Who wouldn’t like to have a simple sweater in their wardrobe – something basic that could be knit on circular needles without a lot of fuss?
I have been imagining such a sweater with raglan shaping. It would have a face framing ballet neckline. The increasing would be a classic with yarn overs forming an openwork pattern along the raglan seam. The sleeves would be short and the body would be a tube with little or no shaping. Length would be high hip or mid hip, long enough to wear with jeans and a good length to wear under a jacket.
Lightweight yarn seemed like a good idea, so I chose a DK weight yarn and gauge. The knit fabric would be soft and comfortable to wear. Investing time in such a garment would mean, for me, that the resulting sweater would be hand washable.
For me, there would be two considerations for choosing a color. First, I’d go with a neutral, probably gray since I wear a lot of black. Or I might consider a favorite shade of red or red violet, kind of magenta, one of the punchy colors that I like to wear.
A basic sweater t-shirt – that’s what this pattern is all about. I’m calling it the Throwback Tee and I hope that you will join me in knitting your very own t-shirt sweater.
Size: Finished chest measurements: 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46 inches. The garment is meant to have 0-2 inches of ease.
Yarn: 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins — HiKoo Sueno, 80% Merino Superwash, 20% viscose from bamboo, 100 gram/255 yards.
Needles: US #6 (4.0 mm) or US #7 (4.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge – 16” and 24” circular; one set of double point needles in same size. Optional: Double point needles in same size to complete the sleeves in smaller sizes.
Notions: 5 split ring markers; 8 ring markers (may be yarn markers); ruler and tape measure; bent tip yarn needle; crochet cotton or a lightweight yarn for lifelines. Optional: Eucalan wool wash.
The Throwback Tee pattern is available as a PDF DOWNLOAD. You will receive two emails after you place your order. One is from PayPal and confirms your purchase. A second email, from Graywood Designs, has the link to the pattern download.