Sideways Tee Using Manos Milo
Sideways Tee Using Manos Milo
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 transitional tee in lofty Manos del Uruguay Milo. At first glance, this sport-weight yarn has a homey, rustic charm. Then, you start to see the natural complexity of this blend of merino wool and linen. Linen retains a bit more of its natural color through Manos’ hand-dying process, leading to beautifully heathered shades with a subtle sheen.
Sizes: S (M, L, XL). Details given for S; larger sizes in parentheses ( ).
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 (86.5–96.5, 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.
3 (3, 4, 5) skeins of Manos Milo (380 yds/350m per skein). Model is wearing Color 2149, Petal in size M.
Or approx. 815 (1045, 1300, 1580) yds/745 (956, 1189, 1 445)m of a DK-weight yarn.
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.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 7 (4.5mm) 24"/60cm circular needles, or size to obtain 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 waste 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.
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.
Milo can grow when wet. When blocking your swatch, pin to match stitch gauge, let it dry completely and rest for a few days to let stitches settle. When blocking your finished garment, we recommend blocking the front and back before seaming them together. Block to given dimensions. gently steam press along seams.
The Free Adaptation
Digital Sideways Tee pattern (Download).
Printed Sideways Tee pattern (Requires shipping).
COLOR: 2419 Baltico. Tweedy ocean blue.
COLOR: 2605 Bizance. Tweedy berry pink.
COLOR: 2464 Lisboa. Tweedy sky blue.
COLOR: 2560 Manchester. Tweedy medium grey.
COLOR: 2800 Natural. Off white.
COLOR: 2149 Petal. Pale rose pink.
COLOR: 2532 Potosi. Tweedy light grey.
COLOR: 2220 Roma. Tweedy rust orange.
NEW COLOR: 2061 Pollen. Brilliantly golden yellow.
NEW COLOR: 21561 Argan. Heathered burgandey.
NEW COLOR: 2545 Indigo. Partly cloudy blue.
NEW COLOR: 9217 Log Cabin. Alternating pops of red, blue and olive green.