Pia

Pia Tee, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a DETAILS HERE.

INTRODUCTION

Pia

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I'm beyond excited to have my first pattern in Knitty! Say wha?! I truly appreciate all the support given to me by the Knitty team and hope to be more of a regular.

I wanted to make a tee that was fun and flirty but also simple to make. The resulting tee is perfect on its own but the added tassels make it even more fun. The all-over eyelet pattern provides that extra level of air conditioning which makes this a great tee for warmer summer days.

spacer model: Mary Vasquez

spacer photos: Margaux Hufnagel

SIZE

XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X]
shown in size 37.5 inches/95.5 cm, with 4 inches/10 cm of ease.
4-8 inches/10-20.5 cm ease is recommended

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust: 37.5[41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5, 57.5, 61.5, 65.5, 69.5] inches/ 95.5[105.5, 115.5, 125.5, 136, 146, 156, 166.5, 176.5] cm
Length: 20[20, 20, 21, 21, 21.5, 21.5, 22, 22.5] inches/ 51[51, 51, 53.5, 53.5, 54.5, 54.5, 56, 57] cm

MATERIALS

Yarn
spacer Berroco Chai [56% linen, 44% silk; 142 yd/130 m per 50 g]; color: #8603 Linen; 4[5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9] balls

Yarn Characteristics:
The sample shown uses a linen and silk blend yarn. The yarn has a crisp linen feel and softens greatly after washing.

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
spacer 1 US #6/4mm circular needle, 32-inches/80-cm long

Notions
spacer crochet hook, size 4 mm (G)
spacer 1 stitch marker
spacer waste yarn to hold stitches

GAUGE

20 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in pattern
Note: gauge is always taken after blocking.

PATTERN NOTES

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

Garment is worked in the round to underarms, then divided for back and front. Back and front are then worked flat in rows.

Eyelet Stitch pattern (in the round)
Rnds 1–4: Purl.
Rnd 5: * Yo, k2tog; rep from * around.
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1-6 for pattern.

Eyelet Stitch Pattern (worked flat)
Rows 1 and 3 [RS]: Purl.
Rows 2 and 4 [WS]: Knit.
Row 5: *Yo, p2tog; rep from * across.
Row 6: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-6 for pattern.

DIRECTIONS

Body
Cast on 188[208, 228, 248, 268, 288, 308, 328, 348] sts. Place marker and join for working in the round.
Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 2 inches/5 cm.
Inc Rnd: M1, k 94[104, 114, 124, 134, 144, 154, 164, 174] , m1, knit to end. 190[210, 230, 250, 270, 290, 310, 330, 350] total sts.
Work Eyelet Pattern in the round until piece measures approximately 12 inches/30.5 cm or desired length from cast on edge, ending with Rnd 6 of pattern.

Divide for Back and Front:
Next Row [RS]: P 95[105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175] sts, then slip remaining stitches to waste yarn for front.

Back
Beginning with Row 2, work flat in Eyelet Stitch Pattern until armholes measure 8[8, 8, 9, 9, 9.5, 9.5, 10, 10.5] inches/ 20.5[20.5, 20.5, 23, 23, 24, 24, 25.5, 26.5] cm, ending with a WS row.

Shape Shoulders:
Bind off 8[10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21] sts at beginning of the next 4 rows.
Bind off 10[11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 18, 19, 24] sts at beginning of the next 2 rows.
Bind off remaining 43[43, 43, 45, 45, 45, 47, 51 43] sts for back neck.

Front
With RS facing, slip 95[105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175] sts from waste yarn to needle. Join yarn and, beginning with Row 1, work flat in Eyelet Stitch Pattern until armholes measure 6[6, 6, 7, 7, 7.5, 7.5, 8, 8.5] inches/15[15, 15, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20.5, 21.5] cm, ending with a WS row. Mark center 21 sts on last row with 37[42, 47, 52, 57, 62, 67, 72, 77] sts on each side.

Shape Neck:
Next Row [RS]: Work to first marker, slip stitches just worked to waste yarn for left side, bind off center 21 sts, removing markers, then work to end. 37[42, 47, 52, 57, 62, 67, 72, 77] sts.

Work Right Side:
Row 1 [WS]: Continuing in pattern as established, work to last stitch, sl 1.
Row 2 [RS]: Bind off first stitch (slipped stitch), then work to end. 1 st dec'd at neck edge.
Rep the last 2 rows 3 times more. 33[38, 43, 48, 53, 58, 63, 68, 73] sts.

Work even in pattern until the armhole measures 8[8, 8, 9, 9, 9.5, 9.5, 10, 10.5] inches/20.5[20.5, 20.5, 23, 23, 24, 24, 25.5, 26.5] cm, ending with a RS row.

Shape shoulder as follows:
Next row [WS]: Bind off 8[10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21] sts at beginning of the row, work to end.
Work 1 RS row.
Rep the last 2 rows once more, then bind off remaining 17[18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31] sts at beginning of the next WS row.

Left Side
With WS facing, move 37[42, 47, 52, 57, 62, 67, 72, 77] sts from waste yarn to needle. Join yarn and, continuing in pattern as established, work 1 WS row.

Shape Neck:
Row 1 [RS]: Work in pattern to last stitch, sl 1 st.
Row 2 [WS]: Bind off first (slipped) stitch, then work to end. 1 st dec'd at neck edge.
Rep the last 2 rows 3 times more. 33[38, 43, 48, 53, 63, 68, 73] sts.

Work even in pattern until armhole measures 8[8, 8, 9, 9, 9.5, 9.5, 10, 10.5] inches/20.5[20.5, 20.5, 23, 23, 24, 24, 25.5, 26.5] cm, ending with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder:
Next row [RS]: Bind off 8[10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21] sts at beginning of the row, work to end.
Work 1 WS row.
Rep last two rows once more, then bind off remaining 17[18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31] sts on next RS row.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Make Front Tassels:
Cut 76 lengths of yarn, approximately 10 inch/25 cm long, for tassels. Starting at center, using 4 strands of yarn per tassle, place first tassel approx 7 inches/18 cm below middle neck and secure using an overhand knot. Working your way to the shoulder, place tassels as shown in photographs on every lace row up to shoulder.

When all tassels have been added, sew side seams. Weave in all ends and block as desired.



A – Body width: 
18.75[20.75, 22.75, 24.75, 26.75, 28.75, 30.75, 32.75, 34.75] inches/ 47.5[52.5, 58, 63, 68, 73, 78, 83, 88.5] cm
B – Body length to underarm:  12 inches/30.5 cm
C – Armhole length: 8[8, 8, 9,  9, 9.5, 9.5, 10, 10.5] inches/20.5[20.5, 20.5, 23, 23, 24, 24, 25.5, 26.5] cm
D – Back neck width: 8.5[8.5, 8.5, 9, 9, 9, 9.5, 9.5, 9.5] inches/21.5[21.5, 21.5, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24] cm
E – Shoulder width: 5.25[6.25, 7.25, 8, 9, 10, 10.75, 11.5, 13.25] inches/13.5[16, 18.5, 20.5, 23, 25.5, 27.5, 29, 33.5] cm

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

designernameMargaux Hufnagel is the Media Director at Berroco Yarns. She is a lover of all things crafty and can be found knitting, painting or even practicing calligraphy. She loves to raise awareness for her son’s rare disease, Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood, with her Rare Stitch!

You can find her at 1010_Studio.

Pattern & images © 2021 Margaux Hufnagel