Billabong Tee

I've got a new design in Knitscene Summer 2016, the Billabong Tee! Side note: I hate that name. My working title for it was 'Chlorine' which I like a whole lot more, but such are the sacrifices when working with third party publishers! It's still a great easy summery knit, no matter what the heck it's named.

  All images by Harper Point Photography for Knitscene.

All images by Harper Point Photography for Knitscene.

The tee is knit flat in two pieces and seamed. Small V's of dropped stitches adorn the front and back neck, with the V in the back going down lower than the one in the front. The neck edges are unfinished to allow it to roll, while garter stitch trims the sleeve openings.

The simple eyelet lace edging on the hem is worked from the cast-on edge before you proceed into the bulk of the garment, so no picking up of stitches required! The only place you pick up stitches is around the armhole edges.

Rowan Panama was my suggested yarn and I'm happy that Knitscene agreed. It has a great texture from the linen so it looks super interesting in stockinette, no fancy stitch patterns needed.

This is the quintessential Knitscene garment--easy, fast, fun and really wearable. Check it out on Ravelry and add it to your queue if it strikes your fancy!