92, 94, 94, 100, 102, 102, 104, 106) sts)

Switch to larger needles.

Row 2 (WS): P3, slip marker (sm), p16 (16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18), sm, p54 (54, 56, 56, 58, 60, 60, 62, 64), sm, p16 (16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18), sm, p3.

Cont in St st unless directed otherwise.

Begin working front neck and raglan increases at the same time.

Shape front neck

Work front neck increases on every RS row as follows:

Row 3 (RS): Kfb, work across to last st, kfb. (1 st increased at each front edge)

Row 4 (WS): Work across.

Rep last 2 rows 3 (3, 3, 3, 6, 6, 6, 9, 12) more times. (4 (4, 4, 4, 7, 7, 7, 10, 13) front sts increased at each front edge)

Then, work front neck increases every 3 rows 8 (8, 8, 8, 6, 6, 6, 4, 2) times as follows:

RS row inc: Kfb, work across to last st, kfb. (1 st increased at each front edge)

WS row inc: Pfb, work across to last st, pfb. (1 st increased at each front edge)

At end of last increase row, an additional 8 (8, 8, 8, 6, 6, 6, 4, 2) front neck sts have been increased at each front edge, ending with a WS Row 34.

Cast-on for front neck: With WS still facing, use backward loop cast-on to CO 24 (24, 26, 26, 26, 28, 28, 28, 28) front neck sts, pm for beginning of rnd, turn.

All neck increases have been completed. Cont to work in the rnd with RS facing.

At the same time, shape raglan

Sizes 33.5 (38, 42.5, 47, 51.5, -, -, -, -)” only:

Work raglan increases on every RS row as follows:

Row 3 (RS): [Work to last st before next marker, m1R, k1, slip marker (sm), k1, m1L] 4 times, work to end. (8 sts increased; 1 st each front, 2 sts each sleeve and back)

Row 4 (WS): Work across.

Rep last 2 rows 4 (3, 15, 30, 41) more times. (5 (4, 16, 31, 42) sts increased each front, 10 (8, 32, 62, 84) sts increased each sleeve and back)

Raglan increases are now complete for size 51.5”.

Sizes 33.5 (38, 42.5, 47, -, -, -, -, -)” only:

Then, work raglan increases every 3 rows/rnds 18 (20, 14, 6) times as follows:

RS row/rnd inc: [Work to last st before next marker, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L] 4 times, work to end. (8 sts increased)

WS row inc: [Work to last st before next marker, m1Rp, p1, sm, p1, m1Lp] 4 times, work to end. (8 sts increased)

At end of last increase rnd, an additional 18 (20, 14, 6) front sts and 36 (40, 26, 12) sts each sleeve and for back have been increased.

Sizes – (-, -, -, -, 56.5, 61, 65.5, 70)” only:

Work raglan increases on every row as follows:

Row 3 (RS): [Work to last st before next marker, m1R, k1, sm, k1, m1L] 4 times, work to end. (8 sts increased; 1 st each front, 2 sts each sleeve and back)

Row 4 (WS): [Work to last st before next m, m1Rp, p1, sm, p1, m1Lp] 4 times, work to end. (8 sts increased)

Rep last 2 rows 2 (6, 8, 12) more times. (6 (14, 18, 26) sts increased each front, 12 (28, 36, 52) sts increased each sleeve and back)

Then, work raglan increases every RS row/rnd 42 (41, 42, 40) times. An additional 42 (41, 42, 40) front sts and 84 (82, 84, 80) sts each sleeve and for back have been increased.

All sizes

There are now a total of 324 (332, 390, 440, 488, 540, 596, 640, 692) sts: 24 (24, 26, 26, 26, 28, 28, 28, 28) front neck sts, 38 (39, 45, 52, 58, 64, 71, 77, 84) sts each front, 62 (64, 78, 90, 102, 114, 128, 138, 150) sts each sleeve, and 100 (102, 118, 130, 142, 156, 170, 182, 196) back sts.

Separate body and sleeves

Place each 62 (64, 78, 90, 102, 114, 128, 138, 150) sleeve sts between sleeve markers onto spare yarn.

Body

Next rnd: [K to next sleeve, using backward loop cast-on, CO 12 (14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18) sts for underarm] 2 times, k to end. (224 (232, 262, 288, 316, 344, 372, 400, 428) body sts)

Begin working stripe pattern:

Rnds 1-9: With MC, k.

Rnds 10-12: With CC, k.

Rep Rnds 1-12 until piece measures 13” from underarm or to desired length, ending with Rnd 12. Cut CC.

Body Hem

Switch to smaller needles.

Using MC, work in garter st (knit 1 rnd, p next rnd) for 10 rnds.

Join CC, k 1 rnd and then BO using Icelandic BO method. Fasten off.

Sleeves

Place held 62 (64, 78, 90, 102, 114, 128, 138, 150) sleeve sts onto circular needles. With RS facing, join MC at underarm and pick up 12 (14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 16, 18, 18) sts along underarm CO, pm for beginning of rnd. (74 (78, 92, 104, 118, 130, 144, 156, 168) sleeve sts)

Rnds 1-9: With MC, k.

Rnds 10-12: With CC, k.

Using MC, work in garter st (knit 1 rnd, p next rnd) for 10 rnds.

Join CC, k 1 rnd and then BO using Icelandic BO method. Fasten off.

Finishing

Neck Edge:

With RS facing and MC, using smaller needles, pick up 54 (54, 56, 56, 58, 60, 60, 62, 64) sts along back neck, 16 (16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18, 18) sts along sleeve edge, 2 sts along top front neck, 26 sts along front neck shaping edge, 24 (24, 26, 26, 26, 28, 28, 28, 28) sts along center front neck edge, 26 sts along other front neck shaping edge, 2 sts along other top front neck, and 16 (16, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18, 18) sts along next sleeve edge. (166 (166, 170, 170, 176, 180, 182, 184) sts)

Using MC, work in garter sts (knit 1 rnd, p next rnd) for 10 rnds.

Join CC, k 1 rnd and then BO using Icelandic BO method. Fasten off.

Wet block garment. Lay it flat to dry, pinning the neck edges and hem properly. Weave in ends when dry.

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Comments
  • Jennifer L.

    It would be nice if the designers would include a schematic. I am a visual learner and having a schematic available to refer to is immensely helpful. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hello! I’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply

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