| Wren's Cotton T-shirt Sweater Pattern |
This pattern was contributed by Wren, Wren, are you out there?
Gauge:15 sts and 22 rows for 4"swatch using KP3 and Peaches and Cream worsted
weight cotton yarn (It used about 1 1/2 cones that are 840 yds each, so about
Size: XL finished chest is 50" to allow for shrinkage.
CO 104 sts.
Work 10 rows WY. RC 000
Work lace pattern(*see note at bottom) if you are using it. Otherwise,
continue as follows:
Knit straight to row 84.
BO 10 sts each edge for armhole shaping.
Knit straight to row 130. Take off onto WY.
Work the same as for back until row 110.
Place center 20 sts on stitch holder or WY.
*BO 2 sts on neck edge EOR* twice.
Then *BO 1 st on neck edge EOR* twice.
Knit straight on shoulders (26 sts each) until row 130.
Take off onto stitch holders or WY.
Knit from the bottom up if using lace pattern other wise they can be knit from
the shoulders down attachied to the body.
CO 70 sts.
Knit 10 rows WY. RC 000
Work lace pattern otherwise, continue as follows:
Knit straight increasing 1 st each end on every 4th row.
until row 24. (you will have 82 sts on needles now)
Knit straight for 12 more rows.
Remove unto WY or stitch holder.
Knit the shoulder seams together (26 sts on each shoulder), only one side if
you are ribbing the neckline on the ISM. Rehang the neckline sts and rib.
Attach sleeves, being sure to catch the open stitches on the WY or holder.
Kitchner st up the sides and sleeve seam. Enjoy!
I did a row of single crochet around the neckline and the bottom of the body
and sleeves were already finished off because of the lace pattern. If you
choose not to do the lace you will need to finish the bottom edges off with
either ribbing, crochet, or possibly even a pretty edging.
*Lace pattern: I used the lace pattern posted under "Lavender Cardigan" on the Bond List Thoughts at Steph's Site. (editors note: this pattern is no longer posted, however this is a classic hand-knit lace edging and not hard to translate to machine knitting) The lace pattern is about 3 inches deep so you will have to compensate for this length with extra rows or ribbing if you choose to not use the lace.