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SUNKISSED SEAtee

SUNKISSED SEA is inspired by warm, breezy summer evenings at the beach. I imagine wearing this tee sitting by a small fire watching the sun slowly disappearing into the deep blue-green ocean.

Made from a merino and silk blend yarn, SUNKISSED SEA has a lovely shine and a wonderful luxurious feel to it. The fabric is super soft against the skin and has the lovely texture that is typical for linen stitch.

This pattern includes instructions for both a straight body and a body with subtle waist shaping for you to choose according to your preference.

View the Ravelry pattern page here.

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Two pieces of fabric with measurements on the side.

SIZES

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

with bust circumference of finished garment:
77 (84.5, 93, 100.5) (108.5, 117, 124.5) (133, 141, 148.5) cm
30.25 (33.25, 36.5, 39.5) (42.75, 46, 49) (52.25, 55.5, 58.5) "

SUNKISSED SEA 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.

YARN

ggh Lacy (25g, 150m / 164yds, 80% wool, 20% silk)

Color A: 1 (1, 2, 2) (3, 3, 3) (3, 4, 4) skein(s) in colorway 27 (Marsrot)
Color B: 1 (1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3) skein(s) in colorway 22 (Türkis)
Color C: 3 (3, 4, 4) (4, 5, 5) (6, 7, 8) skeins in colorway 25 (Petrol)

Please note that these values are only estimates. Changes in yarn or gauge as well as changes of the pattern can result in a different yardage.

An abtracted illustration of a gauge swatch.

GAUGE

29 sts and 56 rounds = 10cm / 4" in Linen stitch after blocking.

Two knitting needles lying on top of each other.

NEEDLES

5mm needles (or size to obtain gauge with) and 3mm needles

Please note: This needle size is much larger than the needle size I would use for this yarn if I were working Stockinette stitch. You might be tempted you use a smaller needle, but I would advice against that. Linen stitch creates a very dense fabric and if you use a too small needle, the fabric will loose its drape.

A scissor and a stitch holder.

TOOLS

A tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in the ends and 3 stitch markers.

A piece of knitting fabric still on one needle

TECHNIQUES

  • knit and purl stitches
  • working in the round
  • working linen stitch
  • working short rows
  • working increases
Filled star.Empty star.Empty star.

DIFFICULTY

Since this tee is worked in Linen Stitch throughout - which is very rhythmic - this pattern is suited for advanced beginners.