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Sideways Tee Pattern

Sideways Tee Pattern

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The Design

“A modern pivot to familiar style.”

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.

For a sleek drapey Sideways Tee, pick a cool plant fiber like Shibui Reed (we held this yarn double). A woolly yarn, like Rowan Felted Tweed makes a warm, cozy, more structured layer.

This eight-page pattern includes:

  • Color photography by Laura Gehring
  • Special Techniques
    • Swatching for Gauge
    • ‘Clip & Turn’ Short-Row Shaping
    • Adding Body Length
  • Comprehensive sizing schematic
  • Instructions for seaming, blocking, and finishing your piece

See how we've used this pattern!

The Details

FINISHED SIZES
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.

YARN
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.
Shown in grey in Shibui Reed (246 yds/225m per skein), Color 2181, Bone and Color 2003, Ash, held together throughout. Model is wearing size S with 17½"/45cm bust ease.
Shown in brick red in Rowan Felted Tweed (191 yds/175m per skein), Color 196, held single throughout. Model is wearing size M with 22½"/57cm bust ease.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
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.

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

Errata & Clarifications

KNITTER'S NOTES
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.)