Sunday Summer Tee

May 13, 2021

 






Here's my first summer sweater of 2021. I fell in love with PetiteKnit's Sunday Tee and knew it would be the perfect pattern for my stash Summerlite 4ply Cotton. PetiteKnit's patterns use the less is more design approach with a minimalist style of presenting a pattern. However, there is exactly enough words needed to knit the sweater, no more, no less. I've loved every PetiteKnit pattern I've knit and love this one too. The gauge is 28 sts. per 4" but even with tiny US1 needles I could not get gauge and instead had 26. I was knitting the smallest size and made the yoke as per pattern, but did not add the 12 underarm stitches after the sleeve separation. I suspect the pattern might run a little large anyway, so try on often as you are knitting down.  

I have some work in process photos of the nifty neckband is below. The pattern begins with an inch of stockinette, then a purl folding line, then another inch of stockinette. Then next you'll fold at the purl line and attach the cast on edge to your knitting by knitting two together. I found it best to turn the piece to the wrong side and pick up one purl bump then turn it to the right side and knit that purl bump and the next stitch together. Repeat. It will make sense when you are doing it. I also added one row stockinette before I started the first M1 increase row--one row of plain knitting will make the M1s a little bit easier to do. I also added two sets of German short rows to the back neckline right after I made the first increase row. This lifts up the back neckline just a tiny bit.

The yarn, Summerlite 4 Ply is divine and made of Egyptian Giza cotton. I love a great cotton yarn and this is divine; so soft and easy to knit, good value with good yardage too. 


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8 comments

  1. Oh my goodness. Absolutely perfect. The sleeve length and the color especially. But also the whole thing. Chloe

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    1. Thank you so much. I loved knitting this, and even though the needles were tinier than toothpicks, it went pretty fast!

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  2. I like the construction of the neckline as it creates a firm neckline. Regarding the German short rows in the back-how did you choose how many stitches to knit before the turn? Is there a rule of thumb for this?

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    1. Yes! It does give a firm and substantial neckline. As for the short rows, I don't know if there is a set rule, but I generally start the first SR where I think my clavicle is, turn, make the double stitch (DS), go around the back and stop at the same place on the other side, turn, make DS then following rows would be three to four stitches before the last SR. (You'll resolve all your short rows on the last row--the first full round.) Starting at the clavicle seems to go far enough into the front without going too far, and of course gets the entire shoulder. Does this make sense?

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  3. This one is a classic design for all you stylish women out there! Slip into this black long sleeve bodysuit and feel deliciously cool, calm and stylish all day long! This one is for the fashion conscious women out there who like to be comfortable and confident. Made with a keen attention to detail and style, this one is sure to get you a lot of compliments!

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