Anker’s Summer Shirt is made using a DK or fine worsted weight cotton blend yarn and is worked from the top down. The yoke is worked in sections of rib with increases in the round, followed by classic raglan increases when the stockinette stitch section begins. The sleeves are worked at the end, either on double-pointed needles or on circular needles using the Magic Loop technique. Anker’s Summer Shirt has no finishing other than weaving in ends.
Size guide: Anker’s Summer Shirt is designed to have between approx. 0-5cm of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 0-5 cm larger in circumference than your widest upper body measurement.
The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 (130-140) 140-150 cm.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL
Bust circumference: 85 (91) 96 (100) 110 (120) 130 (140) 153 cm
Lengths: Total length: 52 (54) 56 (60) 62 (62) 64 (66) 68 cm
Sleeve length: 9 (9) 10 (10) 10 (10) 10 (10) 10 cm
Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10cm square swatch in stocking stitch on 4mm needles after wash and blocking. Note that these measurements are only achieved if the correct gauge is kept. Begin by working a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge. Note that the swatch needs to be washed and blocked before measuring the gauge.
Suggested needles: Circular needles: 4mm / 40, 60, 80 and/or 100cm, circular needles 3.5mm / 80 or 100cm; Double-pointed needles: 4mm and 3.5mm (if the Magic Loop technique is not used)
Materials: 250 (300) 300 (350-400) 400 (450) 450-500 (500) 500 g or a DK weight or a light worsted weight Cotton linen blend yarn with 110 metres per 50 grams. We have made a delightful sample from Bellissimo Lucca DK in shade 07 Pearl that fits the bill. See also Principe Real Cotton Linen Silk Blend 8Ply and Katia Linen DK.
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Skill Level: Enthusiastic Beginner and up.
This is a printed knitting pattern by global favourite designer, Mette Wendelboe Okkels of PetiteKnit.