Welcome! I’ve been a bit MIA lately (the whole family had covid, and then I took a much-needed break from social media), but today I’m back with the much-delayed release of the Hibiscus Tee! This is a fun lacy floral top with a simple hdc bodice. The floral lace yoke is lovely and light, and pairs beautifully with the flow of the simple bodice.
For this top you can use any DK yarn. Lately I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect hand-dyed yarn, and I think I found it. For this top I used a wool/mulberry silk blend hand dyed by Mountaintop Yarn Co. (The yarn was 245 yards per 100g, and you can find similar hand-dyed yarn at https://mountaintopyarn.com ). I highly recommend this yarn for lightweight tops. I’ve crocheted and knitted with it, and the silk makes it so shiny and bouncy, you’ll never work with anything quite like it! And you can’t beat the quality of hand-dyed yarn. There’s slight variation from hank to hank, but that’s what I love about it! You’ll be able to make a top that is completely unique, and you’ll be supporting a small business instead of a big box store at the same time.
You should know by now that I’m all about florals. This tee started with the hibiscus lace, and I knew I needed to offset it with a plain bodice, so I fell back on my trusty HDCs. Once I perfected the hibiscus with my Hibiscus sunhat, I knew the tee was sure to follow. And now that the warm weather is here, I’ll be wearing it non-stop!
This tee is a yoke top, so it’s worked up in one piece. If. You’d like the flowers to stand out a bit more, you can use an accent color for just the flower rounds. You can make the tee cropped length, or even make it a dress! There’s tons of variation possible, even with just sleeve length! Summer can get pretty hot, so I kept it short with a cap sleeve, but I’ve included instruction for cap, short, ¾, long, AND BELL sleeves! That’s 5 different sleeve options!
Any DK yarn. I used a wool/silk blend hand dyed by Mountaintop Yarn Co. (245 yards per 100g) – You may want 50 yards of an Accent Color for the flowers. (see notes for which rounds)
Finished measurements (yardages given for long sleeve version):
XS: Fits up to 30” bust (900 yards)
S: Fits up to 32” bust (950 yards)
M: Fits up to 36” bust (1050 yards)
L: Fits up to 40” bust (1200 yards)
XL: Fits up to 44” bust (1350 yards)
2XL: Fits up to 48” bust (1450 yards)
3XL: Fits up to 52” bust (1550 yards)
4XL: Fits up to 56” bust (1700 yards)
5XL: Fits up to 60” bust (1850 yards)
Tee fits as expected.
Gauge: 16 sts and 12 rows of hdc in 4” square
As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern. Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @springintofalldesigns, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at SpringintoFall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!