Achillea T-shirt by Helena Timms

Achillea T-shirt

Knitting
May 2022
Lace ?
29 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
766 - 1947 yards (700 - 1780 m)
1-8
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The Achillea t-shirt is a simple boxy lace top in two colours with a floral lace motif reminiscent of clustered meadow flowers (such as Yarrow – Achillea Millefolium), broken up with wavy sections of stockinette. Knitted in lace weight yarn it is perfect as a light summer top for lazy days or garden parties alike. Available in 8 adult sizes, worked from the bottom up either flat or in the round.

Gauge

Lace pattern on 3.25mm blocked – each lace pattern repeat – 17st wide = 6cm, 30 rows tall = 8.5cm
Stockinette gauge on 3.25mm blocked: 29st and 34 rows over 10cm

Sizes

1 ( 2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7, 8) - see measurements and yarn requirements for each in photos. Suggested Ease: 3-8” positive ease or more for a super slouchy look

Sample is a size 3 knitted to fit 39” bust with approx. 5” ease, shown in MC: Quench and CC: Pig Snout

Materials

▪ John Arbon Textiles Appledore Lace yarn (40% Devon Closewool, 40% Romney, 20% Exmoor Blueface, 275m/50g) in 2 colours - see chart for amounts needed
▪ circular needles, 3.25mm for lace and stockinette and 3mm for rib (or size required to get gauge) - 2 sets in lengths suitable for body and neck circumference and putting front/back stitches on
hold
▪ stitch markers (start of round, optional: number required for lace repeat, 4x removeable markers if working flat)
▪ tapestry needle
▪ blocking mats/pins/wires (recommended)

Yarn Requirements

Skeins required for Appledore Lace Yarn, see charts in photos for actual meterage required:

Cropped length

Size 1: MC: 2 skeins CC: 2 skeins
Size 2: MC: 2 skeins CC: 2 skeins
Size 3: MC: 2 skeins CC: 2 skeins
Size 4: MC: 3 skeins CC: 2 skeins
Size 5: MC: 3 skeins CC: 2 skeins
Size 6: MC: 3 skeins CC: 3 skeins
Size 7: MC: 3 skeins CC: 3 skeins
Size 8: MC: 4 skeins CC: 3 skeins

Longer length

Size 1: MC: 2 skeins CC: 2 skeins
Size 2: MC: 2 skeins CC: 2 skeins
Size 3: MC: 3 skeins CC: 2 skeins
Size 4: MC: 3 skeins CC: 2 skeins
Size 5: MC: 3 skeins CC: 3 skeins
Size 6: MC: 4 skeins CC: 3 skeins
Size 7: MC: 4 skeins CC: 3 skeins
Size 8: MC: 4 skeins CC: 3 skeins