Bari Tee

May 2019
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Seedling st on larger needle.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1016 - 1651 yards (929 - 1510 m)
35 (38½, 42, 46, 49½, 53)"
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The Bari Tee pairs luxurious baby yak and silk yarn with a simple texture for pleasant, relaxing knitting. The light, shawl-like fabric makes a drapey piece that can be layered or worn on its own.

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Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight Light Fingering/Sport

Finished Size 35 (38½, 42, 46, 49½, 53)“ circumference at underarm. Tee shown measures 38½”; modeled with 5½“ of positive ease.

Yarn mYak Baby Yak Silk (50% baby yak, 50% silk; 127 yd 116 m/∕7/8 oz 25 g): Ananda, 8 (8, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins.

Main Fabric Needle: Suggested size US 5/3.75 mm, 32” circular or preferred needle for flat knitting plus a spare needle in the same size (for Modified Three-Needle Bind Off)

Ribbing Needle: Suggested size US 3/3.25 mm, 32” circular or preferred needle for flat knitting

Neckband Needle: Suggested size US 3/3.25 mm, 16” circular

Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); removable m or knitter’s pins; stitch holders or spare circular needles; tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 36 rows = 4” in Seedling Stitch on larger needle.


  • Front and back pieces are worked back and forth from the bottom up.
  • Shoulders are joined used a decorative Modified Three-Needle Bind Off then sleeves are picked up from the body pieces and knit flat towards the cuff.
  • Side and underarm seams are sewn with mattress stitch and a minimal ribbed collar is picked up from the neck edge and worked in the round.
  • Circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of stitches but knitter’s preferred needle for flat knitting may be substituted.
  • Throughout, Right and Left Shoulder refers to the garment as it is worn, not as it may appear when knitting.
  • Keep one stitch at each edge in garter stitch for selvedge to aid with blocking and seaming.