Knits Spring 2009 Gallery: Sweet Tee

Sweet Tee

by Mary Jane Mucklestone

from Interweave Knits Spring 2009

 30.25" sample garment

The images above are from the magazine where the sweater is modeled with plenty of negative ease for a close fit.

The images below are of our Interweave Gallery Gals wearing the same sample sweater.


 Interweave Gallery Gals
Annie, front view Annie, back view

Bust:  31"
Waist: 25"
Hips:  34"
Height:  5 feet 3.75 inches

Ease at bust:  0.75" negative ease
Ease at waist:  1" positive ease
Ease at hips:  3.25" negative ease

Sometimes a sample garment only fits one Gallery Gal, but it is so lovely that we have to show it off! The Sweet Tee was just too cute not to show you.

A classic yoke sweater, the Sweet Tee is easy to adjust. Note that those of you with fuller busts may need to work more increase rounds before joining the sleeves and body and/or you may need to work short-row bust darts. Both provide the extra fabric you'll need to cover more generous curves.

Sleeve cap sizing: A too-tight or too-loose sleeve cap in yoked designs can make a big difference! Measure your arm in the bicep area around its widest point and adjust the sleeve-cast on accordingly. If you are self-conscious about your upper arms, lengthen the sleeves. If you are large busted, however, try not to have the sleeves end at the widest point of your bust or you will create a wider silhouette at a point where you least need width!


Here are some questions to consider as you look at these photos:

  • How do you think this garment compliments Annie's individual body type and personal style?
  • Which body type does this garment look best on?
  • If you wanted to knit a sweater straight out of the magazine, with no pattern adjustments except for sleeve and hem length, would this be the sweater for you and your body type?
  • Would it fit your personal style?

Leave your thoughts in the comments!


Some links you  might find helpful:

Measuring yourself and your clothing

About positive and negative ease

Measuring tutorial with photos


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