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« on: May 14, 2006 10:37:23 AM »

for pdf version,use this link: http://www.filelodge.com/files/room28/759789/updatedleaft.pdf, the link to download will be somewhere in the center of all those annoying ads. sorry!

4 balls of debbie bliss cathay and 9 days of knitting = my new t-shirt


edited to include rough pattern
i've never written a pattern before. i usually knit freehand and take a few notes. if this is confusing or you just have questions, i'll check back and answer them here. thanks, melissa
Raglan Leaf T-shirt

This is an easy top-down raglan t-shirt with a lace leaf panel that can easily be customized to fit many sizes.

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette
Materials:
4 (5,6) balls Debbie Bliss Cathay (I used almost exactly 4 balls for a size 34 bust, so you might want that extra ball, just in case)
US size 6, 16 and 24 circular knitting needles
7 stitch markers, 4 of the same color for raglan increases, 3 in contrasting colors to mark leaf panel and beginning of rounds

Before you start, measure the circumference of your upper arm, add 1 inch to this number and write it down.
*when knitting , remember that you will be doing the yarn-over increases every other row. During increase rows, you will be knitting all stitches in the lace panel. On opposite, non-increase rows, you will be working in the lace pattern and knitting all other stitches, including the ones on either side of the raglan markers.

This pattern is for a snug fitting garment. Finished, unstretched, measurements will be smaller than you actual bust size.
Using longtail method, cast on 125 stitches.
Place contrasting marker and join for knitting in the round (this is the center of the back of your t-shirt and will mark the beginning of all future rows.
-knit one full round
Next round: knit 22, place marker, knit 19, place marker, knit 13, place contrasting marker, knit 17, place contrasting marker (those last 2 markers are the beginning and end of lace panel in center front),knit13,place marker,  knit 19, place marker, knit 22

Begin raglan increases. Knit 22, yo, slip marker, k1, yo, knit to next marker, yo, slip marker, k1, yo, knit the next 43 stitches, slipping the lace panel markers as you go (remember, you are only working lace pattern on opposite rows), yo, slip marker, k1, yo, knit to next marker, yo, slip marker, k1, yo, k22

You have just completed 1 round of increases.

-Next row, knit all stitches, slipping raglan markers as you go. When you get to contrasting marker, slip marker, work 1st row of lace pattern, slip marker, knit to end of round.
-Next row, knit all stitches to each raglan marker, yo, slip marker, k1, yo. Repeat this at each of the 4 raglan markers for 1 row. Knitting all stitches in lace panel.
-Next row, knit all stitches, slip all markers until lace panel, work 2nd row of lace pattern, knit all stitches, slip markers until end of round.
Continue increase rounds, then lace rounds, until the pieces between the raglan markers measure the same as the circumference of your upper arm, plus one inch.

-On a non-increase row, and once the arm-area measures the required length, knit to first marker,remove marker, cast off all stitches between 1st and 2nd marker, remove 2nd marker, knit to next marker, work lace panel, knit to next raglan marker, remove marker, cast off all stitches to next marker, remove marker, knit to end of round.
Next round, knit all stitches.
Next round knit all stitches until lace panel, work in pattern, knit the rest of the stitches to the end of row.
Repeat the last 2 rows until shirt measures desired length.
Knit 3 rows, bind off loosely. Shirt will roll on bottom, if you are not a fan of the roll, add a few rows of ribbing, seed or garter stitch.



Leaf pattern :

Row 1: p2, k3, (yo,k1) twice, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1,p2
Knit all stitches on every other row
Row 2: p2, (k3, yo) twice, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, p2
Row 3: p2, k3, yo, k5, yo,k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k1, p2
Row 4: p2, k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, (k1,yo) twice, k3, p2
Row 5: p2, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, (yo,k3) twice, p2
Row 6: p2, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, k3, p2

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2006 10:41:43 AM »

That is sooo beautiful. And Debbie Bliss Cathay comes in purrrrple. I'd really love one. Oh it's gorgeous. Wicked. I'm thinking about my summer wardrobe at the moment, and this could be near the top of my list!! Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2006 10:44:07 AM »

Oh, it's pretty. love the color and love the details down the front.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2006 10:44:55 AM »

Really. Cool. Did you make that up yourself?

I may have to copy you.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2006 10:45:09 AM »

That's a beautiful shirt!  And I just read throgh your blog - you have a lot of neat stuff there! (and i like your elves.  they're cute Cheesy )

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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2006 11:16:05 AM »

it's perfect!  i love the color and it looks like it fits like a dream.  enjoy it!   
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2006 02:40:35 PM »

That looks great. I was just thinking of starting something very similar.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2006 04:01:33 PM »

That is beautiful. It looks great on you!
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2006 05:59:12 PM »

that's a really pretty top!  great job.   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2006 06:54:14 PM »

That is so pretty!  I'm not usually into knit tshirts, but there is something about that one.  It's beautiful.  Great job!  And I love the color.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2006 07:34:59 PM »

I really love your t-shirt.  I think I'll need to make one for myself!  Did you use a pattern for the basic t-shirt part?   
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2006 09:06:34 PM »

That's gorgeous.  And the fit is spectacular.  You have a real talent for designing.
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2006 12:07:06 AM »

absolutely gorgeous. I love that color! you wear it well.

