Open Call for testknitters – the Everyday Tee

The Everyday Tee, is a casual short- sleeved top with a rounded neck that works with every outfit. The yarn options for this top are endless, depending on the style you wish to create.

The summer version pictured above is knit using a tweeded cotton, which creates a light and airy top, perfect for the warmer months of the year.

The Everyday Tee is worked from the top down, all in one piece and with raglan increases. Once the neckline binding is finished, the neckline is further formed with short rows. The raglan increases are worked gradually first only on the front and back, in order to create the saddle shoulders, then on all parts of the upper body. Then, at the armholes, the lower body and sleeves are worked separately, ending with a twisted rib binding mirroring the neckline binding.

The advantage with working the Everyday Tee from the top down, is that you can very easily adjust it to a desired length that works best for you.

How does this testknit work?

This testknit is open to knitters of all levels but due to some of the techniques, it might be a bit challenging for beginners. The techniques used in the pattern include twisted knit stitches, raglan increases, short rows to form the neckline and simple increases.

The pattern for this testknit is written in English, but all other communication can be made in either French, German, Luxembourgish, Icelandic, Danish or Spanish. Please note that I can not provide a translated pattern for the testknit, since the translations are only made once the pattern has gone through the final edits.

Once you submit, you will receive a confirmation email where I give you more details about the pattern and the testknit.

What else is important to know about testknitting in general?

The testknit is a very important part for me when designing a pattern, and crucial for making it ready for publication. Which is why, once you confirm your participation, it is important for me that I can count on your regular feedback and input, and be sure that you will indeed be able to complete the testknit. Please check the indicated deadline and only submit if you are certain it will be possible for you.

I will provide an online platform via SLACK where all testknitters can communicate and discuss about the pattern, and where also all updates and edits are posted as quickly as possible. Participating in this platform is no obligation of course, but it is a very practical way to keep updated on the pattern and to simply meet fellow knitters. All edits and updates along the way will be made via that platform.

I would be more than happy for you to post on social media about the testknit, using following hashtags: #everydaytee #lillelarsenlux and ideally tagging me (@lillelarsenlux) so I can am sure to see it and repost it 😉

If you have never testknit before, don’t hesitate to reach out so we can see if this is something that could work for you.

Deadline of the testknit: June 25, 2023.

More details:


2XS (XS, S, M) [L, XL, 2XL] {3XL, 4XL, 5XL}


BUST CIRC. (to fit): 81 (86, 91, 96) [101, 106, 111] {116, 121, 127} cm // 32 (34, 36, 38) [40, 42, 44] {46, 48, 50}”

BUST CIRC. (finished measurements): 90 (95, 100, 105) [110, 115, 120] {125, 130, 136} cm // 35.5 (37.5, 39.25, 41.25) [43.25, 45.25, 47.25] {49.25, 51.25, 53.5}”


1 thread DK weight yarn.

Yarn usage for model (size S):

Erika Knight Gossypium Tweed (96% cotton, 4% polyester / 50 g – 125 m /137 yds): 6 (6, 7, 7) [8, 8, 8] {9, 9, 10} skeins

Meters: 677 (740, 788, 837) [878, 931, 970] {1025, 1065, 1127}
Yardage: 741 (810, 862, 916) [961, 1019, 1061] {1121, 1165, 1233}


4 markers / stitch holders or scrap yarn / tapestry needle /


Circular needle 3 mm (US 2.5), 40 cm (16”) in length

Circular needle 3 mm (US 2.5), 60-80 cm (24-32”) in length

Circular needle 2.5 mm (US 1.5), 40 cm (16”) in length or double-pointed needles


10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) = 21 sts x 30 rows in stockinette stitch on 3 mm (US 2.5) needle

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