A summer Knit-A-Long! We chose Tegna by Caitlin Hunter because it has a flattering, swingy shape, with a pretty, slightly flared lace panel at the bottom edge...and also because so many of our customers have admired it. This pattern shines as a summer garment, knitted with cool cotton, linen, silk or any combination.
Tegna is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up in the round, starting with the slightly flared lace hem, then working up to the armholes, where you separate your work and work the front and back flat. Sleeves are worked last. If you've never used circular needles before, don't worry, we'll get you started.
Knit in fingering weight yarn, this design works equally well in wool, as it does with wool/mohair blend or linen. Instructions are given to customize the body and sleeve lengths to your preference.
BRING WITH YOU TO THE FIRST SESSION:
- Tegna Pattern by Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks: available on Ravelry - download your own, or purchase a pattern from Handzon.
- Needles: 3.25mm/US3 circular needles (body and sleeves) and 2.75mm/US2 (neck and sleeve hem). A variety of cable lengths is good, but one 80-100mm long cable should do it. Keep in mind that your needle size may change in order to achieve gauge, so bring whatever other needles you have around the required sizes.
- Knitting Tools: Stitch markers, stitch holders (or scrap yarn), tapestry needle, scissors.
- Yarn: any fingering weight yarn that can achieve gauge. We recommend a cotton, linen and/or silk yarn (or blend) for this garment. If you're unsure, we can help you with your yarn choice in the first session.
- Vaccination Pass: this is required for all of our classes and groups. A mask needs to worn in the shop, but not in classes.
NOTE about GAUGE: In testing this pattern, it was found that the needle size required to meet gauge varied quite widely depending on yarn used and knitter’s personal style. The range used by testers was US 3 (3.25mm) through US 7 (4.5mm) for the main body, so knitting a gauge swatch is absolutely critical to determine needle size and ensure proper fit of the garment.
This sweater is designed to be slightly oversized, with approximately 5-10” of positive ease around the bust. The sleeves are fitted, so make sure you pay attention to the sleeve circumference when choosing your size. (Schematic is provided in the pattern).
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) finished circ. at bust: 35.5” (38”, 43.25”, 48.25”, 53.5”, 58.5”, 63.5”)