JANTJE tee is made from a cotton, viscose and linen blend yarn that is perfect for summer and has a lovely drape to it. Since this material is not as light in weight as wool is, it creates the illusion of a shaped waist even though JANTJE is knitted straight from the bottom up. The flaired sleeves are picked up after the shoulder seams are closed and form a nice contrast to the otherwise perpendicular design of the lace strip that is crossed by purl ridges.
I love to wear this airy and super comfortable top over summer shorts if I want a casual look or tucked into a high-waisted skirt for a look that is a little more elegant.
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Two pieces of fabric with measurements on the side.


2XS (XS S M) (L XL 2XL) (3XL 4XL 5XL)

with bust circumference of finished garment
66.5 (77, 87.5, 98) (108.5, 119, 129.5) (140, 150.5, 161) cm
26 (30.25, 34.5, 38.5) (42.75, 46.75, 51) (55.25, 59.25, 63.5) "

Jantje tee is intended to be worn with 3-5cm / 1.25-2" of positive ease around the bust.

A ball of yarn with knitting needles stuck in it.


4 (4, 6, 6) (8, 10, 10) (12, 14, 14) skeins of Sandnes Garn Tynn Line (50g, 220m / 240yds) in color 6554 (petrol)

An abtracted illustration of a gauge swatch.


19 sts and 28 rounds = 10cm / 4" in Stockinette stitch with purl ridge.
The lace stripe should be approx. 4.5 cm / 1.75" wide after blocking.

This a double strand project. Two strands of yarn are held together throughout the entire project.

Wash and block your swatch before measuring. My experience with this yarn is that it gains width and looses length after washing.

Two knitting needles lying on top of each other.


4.5mm and 4mm needles (or size to obtain gauge with)

A scissor and a stitch holder.


A tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in the ends, 2 stitch markers and a third needle of larger size for the Three Needle Bind-Off.

A piece of knitting fabric still on one needle


  • knit and purl stitches
  • working in the round
  • working flat
  • working decreases
  • working increases
  • Tubular Cast-On
  • German Short Rows
  • Three Needle Bind-Off