ANKER'S Summer Shirt Kit
Anker’s Summer Shirt 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. 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.
Anker’s Summer Shirt is designed to have approx. 0-5 cm - [0-2 inches] - of positive ease, meaning it is designed to be 0-5 cm - [0-2 inches] larger in circumference than your widest upper body measurement.
The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39¼) 39¼-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ inches]. The measurements for the finished garment are on the front page of the pattern (note that these measurements are only achieved if the correct gauge is kept). Before beginning your project, measure yourself with a measuring tape around your bust (or your widest upper body part) to determine which size will fit you the best. For example, if you measure 95 cm [37½ inches] you should knit a size M. A size M shirt has a finished circumference of 96 cm [37¾ inches], which in the given example would mean 1 cm [½ inches] of positive ease.
NOTE: The sample shown is NOT knit with LUMA. All images © PetiteKnit and are included to show the garment design.
BUILD YOUR KIT: Our kits are available as yarn-only kits. We have included the option to add the pattern, tools, etc. to complete the project.
SIZING: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL
FINISHED Bust circumference: 33½ (35¾) 37¾ (39¼) 43¼ (47¼) 51¼ inches [85 (91) 96 (100) 110 (120) 130 cm]. This garment is designed to have approximately 0-2" (0-5 cm) of positive ease.
Yarn: Luma by The Fibre Co.⎟DK (5.5 sts/in)⎟136yds [125m]⎟50g
5 - 10 skeins in selected colorway
Optional Pattern Add-on: digital copy (via Ravelry)
Lengths: Total length: 20½ (21¼) 22 (23½) 24½ (24½) 25¼ inches [52 (54) 56 (60) 62 (62) 64 cm ]
Sleeve length: 3½ (3½) 4 (4) 4 (4) 4 inches [9 (9) 10 (10) 10 (10) 10 cm ]
Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 4 mm [US6] needles after wash and blocking
Suggested needles: Circular needles: 4 mm [US6] / 40 and 60 and 80 or 100 cm [16 and 24 and 32 or 40 inches], circular needles 3.5 mm [US4] / 80 or 100 cm [32 or 40 inches]
Double-pointed needles: 4 mm [US6] and 3.5 mm [US4] (if the Magic Loop technique is not used)