Pintuck Tee


Summertime…and you’ll be livin’ easy in this refined bamboo tee. A little bit more polished than your old t-shirts, but just as soft and comfortable. Knit in the round with the sleeves picked up from the armscye and knit down, this tee is totally seamless and packed with details: waist and bust shaping with darts, a curved hem, little capped sleeves, and for the front bib, I’ve put in a knit version of pintucks, one of my favorite tailoring details. If pintucks aren’t your thing, you can substitute another pattern. A simple garter stitch here would give just enough interest without being fussy. A bit of lace would make this fancier. You could also leave off the buttons for a simpler split neck tee. Or, for a bit more refinement, knit a placket with buttonholes.

The bamboo will stretch a little under the weight of the finished object, so it’s important to knit a large swatch and hang it to dry before measuring for gauge.

The pictures show the 83cm/33 inch size S, with zero ease.


XS(S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X):

Finished bust: 73(83, 93, 103, 113, 123, 133) cm / 29(33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53) inches

Finished length: 53(56, 59, 62, 64, 66, 68) cm / 21(22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27) inches


Rowan Bamboo Soft: 100% bamboo; 102 m/112 yd per 50g skein; color: Cambria (#109); 6(7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins
Substitutions: This would work in any smooth DK/sport weight yarn. Silk, cotton and linen are other good summertime yarns.

Other materials needed:

29-inch US #3/3.0 mm circular needle

1 set US #3/3.0 mm dpns

3.0 mm crochet hook

4 buttons

stitch markers


24 sts/38 rows = 10cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch

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