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Bowling Shirt Polo

from Magpie Knitter Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Bowling Shirt Polo
Bowling Shirt Polo
Bowling Shirt Polo

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Provisional/invisible cast-on (link to tutorial included)
  • Knit in the round
  • Use stitch markers
  • M1R/L increases
  • Decreases
  • Yarn over
  • Picking up and knitting stitches
  • Hemming

Pattern Description:

My parents belonged to a bowling league when I was growing up, and I loved going to the bowling alley with them. Dad's league shirt was the inspiration for this retro-look polo for spring/summer dressy fun, which comes in children's sizes 2-10. The shirt is worked seamlessly from the top down with seamless set-in sleeves, and hemmed bottom edge and sleeves for a tailored look. Did I mention no seaming?

Gauge:

20 sts / 31 rows = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child 2 (4, 6, 8, 10)
  • Chest: 22 (24, 26, 28, 30)" / 56 (61, 66, 71, 76) cm
  • Length: 13 (14.5, 16, 17, 18)" / 33 (37, 40.5, 43, 46) cm

Materials:

  • Yarn: Yarn Cloud Nature's Style Fashion (worsted weight, 60% cotton / 40% linen, 180yds/160m / 100g) - 01 Tan (MC) - 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s)
  • Yarn: Yarn Cloud Nature's Style Fashion (worsted weight, 60% cotton / 40% linen, 180yds/160m / 100g) - 03 Olive (CC) - 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s)
  • Needles: US9/5.5mm circular needle (or size required to obtain gauge) - choose cable length according to chest circumference
  • Needles: US9/5.5mm DPN (or size required to obtain gauge) - OPTIONAL if desired for sleeves
  • Needles: US8/5mm circular needle (or one size smaller than needle required to obtain gauge)
  • Needles: US8/5mm DPN (or one size smaller than needle required to obtain gauge) - OPTIONAL if desired for sleeves

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn
  • Tapestry/yarn needle
  • Two (2) buttons, size 1/2"
  • Sewing needle and thread - OPTIONAL for sewing on buttons


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Intermediate
Knitting
Clothing
Girls, Boys
Shirt
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Like a magpie, I'm easily distracted - by pretty yarn. When I couldn't find the patterns I wanted to knit for my son and daughter, I started designing them. I currently live near Washington, DC with ...

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