Butterbloom : Knitty.com - Spring + Summer 2018

Butterbloom

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INTRODUCTION

Butterbloom

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Butterbloom is a lightweight, comfortable tee with a not-too-deep V-neck, an easy to wear A-line shape, and short set-in sleeves.

Butterbloom is knit flat in pieces and seamed. The deep body hem is worked in a zigzag lace pattern shaped with centred double decreases, creating a scalloped edge and dramatic swoops without patterning on the wrong side. Once the lace is complete, body decreases are worked at dart lines in easygoing stockinette. 

The short sleeves with a garter hem are super quick to knit and provide enough coverage to keep the sun off your shoulders. A simple garter stitch edging is worked around the neck with a tidy mitre at the centre.

Train Case by Mrs Crosby is a smooth, fingering weight yarn with soft superwash merino and Outlast® fibre, which helps absorb and release heat from the body to keep you cool and comfortable – perfect for warm-weather knits!

spacer model: Laura Chau

spacer photos: Dale Harrison

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SIZE

A[B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I]
Shown in size D with zero ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Finished Bust: 32.75[36, 38.75, 42, 44.75, 48, 50.75, 54, 58] inches / 83[91.5, 98.5, 106.5, 113.5, 122, 129, 137, 147.5] cm
Length: 25.25[25.5, 25.75, 26, 26.25, 26.5, 26.75, 27, 27.25] inches / 64[65, 65.5, 66, 66.5, 67.5, 68, 68.5, 69] cm

MATERIALS

Yarn
spacer Mrs Crosby Train Case [55% superwash merino wool, 15% nylon, 30% Outlast; 425 yd/388 m per 100g skein]; color: Buttercup, 3[3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4] skeins

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
spacer US #2.5 / 3mm needles for working flat
spacer US #2.5 / 3mm circular needle, 16 inches/40cm long

Notions
spacer stitch markers
spacer tapestry needle

GAUGE

24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch
24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Zigzag Lace

PATTERN NOTES

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

CHARTS

butterbloom chartZigzag Lace (multiple of 10 sts + 1)
Row 1 [RS]: *K1, yo, k5, S2KPO, k1, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: *K2, yo, k3, S2KPO, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 5: *K3, yo, k1, S2KPO, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 7: *K2, yo, k1, S2KPO, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 9: *K1, yo, k1, S2KPO, k5, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 11: *K2, yo, k1, S2KPO, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 13: *K3, yo, k1, S2KPO, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 15: *K2, yo, k3, S2KPO, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 16 [WS]: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-16 for pattern.

 

DIRECTIONS

Back
With needles for working flat, CO 113[123, 133, 143, 153, 163, 173, 183, 193] sts.
Knit 3 rows.

Next row [RS]: K1, work Zigzag Lace Pattern over next 111[121, 131, 141, 151, 161, 171, 181, 191] sts, k1.
Next row [WS]: P1, work Zigzag Lace Pattern as est'd to last st, p1.
Cont in Zigzag Lace pattern as est'd, working first and last st of every row in St st, until a total of 48 rows (three pattern repeats) have been worked.

Marker placement row [RS]: K 33[36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 58] , pm, k 47[51, 55, 59, 63, 67, 71, 75, 77] , pm, k 33[36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 58] .
Work 9 more rows in St st.

Dec row [RS]: Knit to m, sl m, ssk, knit to 2 sts before next m, k2tog, sl m, knit to end. 2 sts decreased.
Work 9[9, 9, 9, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7] rows even in St st.
Rep last 10[10, 10, 10, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8] rows, 6[6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 8] times more.
99[109, 117, 127, 135, 145, 153, 163, 175] sts.

Work even in St st until Back measures 18 inches / 45.5 cm from cast on edge, ending after a WS row.

Shape armholes:
Next row [RS]: BO 5[6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13] sts, knit to end. 94[103, 110, 119, 126, 135, 142, 151, 162] sts.
Next row [WS]: BO 5[6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13] sts, purl to end. 89[97, 103, 111, 117, 125, 131, 139, 149] sts.

Next row [RS]: BO 0[2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10] sts, knit to end. 89[95, 100, 107, 111, 118, 123, 130, 139] sts.
Next row [WS]: BO 0[2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10] sts, purl to end. 89[93, 97, 103, 105, 111, 115, 121, 129] sts.

Armhole dec row [RS]: K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 2 sts decreased.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 3[3, 3, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11] times more. 81[85, 89, 91, 93, 97, 99, 103, 105] sts.**

Work even in St st until armhole measures 5.75[6, 6.25, 6.5, 6.75, 7, 7.25, 7.5, 7.75] inches / 14.5[15, 16, 16.5, 17, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5] cm from first armhole BO row, ending after a WS row.

