Merkel Tee - Knitting Pattern
Merkel Tee - Knitting Pattern
Merkel Tee - Knitting Pattern
Merkel Tee - Knitting Pattern
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Merkel Tee - Knitting Pattern

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**Knitting Pattern ONLY**

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This pattern is part of a collection that incorporates sand stitch.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of anything other than sun, sand and beaches when I’m knitting in this sand stitch.  For that reason, I decided to name the pieces in this collection after my favorite beach, Merkel beach, in Harwich Port, Massachusetts. 

This tee is knit from the top down, knitted flat at first to create the crew neck shaping.  It is then worked in the round.  Then comes the separation of the sleeves and body.  Next, the body and sleeves are worked individually in the round. Then, stitches are picked up around the raw edges around the neckline to knit the collar.  Finally, once the ends are woven in and the work is blocked, the Merkel Tee is ready to wear!

I hope this tee keeps you cool and stylish during the warmer months of the year.  It is a perfect casual addition to your wardrobe so that you can show off your knits all year round!  Opt for a cotton or linen yarn to keep you cool.  I hope this tee reminds you of fun, sandy days at the beach!

The model pictured in the photo above is wearing size S and is 5’4” (162.4cm) and has a bust size of 32” (81 cm) in circumference.

Find your bust measurements below. Positive ease is built into the pattern, meaning final measurements are 0-2” (0cm-5cm) on top of that number. This allows for a cozy yet stylish sweater that you can wear anywhere!

To accurately choose your size, please refer to the notes section at the end of the pattern (page 7) where you will find a sizing chart and instructions to best help you select a size to knit. There is also a brief note for how to make modifications.

XS – 28-30” bust
S – 32-34” bust
M – 36-38” bust
L – 40-42” bust
XL – 44-46” bust
2XL – 48-50” bust
3XL – 52-54” bust
4XL – 56-58” bust
5XL – 60-62” bust

You will need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, M1R, M1L, M1PW, K1fb, backwards loop cast on, ktbl, ptbl, K2tog, bind off.


  • Size US 6/4mm 29" circular needles (those knitting larger sizes may wish to use larger needles)
  • Size US 6/4mm 9" circular needles or double pointed needles (for the sleeves)
  • Size US 5/3.75mm 9" circular needles or double pointed needles (for the sleeve cuffs)
  • Size US 5/3.75mm 16" circular needles (for the collar)
  • Row Counter (optional)
  • 4 Stitch Markers, 3 in one color, 1 in a second color to note where your BOR marker is once you join in the round.
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Yarn: 480(540, 605, 700, 765)(870, 940, 1055, 1130) yards or 440(495, 550, 640, 700)(795, 860, 965, 1030) meters of a DK weight (Size 3) yarn. I knit my sample using KnitPicks CotLin (a linen & cotton blend) in color Hydrangea. Please note that yardage is estimated and may vary depending on the yarn used per the project, gauge verifications and/or other modifications that you may make.

Once payment is received, you will receive an email containing a download link button for a PDF pattern. Make sure you have a PDF reader installed to open the pattern. All patterns are written in standard US terms.

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For pattern support or questions, please feel free to reach out to me at or DM me @marymadethat on Instagram!

If you create your own Merkel Tee, please share the love online by using the hashtag #merkeltee and tagging @marymadethat in your posts!  I can’t wait to see and share your progress photos and finished products!

This original pattern is a copyright of Mary Gannon of  This copy of the Merkel Tee is for personal use only.  All items made from this pattern may not be sold.