Hemmed in Hollow

Materials

Plymouth Yarns, Linaza, 2 skeins

US 4, 24” circular needle

Stitch markers

Spare needle or scrap yarn

Tapestry needle

Gauge

4” = 22 stitches + 30 rows in stockinette stitch on US 4 needles, blocked

Notes

This lacy tee is worked top-down seamlessly. The upper back is first worked flat. The front is picked up from the cast on edge of the back, before being worked down to the armhole, where it is joined to the back. The body is worked in the round to the hem. Short rows are used to shape the shoulders.

Linaza is one of my favorite yarns for summer pieces because it is light and breezy with a beautiful drape, and is a pleasure to knit with. Due to the linen content of this yarn, it will stretch after blocking, which can significantly affect the gauge. I highly recommend blocking your swatch when working with this yarn!

Since the pattern is worked top down, the length can be easily modified. Knit until you reach your desired length or until you run out of yarn to avoid scraps. 🙂 I only used about one and a half skeins.

 You can access the pattern here for free, or for only a couple bucks you can download a pdf from my Ravelry shop. 🙂

Measurements and Modifications

This pattern is written in one size and is about 36” around the bust. It’s meant to be worn with 1-2” of positive ease.

The easiest way to make it a little larger (or smaller) would be to knit a looser (or tighter) gauge.

Lace Chart

Only the odd rows are charted.

On even rows:

When working flat, all stitches are purled.

When working in the round, all stitches are knitted.Linaza Lace 2 - Stitch Fiddle.png

Linaza Lace - Stitch Fiddle

Pattern

Right Back

Cast on 35 stitches using long tail method (counts as first row). Knit 1 row.

Row 3 (right side): Knit 2, make 1, knit 6, W&T.

Rows 4, 6, 8, and 10: purl until there are 2 stitches left, make 1 purlwise, purl to end.

Row 5, 7, 9: Knit 2, make 1, knit to 6 stitches past wrapped stitch, W&T.

You should have 43 stitches. Break yarn and place stitches on hold to be worked later.

Left Back

Cast on 35 stitches using long tail method (counts as first row). Knit 1 row.

Rows 3, 5, 7, 9 (right side): knit until there are 2 stitches remaining, make 1, knit to end.

Row 4 (wrong side): purl 2, make 1 purlwise, purl until there are 8 stitches remaining, W&T.

Row 6, 8, 10: purl 3, make 1 purlwise, purl to 7 stitches before next wrapped stitch, W&T.

You should have 43 stitches. Don’t break yarn. You’ll now knit across both pieces to join them.

Back

Row 11: With right side of Left Back facing you, knit across all stitches. Cast on 13 stitches using the cable cast on method. With right side of Right Back facing you, knit across all stitches. You should have 99 stitches.

Row 12: knit 2, purl until there are 2 stitches remaining, knit 2.

Now you’ll start working the lace charts.

Row 13: Knit 1, begin working from chart, working the first 6 stitches once, the 12-stitch repeat 7 times (84 stitches), the last 7 stitches once. Knit 1.

Row 14: knit 2, purl until there are 2 stitches remaining, knit 2.

Repeat these 2 rows until piece measures about 8” from armhole edge. Make a note of which chart row you worked last. Place these stitches on hold to be worked later. You’ll now begin working the front pieces by picking up stitches at the cast on edge of the back. 

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With right side of Left Back facing you, beginning at neck edge, pick up 35 stitches (counts as first row).

Row 2: knit 2, purl to end of row.

Row 3 (right side): knit until there are 8 stitches remaining, W&T.

Rows 4, 6, 8, and 10: purl to end

Rows 5 and 9: knit 2, make 1, knit to 7 stitches before wrapped stitch, W&T.

Row 7: knit to 7 stitches before wrapped stitch, W&T.

Row 11: knit to end of row **2nd L

Row 12: knit 2, purl to end of row.

Row 13: knit 2, make 1, knit to end of row.

Row 14: knit 2, purl to end of row.

Repeat rows 11-14, 11 more times. You should have 49 stitches. Break yarn and place stitches on hold to be worked later.

Right Front

With right side of Right Back facing you and beginning at armhole edge, pick up 35 stitches (counts as first row).

Row 2: purl until there are 2 stitches remaining, knit 2.

Row 3: knit to end of row.

Row 4: purl until there are 8 stitches remaining, W&T.

Rows 5, 9: knit until there are 2 stitches remaining, make 1, knit 2.

Rows 6, 8, and 10: purl until 7 stitches before wrapped stitch, W&T.

Row 7: knit to end of row.

Row 11: knit to end of row.

Row 12: purl until there are 2 stitches remaining, knit 2.

Row 13: knit until there are 2 stitches remaining, make 1, knit 2.

Row 14:  purl until there are 2 stitches remaining, knit 2.

Repeat rows 11-14, 11 more times. You should have 49 stitches. Don’t break yarn, you will now knit across both front pieces to join them.

Front

Right side row: With right side of Right Front facing, knit to end of row. Cast on 1 stitch using cable cast on method. With right side of Left Front facing you, knit across all these stitches. You should have 99 stitches.

Wrong side row: knit 2, purl until there are 2 stitches remaining, knit 2.

Repeat these 2 rows until piece measures same as back. Don’t break the yarn. You will now knit across the front and back pieces to join them and begin working in the round.

Body

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Round 1: With right side of Front facing, knit 2 together, knit until there are 2 stitches remaining, knit 2 together. Place marker to indicate middle of round. With right side of Back piece facing, knit 2 together (this includes the first stitch of the chart), work across chart in pattern as set until there are 2 stitches remaining, knit 2 together (this includes the last stitch of the chart). Place marker to indicate the beginning/end of round. Join pieces, taking care to makes sure they have not twisted around the needle. You should have 194 stitches.

Round 2: knit all stitches.

Round 3: knit to first marker (the one that indicates middle of round), slip marker, work across chart in pattern as set to next marker, slip marker.

Round 4: knit all stitches.

Repeat rounds 3 and 4 until piece measures about 10.5” (or desired length) from underarm (where front and back pieces were joined). Cast off loosely.

Finishing

With right side facing and beginning at center Back, pick up somewhere around 98 stitches around the neck line. Join to work in the round. Knit 1 row. Loosely cast off all stitches.

Weave in all ends and block well.

 

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