Emms  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2006 07:22:22 AM »

Oh, it's brilliant! Beautiful job.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2006 10:49:41 AM »

That is so pretty! A good use for cathay too!
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2006 11:27:19 AM »

That's so gorgeous! I'm in love with the colour too.
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2006 11:44:52 AM »

I am so in love with this shirt.  It's gorgeous!  You've inspired me to order that book - I can't wait to flip through it and dream about future projects.  Great job - that's one of my favorite colors, and the fit is perfect.
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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2006 12:52:36 PM »

Very pretty shirt, and such a cool color!!!
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« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2006 02:56:27 PM »

And Debbie Bliss Cathay comes in purrrrple.

Ha!  Phyl, you sound like me... I'm purple-obsessed.  Most of my yarn is purple.   Grin
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2006 04:36:31 AM »

oh WOW -  Shocked

It's fabulous and fantastic!  (fantabulous....)

I want one.

Zia.
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2006 05:42:16 AM »

beautiful! and in my favorite color Wink that is an awesome job you did there.
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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2006 04:52:28 AM »

thanks for the compliments everyone. i have all my notes that i kept while making it, i'll try to turn it into some kind of pattern this weekend.
-melissa
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« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2006 09:37:11 AM »

oooh...please do!  i am almost finished with my orangina, and i'd bump this up to next on the list! 
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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2006 10:04:35 AM »

YES! A pattern. Thanks so much for sharing.  Grin

I love the design, perfect for summer.
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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2006 11:27:09 AM »

Wow this top is truely amazing and GORGEOUS!!  I can't wait for the pattern!!  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2006 12:08:58 PM »

So pretty!!
I bought a bunch (15) 50g balls of cotton yarn for 5 euros (yeah!) perhaps it would be fun to make something similar in stripes! I love stripes. I'm off to check your blog to see where you got that pattern  Cheesy

*edit* oh crap..... no pattern  Cry  Cry  Cry
I have no idea where to start! Could you point me to some resource for a pretty top like this? Even plain.. I could add cables, vines or other stuff just like you did. I really like the shape of this tank top! Thanks  Kiss
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2006 12:29:21 PM »

I bought a bunch (15) 50g balls of cotton yarn for 5 euros (yeah!)

Did you buy the yarn online? Care to share where you got it? Emms Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2006 12:02:48 PM »

i modified my original post on page 1 to include a rough pattern. hope it makes sense! -melissa
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i modified my original post on page 1 to include a rough pattern. hope it makes sense! -melissa

Thank you Melissa, you're my new hero!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2006 11:12:44 AM »

yes, thank you so much!  i cant wait to go buy some cathay next week!
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« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2006 11:28:41 AM »

I just ordered the new dark blue-looking cathay to start this shirt!  but here's a question for you -- when you say you have a 34" bust, you mean that's your bust measurement, not your bra measurement, right?  I'm a bit larger, so I want to be sure I'm doing the math right to size it up a bit so I can have a similar neckline to the one you made...

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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2006 03:40:50 PM »

kitty824-
34 inches is my exact measurement around my chest, including, um, the girls. the dark blue cathay is really nice, i manhandled it at webs once. i think it's the perfect ink blue. have fun knitting! -melissa
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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2006 06:50:36 AM »

yay!  thanks.
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« Reply #33 on: May 23, 2006 07:25:05 AM »

I cast on for this last night.  I am so into knitting summer tops now, and this is a perfect one.  Thanks so much for the pattern.  I was on my way to finding the leaf pattern and figuring it out on my own, when you posted the pattern.  Thanks so much! 
I haven't read back on the thread since yesterday, so I don't know if this has been mentionned yet, but there's a k13 missing on the row where we place the stitch markers.
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« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2006 12:27:41 PM »

lilacbutterfly- i noticed that i forgot the k13 also, i edited the pattern to include it yesterday, so now it should be correct. thanks!
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« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2006 07:03:23 PM »

Thank you for the pattern!  I'm starting this as soon as I finish my Green Gables!  I can't wait to actually have something to wear in the summer besides old ratty tee's! 
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« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2006 10:57:00 PM »

Yippee!  thanks so much for the pattern!   Grin

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« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2006 07:28:27 AM »

wow.. thanks for the pattern! ..... one more thing to add to the list!

i have really skinny upper arms (almost awkawardly so) and appx. 36" bust (not bra, as you said "including the girls")  do you tink the best thing for fit is to just do more raglan increases before I bind off for the arms and it wont really matter b/c there are no sleeves? ( I ALWAYS have to adjust sweater patterns and reduce arm sizes by 3" or so)  I have heard over and over again about the beauty of top-down-raglan because of the adjustment for fit, so I am not too worried, but I just wanted to know if ths was the right idea...

oh, and i grew up in amherst.  your blog makes me miss amherst/noho SO much.  we are driving back to mass in 3 weeks from CO before I move to philly for grad school...this shirt would be really fitting (no pun intended) for the drive!
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« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2006 10:51:44 AM »

Great pattern!
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« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2006 05:01:13 PM »

erincatherine- i think you should be fine without altering for skinny arms. it's basically sleeveless, so i think it would look fine. enjoy your visit back to the area!
also, i finally have the pattern in pdf format, which is much easier for printing. unfortunately it's hosted on a site riddled with ads, but you'll see the link to download in the middle of the page. it's the updatedleaft.pdf
http://www.filelodge.com/files/room28/759789/updatedleaft.pdf
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« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2010 10:30:00 PM »

Wow!!!! That's some Fast knitting!
Beautiful shirt, i love the color you chose
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« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2010 08:06:08 PM »

Very Pretty shirt and awesome color!
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« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2010 07:04:07 AM »

Cool design - nice work!
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« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2010 02:54:04 PM »

This is so pretty.  Thanks for the tutorial too.
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« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2010 07:51:37 PM »

Very cute!  I'll have to find some yarn and try it! Thanks for posting the pattern!
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