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Sideways Tee Using Shibui Reed

Sideways Tee Using Shibui Reed







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The Design

“Sporty chic.”

This deceptively simple top is cleverly knit from the center out to each side, rather than from top to bottom or vice versa. A modern pivot to a familiar style! A tapered shape allows for plenty of ease at the bust, while providing a relaxed and flattering bottom edge at hip length.

We knit this drapey tee with Shibui Reed held double throughout. Shimmery, strong, and soft as a sigh, Reed is a 100% linen yarn with a smooth, consistent chainette construction. Unlike most linen yarns, Reed is not crisp. Rather, it’s pliable, sleek, graceful—all qualities we love in the sporty-chic style of this Sideways Tee!

Pick up the pattern below and choose a color (or two)–see the Basic Details tab for how many skeins you will need for your size.

The Details

Sizes: S (M, L, XL).
Finished bust (at armholes): 49½ (57½, 65½, 73)"/126 (146, 166, 185)cm.
To fit bust: 28–32 (34–38, 40–44, 46–50)"/71–81 (86–97, 102–112, 117–127)cm.
With approx. ease: 17½-21½ (19½-23½, 21½-25½, 23-27)"/45-55 (49.5-59.5, 54-64, 58-68)cm.
Finished length: Measured from high shoulder (where shoulder meets neck) to bottom edge. 20½ (22¾, 25½, 28)"/52 (58, 65, 71)cm.

4 (5, 6, 7) skeins each of Shibui Reed (246 yds/225m per skein) in two colors held together throughout. Model is wearing Color 2181, Bone and Color 2003, Ash in size S with 17½"/45cm bust ease.
Or 7 (9, 11, 13) skeins of Shibui Reed (246 yds/225m per skein) in one color held double.
Or approx. 815 (1045, 1300, 1580) yds/745 (956, 1189, 1445)m each of two fingering-weight yarns to hold together throughout, or one DK-weight yarn to hold single.
For custom lengths: To lengthen body, add approx. 35 (40, 45, 50) yds/32 (37, 41, 46)m of yarn for each 1"/2.5cm of knitted body length.

US 7 (4.5mm) 24"/60cm circular needle, or size to get gauge.
US 6 (4mm) 16"/40cm and 32"/80cm circular needles, or one size smaller than gauge needle.
US D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
5 yds/m smooth fingering-weight yarn for provisional cast-on.
30 locking markers.
8 spare circular needles (gauge size or smaller), so you can knit off of needle from either end; or you can use waste yarn.
Darning needle to finish.

20 sts/30 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Errata & Clarifications

With a simple shape and stockinette stitch, this tee is all about the yarn. Choose a yarn (or combination of yarns) that will give you a soft draping fabric. And be sure to pay special attention to your swatch on this one! Unlike a typical knitted garment, this tee is knit sideways, so your row gauge will determine your fit and your stitch gauge will affect your length. Work a nice big swatch, and note your unblocked gauge for reference while you knit.

Digital Sideways Tee pattern. (Download)

Printed Sideways Tee pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 2001 Abyss. Deep inky black.

COLOR: 2003 Ash. Pale warm silvery grey.

COLOR: 115 Brick. Brick Red.

COLOR: 13 Caffeine. Cafe au lait.

COLOR: 2012 Fjord. Medium green-blue.

COLOR: 2004 Ivory. Soft ivory.

COLOR: 2041 Pollen. Golden mustard.

COLOR: 103 Apple. Bold chartreuse.

COLOR: 2017 Velvet. Rich dark grape.

COLOR: 2039 Imperial. Fuchsia purple.

COLOR: 2002 Graphite. Cool medium grey.

COLOR: 11 Tar. Slate-y charcoal.

COLOR: 2032 Field. Between olive and brown.

COLOR: 2022 Mineral. Between purple, brown, and grey.

COLOR: 2034 Blueprint. Bright, almost electric, blue.

COLOR: 2180 White. Bright bleached white.

COLOR: 2181 Bone. Palest linen.

COLOR: 2182 Shore. Bright sky blue.

COLOR: 2183 Petal. Bright rosy pink.

COLOR 2016 Suit. Washed navy blue.

COLOR 2194 Twilight. Blue periwinkle.

COLOR: 2217 Canary. Baby chick yellow.

COLOR: 2215 Lotus. Strawberry juice pink.

COLOR: 2219 Majesty. Lavender.

COLOR: 2218 Pacific. Tropical ocean water.

COLOR: 2216 Trellis. Spanish moss green.

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