Monsoon Tee by Susanna IC

Monsoon Tee

April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needle
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
820 - 1640 yards (750 - 1500 m)
30½ (35½, 40½, 46, 51, 56)" circumference at underarm.
Flag of English English
This pattern is available from for $7.99.

Inspired by cool summer breezes, the Monsoon Tee is a versatile piece. It’s perfect for warm summer days and can also be used as a layering piece for cooler weather. The overall fit is easy to customize thanks to the simple construction: the front and back are worked separately from the bottom up and seamed for better structure, while the neck edging is picked up and worked circularly after the shoulders are seamed. The simple boxy shape, deep side vents, and relaxed longer length work with both leggings and slim skirts.

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 30½ (35½, 40½, 46, 51, 56)“ circumference at underarm. Top shown measures 35½”; modeled with ½“ of positive ease.

Yarn Sugar Bush Yarns Nanaimo (80% baby alpaca, 20% mulberry silk; 164 yd 150 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #1210 Mint, 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): straight. Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable m; stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 25 sts and 34 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles.

For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at


  • This top is worked back and forth in two pieces from the bottom up and seamed.

  • Slip stitches purl-wise with yarn in front on right-side rows, and knit-wise with yarn in back on wrong side rows.

Questions or comments about my designs?
Interested in KALs & MKALs?
Join Susanna IC group on Ravelry:

For more information, see: