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I first saw Nettle Grove at my local yarn store this spring and absolutely fell in love! What could be more idyllic that knitting with a naturally caustic plant that has been transformed through some sort of fiber-witchcraft into soft, sumptuous yarn? It’s almost too good to be true! I hope you enjoy knitting up this summery tee. The lace shaping in the neckline and the waist is actually a bit of a cheat; it’s secretly drop stitches! This will save you from the hassle of actually knitting lace and lets you get a little more mileage out of your yarn. I think the placement of the drop stitches is super flattering for all body types, so don’t be afraid to show a little skin, whatever your size! Girl, you beautiful; flaunt it!

Sizes 2XS (XS, S, M, L) (XL, 2X, 3X, 4X) to fit the following actual measurements:

2XS 28” – 29” 70 – 74 XL 44” – 46” 112 – 116
XS 30” – 32” 76 – 82 2X 48” – 50” 122 – 128
S 33” – 35” 84 – 90 3X 52” – 54” 132 – 138
M 36” – 38” 92 – 96 4X 56” – 58” 142 – 148
L 40” – 42” 102 – 106  

This pattern is written with about -2”/-5 cm of ease. If you would prefer zero- or positive-ease to your tee, bump up one or two sizes. See the blocking schematic on page 8 for finished dimensions.

Yarn 450 (475, 500, 550, 600) (650, 725, 800, 875) yard/415 (435, 455, 500, 550) (600, 665, 730, 800) meters of sport weight yarn.

I like a lightweight, summery plant fiber yarn for this pattern; not 100% animal fiber. Try linen, flax, hemp, silk, cotton. Nothing will work up better for this pattern than the yarn it was written for – Plymouth Yarn’s Nettle Grove (shown in colorway Seagrass).

Needles Size US 6/4 mm and size US 4/3.5 mm circular needles with a long (40”/100 cm) cable, or size needed to obtain gauge and needles 2 sizes smaller than the gauge needles.

Gauge 21 sts and 32 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette stitch on larger needles.

Notions 5 small stitch holders, 5 stitch markers, blocking mat, wires (optional, but highly recommended), t-pins, and a tapestry needle.

Techniques Provisional CO, knitting in the round, seaming (don’t worry, only the shoulders are seamed!), basic increases and decreases, basic drop stitches, picking up stitches, wrap and turn, and blocking.


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