Margareta

Margareta is a two-color, short-sleeved tee worked in fingering-weight wool – light and airy for warm days and nights. Its sleeves and shoulders are worked in ribbon lace – an easily mastered 9 stitch by 20 row repeat – in a complimentary color that provides textural companion to the stockinette stitch simplicity of its lower bodice. This tee is slim-fitting, shaped, and extends mid-hip in length. Worked bottom-up, the lower portion begins as one piece on circular needles, until the starting point of the lace at the underarm where it splits and each side is worked separately.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Waist: 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50"
Hips: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Length: 25
½, 26, 26¼, 26½, 26¾, 27, 27¼"

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Finch wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 221 yds (202 m) per 50g skein);

Main color (lower bodice) – Twig #119; 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 635, 715, 790, 860, 920, 985, 1050 yards;
Contrast color (upper bodice and sleeves) – Egret #101; 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 510, 605, 705, 840, 955, 1095, 1225 yards.

Needles
US3 (3.25mm) or to obtain gauge

1 20 to 32" circular (use needle length shorter than the waist measurement of size selected)
1 pair straight needles

Notions
Stitch markers for indicating lace repeats
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking


GAUGE
28 sts and 40 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch worked in the round
25.3 sts and 34.3 rows to 4" in ribbon lace after blocking


SKILLS REQUIRED
Circular knitting, decreasing (k2tog, k2tog tbl), increasing (m1L, m1R, yo), stitch pick up around neckline, short row shaping and 3-needle bind off at shoulders, blocking, and seaming.

13 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, lace pattern description/chart, and shaping notes, along with a multi-set template to assist tracking of stitch sequences during shaping.

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