Arundina Tee by Jesie Ostermiller, from Knitscene Summer 2016
Sizes 36 1/2 (40, 43 1/2, 47, 51)” bust circumference; shown in size 36 1/2″, modeled with 3 1/2″ of positive ease
Yarn Plymouth Driftones (100% mercerized cotton; 142 yd [130 m]/50 g):
- #0008 Red tone, 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) skeins
Gauge 21 sts and 23 rows = 4″ in Condo patt on smaller and larger needles
- Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24″ circular (cir) needle
- Size 19 (15 mm): 24″ cir needle
- Markers (m)
This pullover is worked in the round from the top down. The capped sleeves are formed by binding off yoke stitches and casting on stitches for the underarm.
The Condo pattern for swatching (see Stitches) is worked flat.
When the Increase round on yoke is worked two rounds after a larger needle round, work the first stitch of the Increase round as follows: insert tip of right needle into stitch below first stitch on left needle, right below purl bump, and knit it together with stitch above. This helps anchor the tall stitch from the larger needle round and keeps the join of round neater.
When binding off stitches for the hem and sleeve cap, and subsequently casting on stitches for underarm, do so as loosely as possible.