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Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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Victoria's Tee

from By Hand, With Heart
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Victoria's Tee
Victoria's Tee
Victoria's Tee
Victoria's Tee
Victoria's Tee

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • able to read lace-knitting chart
  • able to knit in the round (the bodice is knit in the round above the body portion)
  • knits, purl, yo's, ssk, k2tog

Pattern Description:

I like to play with knitting ... turning it this way and that ... to come up with unusual pattern combinations. The top has the body knit sideways (using a traditional Victorian Era lace edging), made into a tube, and then the bodice is knit in the round from there. Slightly capped sleeves and a wide, squared-off neckline complete the look.

Paired with a close-fitting undertop or all by itself, this year-round top is sure to please. As fun to wear as it is beautiful to look at, this design is knit with an easy care cotton-blend yarn!

NOTE: You MUST be able to read a lace knitting chart for the body of this top. The chart shows the inc necessary for the "saw tooth" edge. Also note that the stitch repeat has odd rows beginning from the right while the even rows begin from the left; this gives you the knit-side of the SS portion as the RS.


24sts x 38rws = 4" over stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • negative ease across chest: XS (27") - 5X (59")


  • 800 (900, 1000, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1800) yds fingering weight cotton-acrylic blend (sample made used KP's Comfy Fingering, a 75% pima cotton/25% acrylic blend; a S size used 5 skeins of Peony at 218 yards per skein)
  • US #3 circs (24")
  • F crochet hook (if you don't crochet, work a 5rnd SS band on armholes)
  • stitch markers
  • stitch holders