This lightweight tee shirt is knit flat from side to side, beginning at the cuff of one sleeve, across the body to the other cuff. German short rows are used to shape the body, with a flattering V shape created by using a contrast colour.
It is only two pieces – back and front – and with careful seaming the garment is truly reversible. Pieces are self-edged in a garter stitch border, so there’s no fussy finishing. Sew it up and wear it!
This is an easy-to-intermediate pattern, with German short rows used in both the back and front pieces - a link to a tutorial is included. Otherwise, there are no challenging techniques or stitches here.
Choosing a Size: This garment is meant to be worn with 2-3” of ease in the upper body, but quite close fitting at the waist. It’s meant to hit just at the waistband of your jeans, with a little extra length in the back. To select the right size for you, consider both waist and bust measurements on the schematic, which are for the flat pieces. This wide boat neck may not suit those with narrow shoulders.
Choosing Colours: This pattern uses the age-old technique of putting darker panels on the side of the body to slim the silhouette. It’s not required, of course, but be aware that reversing the colours (using a light MC and a dark CC) can drastically change the effect.
ABOUT THIS PATTERN
Number of pages: 7
Written instructions, no charts
7 Women’s Sizes: 35/37/40/42/45/50/54” finished bust
Measurements given in inches
Main Colour: 577 (415) / 668 (480) / 777 (558) / 881 (634) /1039 (747) / 1172 (841) / 1318 (947) yards fingering weight yarn (short sleeve amounts in brackets)
Contrast Colour: 154/156/161/163/171/178/184 yards fingering weight yarn
US 4 (3.5 mm) needles, 24” circular
3 stitch markers
22 st/36 rows over 4”/10cm square in stockinette, after blocking
Get it on Ravelry for $7.00 CAD