Tarmac Tee

It's officially here! In print and on newsstands today!! Look for Interweave Crochet Spring 2020 to find my latest design, the Tarmac Tee, along with 18 other projects that range from delicate to bold!

We used HiKoo® by skacel CoBaSi in Gold Crest and Seattle Sky (sample used 3 skeins each). It has a simple square construction with a tiny bit of shaping at the bottom of the sleeves and the dominant color reverses on the other side.

The texture is created with single crochet stitches worked into the front and back loops and it's super easy to customize your length simply by adding stitches in multiples of ten. Sizes in the pattern as written include 26 (30, 33½, 37, 41, 45, 49, 52½, 56, 60)“ bust circumference. The sample measures 33½” and is modeled with ½“ negative ease but this would also make a great oversized boxy top!

The shaping under the sleeves can be eliminated for a straight square sleeve shape or you could lengthen the sleeve by following the instructions for a larger sleeve size (all you're doing is adding stitches in multiples of ten) and then cycling through the decreases a second time or as needed. Just keep in mind your target arm opening circumference and don't let it get too small! Personally, I think this would be fun to make kind of batwing style with an extra long sleeve drop and then decreased to a fitted sleeve for a few inches. I'm not sure they would want to put all the directions in print for something like that, though, with this texture! Maybe a future design submission? ;)

Here I am wearing it before I sent it off to the magazine:

The yarn was surprisingly fun to work with. It's this super cool blend of cotton, bamboo, and silk that has a nice stretchy bounce to it, PLUS good drape, and some pretty nice stitch definition.

Just check out this texture!!

Here's a link to my project page on Ravelry for more details (and more pictures!) and, of course, here's one more look at it being so stunningly modeled for the magazine (I think that might be one of my favorite things about doing submissions!).

Photography credit goes to Caleb Dane Young and Interweave Crochet magazine. Look for the Spring 2020 print edition on newsstands and in bookstores beginning March 10th!


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