Shape Right Back Neck and Shoulder:
Next row [RS]: K 21[23, 24, 24, 24, 26, 26, 27, 28] , turn. Slip remaining 60[62, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 76, 77] Back sts to holder if desired. Cont on these 21[23, 24, 24, 24, 26, 26, 27, 28] sts only.
Next row [WS]: Purl.

Neck dec row [RS]: Knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 1 st decreased.
Work 3 rows even in St st.
Rep Neck dec row once more. 19[21, 22, 22, 22, 24, 24, 25, 26] sts.
Work even in patt until armhole measures 6.75[7, 7.25, 7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.25, 8.5, 8.75] inches / 17[18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22] cm, ending after a WS row.

Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8] sts, work to end. 13[14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 18] sts.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Next row: BO 6[7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9] sts, work to end.
Next row: Purl.
BO rem 7[7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9] sts.

Shape Left Back Neck and Shoulder:
With RS facing, rejoin yarn to 60[62, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 76, 77] sts held for Back.
Next row [RS]: BO 39[39, 41, 43, 45, 45, 47, 49, 49] sts, knit to end. 21[23, 24, 24, 24, 26, 26, 27, 28] sts for left shoulder.

Next row [WS]: Purl.

Neck dec row [RS]: K2, ssk, knit to end. 1 st decreased.
Work 3 rows in St st.
Rep Neck dec row once more. 19[21, 22, 22, 22, 24, 24, 25, 26] sts.
Work even in St st until armhole measures 6.75[7, 7.25, 7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.25, 8.5, 8.75] inches / 17[18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22] cm, ending after a RS row.

Next row [WS]: BO 6[7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8] sts, purl to end. 13[14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 18] sts.
Next row [RS]: Knit.
Next row: BO 6[7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9] sts, purl to end.
Next row: Knit.
BO rem 7[7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9] sts.

Front
Work as for Back to **. 81[85, 89, 91, 93, 97, 99, 103, 105] sts.

Divide for Left and Right Fronts:
Next row [RS]: K 40[42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 52] sts, slip next st to holder, K 40[42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 52] to end. Slip first 40[42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 52] sts of row to holder if desired. Cont working on 40[42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 52] sts for Upper Right Front only.

Upper Right Front
Next row [WS]: Purl.

Sizes A, B, C only
Neck dec row [RS]: K2, ssk, knit to end. 1 st decreased.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 20[20, 21, -, -, -, -, -, -] times more. 19[21, 22, -, -, -, -, -, -] sts.

Sizes D, E, F, G, H, I only
Neck dec row [RS]: K2, ssk, knit to end. 1 st decreased.
Neck dec row [WS]: Purl to last 4 sts, p2tog tbl, p2. 1 st decreased.
Rep last 2 rows -[-, -, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5] times more. -[-, -, 41, 42, 44, 43, 43, 40] sts.

Work Neck dec row [RS].
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows -[-, -, 18, 19, 19, 18, 17, 13] times more. -[-, -, 22, 22, 24, 24, 25, 26] sts.

All Sizes
Work even in St st until armhole measures 6.75[7, 7.25, 7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.25, 8.5, 8.75] inches / 17[18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22] cm, ending after a RS row.

Next row [WS]: BO 6[7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8] sts, purl to end. 13[14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 18] sts.
Next row [RS]: Knit.
Next row: BO 6[7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9] sts, purl to end.
Next row: Knit.
BO rem 7[7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9] sts.

Upper Left Front
Return to 40[42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 52] sts held for Upper Left Front and rejoin yarn with WS facing.
Next row [WS]: Purl.

Sizes A, B, C only
Neck dec row [RS]: Knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 1 st decreased.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 20[20, 21, -, -, -, -, -, -] times more. 19[21, 22, -, -, -, -, -, -] sts.

Sizes D, E, F, G, H, I only
Neck dec row [RS]: Kni to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 1 st decreased.
Neck dec row [WS]: P2, p2tog, purl to end. 1 st decreased.
Rep last 2 rows -[-, -, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5] times more. -[-, -, 41, 42, 44, 43, 43, 40] sts.

Work Neck dec row [RS].
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows -[-, -, 18, 19, 19, 18, 17, 13] times more. -[-, -, 22, 22, 24, 24, 25, 26] sts.

All Sizes
Work even in St st until armhole measures 6.75[7, 7.25, 7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.25, 8.5, 8.75] inches / 17[18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22] cm, ending after a WS row.

Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8] sts, knit to end. 13[14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 18] sts.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Next row: BO 6[7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9] sts, knit to end.
Next row: Purl.
BO rem 7[7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9] sts.

SLEEVES (make 2)
With long-tail method and needles for working flat, CO 68[72, 78, 82, 88, 90, 100, 108, 114] sts.
Knit 9 rows.
Starting with a RS row, work in St st until Sleeve measures 3 inches/7.5 cm or desired length to underarm, ending after a WS row.

