This quick, simple, seamless tee I designed has a breezy name, Bonnaroo:
This summer essential is in the Spring/Summer issue of the online magazine, Clotheshorse. This magazine is relatively new and packed with many fabulous designs. The patterns are available to purchase individually or in a collection. All are PDFs.
Knit from the bottom up, the tee begins with a provisional cast-on to make a wide knitted hem. Knitted hems are one of my favorite accents because it ads a flattering weight to the bottom of a piece that helps the shape considerably. There is easy waist shaping in this one, as it helps to fit and flatter, even if you don't have a waist, just a bit of tucking gives the perfect illusion of a waist. Whoo hoo!
Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima is a superior 100% pima cotton yarn that is a lovely summer choice -- there are so many colors to choose from. I used White and Lipstick Red. 6 sts and 7.5 rows per inch makes for quick knitting because of the stockinette stitch. Once you slog through the body, the sweater is divided at the armholes and then both front and back are worked flat separately. And that is where the fun really begins! By having the reverse stockinette stitch be the right side, two simple stripes per color make the yoke of the sweater have plenty of colorplay. Ribbing at the neck in the red also adds depth.
As always, the shoulders are joined with a three needle bind off to keep this baby seamless and then just a bit of ribbing to finish the armholes. Voila!
The pattern is available here for $7 and comes in bust sizes 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44)".
This would be a perfect template pattern to add anything your knitterly heart desires: more stripes, intarsia or a solid color with color accents only with the ribbing. It can easily be dressed up or down and the pima cotton is so soft and easy to work with.
The tip I do have when working with all this fabulous color is to make sure your yarns are colorfast and, to be safe, include a "color catcher" sheet when washing.