Worked with Elemental Affects Coastal yarn, which is a breathable mix of merino, silk, and flax, this short-sleeved tee is ideal for warm-weather comfort. The tee is worked seamlessly from the top down and features a wide panel of 4-stitch cables along the center front and back. The subtle swing shape is achieved by increasing the number of purl stitches between the individual cable columns and by working increases each side of each of the two cable panels.
Stitches are cast on for the upper back, which is worked down to the base of the armholes. Then stitches for the front are picked up across the back shoulders and are also worked down to the base of the armholes, with the neck shaped along the way. The body is then joined and worked in rounds to the hem. Stitches for the sleeves are picked around the armholes, the caps shaped with short-rows, then worked in rounds to the edging. The body, sleeves, and neckline are trimmed with k3, p1 ribbing.
Finished Size: About 351/2 (39, 421/2, 471/4) (503/4, 531/2, 591/4, 631/4)” (90 [99, 108, 120] [129, 136, 150.5, 160.6] cm) circumference at bust, and 413/4 (451/4, 483/4, 553/4) (591/4, 62, 691/2, 733/4)” (106 [115, 124, 141.5] [150.5, 157.5, 176.5, 187.5] cm) circumference at lower edge.
Sweater shown measures 39” (99 cm) at bust.
Yarn: Sportweight (#2 Fine). Shown here: Elemental Affects Coastal (50% U.S. Shaniko merino wool, 25% mulberry silk, 25% Belgian flax; 205 yd [187 meters]/2 oz [56.7 g]): #304 Tangerine, 6 (6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9, 10) skeins.
Needles: Size U.S. 6 (4 mm): 16″ (40 cm) and 24” (60 cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn) or other needle configuration for working small circumferences in rounds.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch markers (m); removable stitch markers; stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 23 stitches and 32 rows/rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch worked in rows or rounds, after blocking.