Knitters often work to hide construction details in their garments, but our Contour Tee in Santolina puts this supporting role at center stage!

Contour Tee In Santolina | Purl Soho

Here, the Contour Tee’s armhole and shoulder shaping moves from the wings to the spotlight, creating contour lines that carve in a flattering zig, then zag.  Add little capped sleeves and a split hem to this in-the-round bottom-up knit, and you have an entirely new spin on the classic tee!

Contour Tee In Santolina | Purl Soho

The real star of the show is our Santolina yarn, a unique and lovely mix of 70% organically grown cotton, 20% rayon from bamboo, and 10% hemp. Filling in the existing palette of gentle hues, Santolina’s six punchy new colors include this Teal Tide, whose deep blue is like a shimmering secret cove.

Contour Tee In Santolina | Purl Soho

Santolina’s heathery beauty and soft, gently textured hand knit up like your old-but-new favorite tee… Bravo!

Contour Tee In Santolina | Purl Soho

Originally designed for Purl Soho by Adam Aronowitz.

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Materials

Contour Tee In Santolina | Purl Soho
  • 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Purl Soho’s Santolina, 70% organically grown cotton, 20% rayon from bamboo, 10% hemp. Each skein is 328 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 984 (1115, 1280, 1405, 1580, 1695, 1930, 2070) yards required. We used the color Teal Tide.
  • US 3 (3.25 mm), 32-, 40- or 47-inch circular needles, depending on size you are making
  • Spare 24-inch or longer circular needles in US 3 (or up to several sizes smaller)
  • US 3, 16-inch circular needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Cable stitch holder
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Contour Tee Pattern

GAUGE

26 stitches and 36 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

SIZES

38¼ (41¾, 45½, 49¼, 53, 56½, 60¼, 64)

To fit actual chest circumference of 32–36 (36–40, 40–43, 43–47, 47–51, 51–54, 54–58, 58–62) inches, with 2–6 inches of ease

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 38¼ (41¾, 45½, 49¼, 53, 56½, 60¼, 64) inches
  • Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 24 (24¾, 26¼, 26¾, 28¼, 28½, 30½, 30¾) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm To Cuff: 1¼ (1¼, 1½, 1½, 1½, 2¼, 2¼, 2¼) inches

Sample: The sweater pictured here is size 38¼, worn with 4 inches of ease.

PATTERN

Contour Tee In Santolina | Purl Soho

The Contour Tee Pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Contour Tee In Santolina | Purl Soho