Eddye Tee Knitting Pattern Download
One of my favorite things about visiting different yarn shops, is finding new yarns that provide instant inspiration. That is exactly what happened when I found Daisy at Knit or Knot Yarns in Jupiter, FL. I’m a sucker for anything linen and Daisy’s blend of linen, silk, and hemp was an exciting discovery for me. I was swatching and casting on in no time. I planned to focus on my own yarns for designs, but Daisy was too nice to pass up. This design utilizes basic sweater techniques: mattress stitch, picking-up sts, and three-needle bind off. I-Cord CO and BO are also used.
Finished Chest Measurements
Sizes: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)" ; 91.5 (101.5, 122, 132, 142, 152)cm
Suggested Fit: 2-6” positive ease.
Shown in size 40” with 4” positive ease
Daisy by Knit One, Crochet Too
38% Linen, 32% Silk, 30% Hemp: 272yds (249m)/100g
Main Color (MC): 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins, shown in Slate Contrast Color (CC): 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins, shown in Spring Moss
22 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Textured Stk st on US 5 (3.75mm) or US 6 (4mm), or size needed to obtain gauge, after wet-blocking.
- 24”, 32”, or 40" circular needles in size US 5 (3.75mm) or US 6 (4mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round in size used for gauge and one size smaller, for Neck Trim and Sleeves.
- One spare size US 5 (3.75mm) or US 6 (4mm), for three-needle BO.
- Stitch markers
- Wet-Blocking Supplies: Knit Blockers (or pins and wires), Blocking Mats
- Tapestry needle
- Waste yarn, stitch holder(s), or The Knitting Barber Cords
This pullover uses a Textured Stk st, which means every other row is knitting tbl (through the back loop) or “twisted”. You can use basic Stk st instead, just be sure your gauge is correct. For this design, you start with an I-Cord CO and begin working in the round. At the underarm, the Body is separated and worked as Front and Back pieces, which are then seamed at the Shoulder using three-needle bind off. I do find three-needle BO creates a more stable seam, especially for plant-based yarns. If you want to add length to the Body, you can repeat any of the rows in that section, before separating at the underarm. The Neck Trim is picked-up and knitted in-the-round using an I-Cord BO. Once the sleeve stitches are picked-up, they are knitted in the round. The sleeves, as written, are 3/4 length for most people (I have a freakishly long wingspan). If you want short/cap sleeves, you can work the I-Cord BO immediately after picking up the Sleeve sts. The (optional) accent of CC on the Sides is created using Surface Crochet. The link provided gives a good overview of the technique.
I get asked about sizing quite often. For this design, I recommend 2-6” of positive ease (this means you add that amount to your ACTUAL bust measurement (the widest part) and that will give you the Finished Measurement size you should choose. You can choose a size with more ease, if you prefer a Pullover fit versus a Tee.
All of my patterns are named after important figures in the history of Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The inspiration behind this piece is Eddye Coleman Reid and The Reid Family.
Read more about my transition to knitwear design HERE.