Satawal is a cropped tee with a simple lace pattern around a boat neck, which looks a bit like a Macramé texture. You can use various weights of yarn, from fingering weight for airy and transparent texture to worsted weight yarn for mid season garment (we used Berroco Modern Cotton on 6mm/US10 needles).

Our Project

We made the second size (size small) with 2 skeins of Berroco Modern Cotton in colour 1648 Abbot Run). It measures approximately 20" wide (40" bust circumference) and 20" tall from top of shoulder to hem (you can of course make it longer if you want to). If you feel like the neck is too wide you can always seam it and make it a closer neck. The fabric has a lot of stretch, and at this tension you'll probably want to wear it over a light camisole. It's meant to be worn loose and oversized, with lots of ease!

Modern Cotton is a soft, easy to knit, and very machine washable blend of cotton and Modal Rayon (which is viscose, a plant based cellulose fibre, much like bamboo). It's easy to wear in warmer weather, and it's also great for people with allergies to wool or other animal fibres, or who knit vegan.

Many thanks to Erica for whipping up this beautiful top!!! And many thanks to Gru for sitting for photos without having to be bribed or making a mess.


The pattern is worked seamlessly from the top down. The lace pattern for the yoke is worked in the round with increases at the both right and left shoulders, then the body is divided into the front and the back and worked flat separately to the underarm, where they are joined again. The lower body is knitted in one piece in the round. Sleeve stitches are picked up along armholes and worked in the round.



  • XS (S, M1, M2, L)( XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
  • To fit an actual bust circumference of: 81 (86, 92, 97, 103)(109, 115, 120,126) cm / 32 (34, 36, 38, 41)(43, 45, 47, 50)”
  • Finished bust circumference: 94 (100, 106, 111, 117)(123, 129, 131, 134) cm / 37 (39¼, 41½, 43¾, 46)(48¼, 50½, 51¼, 52¼)”


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