Achillea T-Shirt – by Helena Timms


With May giving us some bright and sunny days here in Devon, we are starting to feel the need for some new summer clothing and Helena Timms has the perfect solution! Helena has lovingly created a stunner of a lace knit top worked in two complimenting shades of our Appledore lace weight yarn. The beautiful, feathered lace pattern creates a subtle ripple effect that carries through to the solid stripes. With a slightly sloped shoulder and positive ease this is going to be a joy to wear for summer parties or Pimm’s in the garden!


John Arbon Textiles, Appledore Lace.

Shown here in ‘Quench’ (MC) and ‘Pig Snout’ (CC)
MC – 2-4 x 50g skeins
CC – 2-3 x 50g skeins


1 ( 2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7, 8)

Finished Measurements

Bust – 78 ( 90, 102, 114, 126, 138, 150, 162) cm, 30.75 ( 35.5, 40.25, 45, 49.5, 54.25, 59, 63.75) in

Suggested Ease: 3-8” positive ease or more for a super slouchy look

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Lace pattern on 3.25mm blocked – each lace pattern repeat – 17st wide = 6cm, 30 rows tall = 8.5cm

Stockinette gauge on 3.25mm blocked: 29st and 34 rows over 10cm


Circular needles, 3.25mm for lace and stockinette and 3mm for rib (or size required to get gauge) – 2 sets in lengths suitable for body and neck circumference and putting front/back stitches on hold