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shop sample: Spill the Tea handknit top

lace-detail handknit top modeled by woman

Introducing "Spill the Tea", this year's Olive Knits #4dayKAL (4 Day Knit-a-long) pattern by Marie Greene. We are so excited for this July project that Sarah is already knitting her second shop sample. This top combines easy, breezy lace details and colorful contrasts to create the perfect splash of color for this delightful v-neck top. Knit in a sport to light DK weight yarn, Spill the Tea is perfect for spring, summer evenings, or for layering in cooler weather - truly an all season design that you can wear year-round.

We have all the details on this year's KAL - check out our previous post here, and if you'd like to join KAH knitting Spill the Tea, sign up for our virtual KAL zooms on that page.

Spill The Tea was a fun knit, worked bottom up in the round to the underarm, the lace and color keep things interesting. Then the upper front and back sections are worked flat and seamed along the shoulders. The v-neck is picked up and knit afterward with a centered double decrease in the front, and the armholes are finished with simple ribbing. Sarah knit this sample using Lang Vaya, a lofty and luxurious light DK weight cotton, merino and yak blend. The main color is broken up by tonal contrast color stripes for a subtle overall neutral look. Check out our collection of yarns and tea-themed accessories great for this year's 4-Day KAL!


Finished Size: Available sizes: finished bust circumference - 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68"; shown in size 3 (44") - designed to be worn with ~4" positive ease
Pattern: Spill the Tea by Marie Greene is available for purchase on Ravelry or on 

Main color 880-1560 yards plus 50-100 yards each of 2 contrast colors, sport to light DK weight; shown in 4 skeins MC Lang Vaya color 0094 and 1 skein each contrast colors 0093 & 0021

Gauge: 24 stitches and 30 rows over 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, after blocking
Needles: 24-40" circular US 4 (3.5mm) for body, 16" & 24-32" US 3 (3.25mm) for the neck and lower ribbing; 12" circular US 3 (3.25mm) for the sleeve cuffs or your preferred needles for small circ. knitting in the round


Here at Knot Another Hat, our team loves helping you put together the perfect project. If you would like assistance picking out the right quantities of yarn, seeing colors compared side-by-side, choosing sizes, etc, please don't hesitate to reach out!

You can email Team Awesome at, or text us at 541-308-0002 and we would be happy to help get your next project into your hands!

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  • Will you be sending out the 4-day Cal Spill the tea schedule of the zoom mets? I lost the schedule. Thanks. Judy Is one today?
    Knot Another Hat replied:
    The first meetup is Sat 7/6 and a reminder email with zoom link will be sent out to registered participants the day before. The full schedule (and form to register your email if you haven’t already) is here:

    judy blohm

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