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Hand Dyed Diva

Basic Elements™ Simple Tee Knitting Pattern

Basic Elements™ Simple Tee Knitting Pattern

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About Basic Elements™ Patterns
Our Basic Elements™ knitting patterns offer a wide range of projects that allow you to create wardrobe staples with your own personal flair!

About This Pattern
A simple knit T-shirt is a warm weather wardrobe staple. You’ll reach for this simple breezy top all summer long. With its comfortable shaping and clean lines, it will easily pair with your jeans, shorts and skirts.

This top is knit in one piece. The body is knit in the round to the armholes, then divided and the front and back worked separately to the shoulder seams. The sleeves are worked in the round from stitches picked up around the armholes. It features subtle A-line shaping, a relaxed crew neck, drop shoulders, and short sleeves.

While this is a great first sweater project for a beginner, this is also a pattern you can turn to again and again. Once you’re comfortable with the basic construction, use this pattern as a blank canvas for your own creative expression. Use your stash of leftovers to add stripes. Try different stitch patterns. The possibilities are endless.

Pattern Details
Yarn: 595 (675, 745, 825)(890, 970, 1050)(1140, 1215, 1315) yds DK weight yarn

The original sample was made with the following: 6 skeins Berroco Cambria (60% Baby Alpaca, 20% Linen, 20% Lyocell; 137yds/50g) in color #7935 Juniper.  We recommend trying our Hand Dyed Diva Homegrown or regular DK yarns. Or try our Ripple yarn for fun effect!

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) circular knitting needles, 16” and 32” long, and needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT GAUGE.

US 3 (3.25 mm) circular knitting needles, 16” and 32” long, and needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, or two sizes smaller than size used to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch holders or scrap yarn, tapestry needle

22 sts and 30 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch using larger needles, after blocking. Save time by taking time to check gauge.

Bust/Chest: 33 ½ (36 ¼, 39 ¼, 42 ¼)(45, 48, 51) (53 ¾, 56 ¾, 59¾)“
Length: 22 (23, 23 ½, 24 ¼)(24 ½, 25, 25 ½) (26 ¼, 26 ¾, 27 ¼)”

Sample shown is size 42 ¼“.

Cast on
Bind off
Knit in the round
Decrease to shape the garment
Sew shoulder seams
Pick up and knit stitches along an edge

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Care Instructions

With all of our hand dyed yarns and handmade objects and wearables, unless otherwise specified, we recommend you spot clean. Superwash wool garments may be washed in cold water and laid flat to dry, but if in doubt, spot check first.

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