Sideways Tee Using Shibui Reed
Sideways Tee Using Shibui Reed
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Free Adaptation
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.