Pattern Test of the Minerva Tee

Pattern Test of the Minerva Tee

This was my sixth (and final) pattern test of the year, and what a way to go out! I immediately fell in love with this knitted tee the moment I saw it on Instagram, so I knew I had to test it. The moment Danie from posted the pattern test of the Minerva Tee, I applied.



I had just finished my pattern test for the Hobbii Pullover, and loved the yarn that I used for that, so I went out and bought some more. I used Loops & Threads Woolike yarn. It is an acrylic yarn that has the feel of wool. It is super soft and has a nice drape to it. The best part, it is budget friendly. One ball is $4.50 regular price, so it makes fingering weight projects affordable. I will say, after wearing by Hobbii Pullover so many times, it doesn’t wear as well as natural fibres, but I can’t complain for the price.

I went with cream as my base and then aqua, green and golden yellow as my accents.

Image of yarn used for project


I fell in love with this pattern the moment I saw it. It’s a short sleeve knit tee with lacework down the sleeves and a really pretty colour work section around the waist/bottom. I love colour work, but it is tedious and requires a lot of practice. I struggle with getting my floats the right tension so that there is enough ease in the fabric, so I figured by testing this one out, I’d get in more practice. And I sure did! You can get the pattern for the Minerva Tee here.

I would say this pattern is more on the advanced side of the spectrum. The lace work is intricate and there is a fair amount of colour work. That being said, these are skills easily learned with practice, so don’t let that scare you off! I found I relied on my journal and notes more than ever before in order to keep track of my rows and patterns. So I would definitely recommend making notes. Let’s not discuss the error I made in my colour work :).

Image of started knitting project displaying lace detail
The beginnings
Close up of colour work detail
Beginnings of the colour work
Image of almost completed colour work details
This colour work pattern is so cool


I am thrilled with how this pattern test of the Minerva Tee turned out! It is designed to be an oversized tee, so I made a size 4. But I probably could have gotten away with a size 3.

I didn’t alter the pattern in any way, but I think if I were to make this again, I might add in some decreases for the sleeves and maybe make them a little longer. One of the other pattern testers made a long sleeve sweater and it looked amazing!

My other project using this yarn was crocheted, so it will be interesting to see how it holds up in a knitted fabric with this one. But so far, it is the coziest thing I have knitted in my life. I will be living most of winter in this one.

Maker modelling finished pattern test of the Minerva Tee
Close up detail of lace sleeve of the Minerva Tee
Lace detail on the sleeve
Back view of the maker modelling the pattern test of the Minerva Tee

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