Surfer tee: how to add waist shaping

This is a very poor sketch of the basic measurements that you’ll need to take:

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The measurements are:
1. Bust
2. Waist
3. High hip
A. Bust to waist
B. Waist to hip

Take these measurements and write them down.

Mine are:
42, 36, 41, 5, 4 inches, respectively. Now that I know these measurements, I can use my gauge to figure out how many sts to decrease for the waist and when to work them.

I don’t want a super fitted waistline, I just want to take it in about an inch on each side, and then increase back out for the hip.

Another measurement I’m going take is from under arm to waist, which on me is about 9 inches.

Gauge:4.5 sts & 6 rows to one inch.

If I want to take the sweater in by about an inch on each side, I’ll need to decrease 4 stitches before the piece is 9 inches (54 rows) long from the under arm.

I like the slope created by working the decreases about 8 rounds apart, so I want to start them 54 -16 = 38 rows from the under arm.

Then, I’ll need to increase back up to my desired number of stitches for the hip. I like this slope to be made of increases about 6 rows apart. I’ll work those increase rounds, then knit to desired length before hem.

2 thoughts on “Surfer tee: how to add waist shaping

  1. I can’t believe how grown up Olive looks – I knew it wasn’t Mazie but OMG that baby is a girl now ! Your girls are at such wonderful ages, every day is an adventure.

  2. Thanks, Paula!! They have grown up so fast! I know everybody says that about kids, but it’s so true. Mazie is starting preschool in the fall!

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