Shape cap:
Next row [RS]: BO 5[6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13] sts, knit to end. 63[66, 71, 74, 79, 80, 89, 96, 101] sts.
Next row [WS]: BO 5[6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13] sts, purl to end. 58[60, 64, 66, 70, 70, 78, 84, 88] sts.

Next row [RS]: BO 0[2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9] sts, knit to end. 58[58, 61, 62, 64, 63, 70, 75, 78] sts.
Next row [WS]: BO 0[2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9] sts, purl to end. 58[56, 58, 58, 58, 56, 62, 66, 68] sts.

Work 4[4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 4, 4] rows even in St st.
Dec row [RS]: K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2. 2 sts decreased.
Cont in St st, repeating Dec row every foll 6th row 0[0, 0, 0, 1, 3, 0, 0, 0] times more, then every foll 4th row 7[9, 9, 9, 8, 5, 10, 11, 12] times, then every RS row 4[1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1] times. 34[34, 34, 36, 36, 36, 38, 38, 40] sts.

Next row [WS]: Purl.
Next row [RS]: BO 3 sts, knit to end. 31[31, 31, 33, 33, 33, 35, 35, 37] sts.
Next row [WS]: BO 3 sts, purl to end.
BO rem 28[28, 28, 30, 30, 30, 32, 32, 34] sts.

 

FINISHING

Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeve caps. Sew sleeve and side seams.

Collar
Beg at right shoulder seam, pick up and knit 9 sts down right back neck 39[39, 41, 43, 45, 45, 47, 49, 49] sts across back neck BO edge, 9 sts up left back neck, 40[42, 44, 46, 48, 48, 50, 52, 52] sts down left front neck, k1 from holder and place removable marker in this stitch, then pick up and knit 40[42, 44, 46, 48, 48, 50, 52, 52] sts up right front neck. 138[142, 148, 154, 160, 160, 166, 172, 172] sts.

Round 1: Purl to marked st, k1, purl to end.
Round 2: Knit to 1 before marked st, S2KPO, knit to end. 2 sts decreased.
Rep Rounds 1-2 once more, then rep Round 1 once more. 134[138, 144, 150, 156, 156, 162, 168, 168] sts.
BO all sts knitwise.

Weave in ends and block, stretching and pinning lace points along hem.

butterbloom schematic

SCHEMATIC MEASUREMENTS
Note: Measurements do not include 1 selvage st at each end.
A: Hem width: 18.75[20.25, 22, 23.75, 25.25, 27, 28.75, 30.25, 32] inches / 47.5[51.5, 56, 60.5, 64, 68.5, 73, 77, 81.5] cm
B: Bust width: 16.25[18, 19.25, 21, 22.25, 24, 25.25, 27, 29] inches / 41.5[45.5, 49, 53.5, 56.5, 61, 64, 68.5, 73.5] cm
C: Body length: 18 inches / 45.5 cm
D: Armhole length: 6.75[7, 7.25, 7.5, 7.75, 8, 8.25, 8.5, 8.75] inches / 17[18, 18.5, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22] cm
E: Shoulder depth: .5 inch / 1.5 cm
F: Front neck depth: 6[6.25, 6.5, 6.25, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 6.25] inches / 15[16, 16.5, 16, 16.5, 16.5, 16.5, 16.5, 16] cm
G: Shoulder width: 3.25[3.5, 3.75, 3.75, 3.75, 4, 4, 4.25, 4.25] inches / 8.5[9, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5, 10, 10, 11, 11] cm
H: Neck width: 7.25[7.25, 7.5, 7.75, 8.25, 8.25, 8.5, 8.75, 8.75] inches / 18.5[18.5, 19, 19.5, 21, 21, 21.5, 22, 22] cm
I: Sleeve width: 11[11.75, 12.75, 13.25, 14.25, 14.75, 16.25, 17.75, 18.75] inches / 28[30, 32.5, 33.5, 36, 37.5, 41.5, 45, 47.5] cm
J: Sleeve length: 3 inches / 7.5 cm
K: Sleeve cap depth: 5.25[5.5, 5.75, 5.75, 6, 6, 6.25, 6.75, 7] inches / 13.5[14, 14.5, 14.5, 15, 15, 16, 17, 18] cm

 

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

designernameLaura Chau has been designing knitwear for over 10 years after getting her start in Knitty. Her work has appeared in numerous publications (including several for Knitty) in addition to self-publishing on Ravelry. She is the author of Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting.

When not knitting, she can be found cooking, reading, gardening, and trying to sew. She lives in Toronto. Find her at Ravelry, on TwitterInstagram, or her website.

 

Pattern & images © 2018 Laura Chau.