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SEABORNtee

SEABORN is a fun summer tee with an all over stripe pattern and a decorative shell pattern at the edge of the body and the sleeves. To ensure a perfect fit for everybody this pattern includes many bust and sleeve circumferences that can be chosen independently. On top there are instructions on how to alter the length of the body and the sleeves. So your SEABORN can either be a cropped top with short sleeves or a dress with long sleeves. You could even make matching tops for you and your child.
To make the pattern this flexible it is necessary that the knitter does a little calculation - but don't worry, it is nothing that you need to think about or figure out yourself. The pattern tells you very clearly which numbers you need to enter into your calculator.

SEABORN is worked seamlessly from the bottom up and the shoulders are closed with a Three Needle Bind-Off. It is made from a cotton, viscose and linen blend yarn that is perfect for summer and has a lovely drape to it. This material is a little heavier than it would be if a woolen yarn of the same yarn weight was used instead. This weight causes the fabric to drape in a way that creates the illusion of waistshaping even though the top is knitted straight from the bottom up.

View the Ravelry pattern page here.

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Two pieces of fabric with measurements on the side.

SIZES

There are
27 body sizes: from 56cm / 22” to 238cm / 93.75” and
17 sleeve sizes: from 20cm / 7.75” to 100cm / 39.25”.

Every bust size can be combined with every sleeve size.

SEABORN is intended to be worn with 8-10 cm / 3.25-4" of positive ease around the bust and 2-3 cm / 0.75-1.25" of positive ease around the upper arm.

A ball of yarn with knitting needles stuck in it.

YARN

Sandnes Garn Line (50g, 110m / 120yds)
53% cotton, 33% viscose, 14% linen

Main Color: 5930 (Lys blå)
Contrast Color: 1002 (Hvit)

How many grams you will need depends on the sizes you choose for body and sleeves. The pattern gives estimates for every combination.

An abtracted illustration of a gauge swatch.

GAUGE

20 sts and 28 rounds = 10cm / 4" in Stockinette stitch with larger needle after blocking.

Two knitting needles lying on top of each other.

NEEDLES

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

A scissor and a stitch holder.

TOOLS

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

A piece of knitting fabric still on one needle

TECHNIQUES

  • knit and purl stitches
  • Working twisted stitches
  • working flat
  • working in the round
  • working decreases
  • working increases
  • Tubular Cast-On
  • Jogless stripes
  • German Short Rows
  • Three Needle Bind-Off
Filled star.Half filled star.Empty star.

DIFFICULTY

This tee is suited for advanced beginners. Techniques like the German Short Rows and the Tubular Cast-On are either explained in detail in the pattern itself or a link to a helpful tutorial is provided.