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Elva Tee

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The Elva Tee is an elegant yet simple cap-sleeve tee knit from the top down. The short sleeves feature a beginner-friendly lace motif and the body is knit in stockinette stitch in the round. Short rows help lengthen the back neckline of the shirt while subtle increases in the body create an almost A-line silhouette. Garter stitch frames the body and sleeves along the hemlines, then a clean I-cord edge finishes off the neckline. Bamboo, linen, silk, hemp and/or cotton blends knit up beautifully in this warm weather top.

SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1XL)( 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) = 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)(54, 58, 62, 66)” bust.
Sample Size: S/38”

GAUGE: 26 sts x 36 rounds = 4” in stockinette in the round.

YARN: 3 (3, 3, 3, 4)(4, 5, 5, 5) skeins of Cashmere Treats’ Bamboo Sock (380 yrds/348 m, 100g/3.53 oz, 65% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 20% Bamboo, 15% Silk) in colorway “Hyacinth”, or any sock or fingering weight yarn necessary to obtain gauge.

Estimated total yrds/m: 876 (1003, 1114, 1244, 1377)(1531, 1676, 1860, 2035) yrds / 801 (917, 1018, 1137, 1259)(1400, 1532, 1700, 1861) m

NOTE: Adjusting the length of the garment will affect total yardage.

NEEDLES: US size #4 (3.5mm) 32”-60” circular needles for body and dpns for sleeves, or any size necessary to obtain gauge.

OTHER MATERIALS: Stitch markers (9), darning needle, scrap yarn.

Knitting flat and in the round
Simple lace
German Short Rows
Picking up sts
I-cord BO
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