Vivian Chevron Tee

Vivian uses a deceptively simple stripe pattern to create the illusion of randomness. Worked in the round from the bottom up, this tee looks to be straight out of a vintage pattern book. Have fun playing around with your favorite colorways to create a look that’s uniquely you.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 32.5 (35.75, 39, 42.25, 45.5, 48.75, 52) to fit bust 30.5 (33.75, 37, 40.25, 43.5, 46.75, 50)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 32.5”

Gauge: 1 repeat = 3.25” and 29 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Chevron pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine (100% Cotton; 136 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): #3837 (CC1, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins), #3797 (CC2, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins), #3718 (CC3, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins), #3757 (CC4, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins), #3811 (CC5, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins)

Needles: US size 3 (3.75 mm) 16” circular, US size 3 (3.75 mm) 32” circular

Notions Markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, six or seven 5/8” buttons, spare needle for 3-needle BO

Special Stitches

LLI (Left lifted increase)

Insert your right needle from back to front underneath stitch two stitches below the next stitch on the right needle, then place this stitch on the left needle. Knit this stitch and slip it off the needle.

RLI (Right lifted increase)

Use your right needle to pull the stitch one row below the first stitch on your right needle, then place the stitch on the left needle, taking care to ensure it doesn’t slip over the stitch next to it. Then knit the stitch and slip it off the needle.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up. The stripe pattern looks more complicated than it is, the stripes always go in order 1-5, and the thicknesses alternate 4 rows-2 rows-6 rows-2 rows.

Pattern

Body

With CC1, 240 (288, 288, 336, 336, 336, 384) sts purlwise, pm. Join in the rnd, being careful not to twist work.

Rnd 1 and all odd Rnds: Knit.

Rnd 2: Purl.

Begin Stripe pattern

Rnd 4 and all even Rnds: [K1, LLI, k9, ssk, k2tog, k9, RLI, k1] around.

Work through Row 70 of Stripe Pattern once, then Rows 1-37 (41, 45, 49, 53, 55, 59) once more.

Next Rnd: [Place 24 (24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 48) sts on holder for underarm, 96 (120, 120, 144, 144, 144, 144) sts on holder for Front, place 24 (24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 48) sts on holder for underarm, place 96 (120, 120, 144, 144, 144, 144) sts on holder for back.

Sleeves (make 2)

With CC5 (2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1), 96 (120, 120, 120, 120, 144, 168) sts purlwise, pm. Join in the round, being careful not to twist work.

Rnd 1 and all odd Rnds: Knit.

Rnd 2: Purl.

Begin Stripe Pattern with Row 17 (21, 23, 27, 31, 33, 37).

Rnd 4 and all even Rnds: [K1, LLI, k9, ssk, k2tog, k9, RLI, k1] around.

Continue in pattern through Row 37 (41, 45, 49, 53, 55, 59) of Stripe Pattern.

Next Rnd: Place 24 (24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 48) sts on holder for underarm. (72 (96, 96, 96, 96, 120, 120) sts)

Yoke

Place Front sts on needles, then Sleeve sts, then Back sts, then Sleeve sts. (336 (432, 432, 480, 480, 528, 528) sts, 14 (18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22) repeats)

Begin Stripe Pattern with Row 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 56, 60).

Decrease Section 1

Rnd 1: [Work Row 1 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rnd 2: [Work Row 2 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rep last 2 rnds 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4) times more.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 3 of Yoke Chart] around.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 4 of Yoke Chart] around. (308 (396, 396, 440, 440, 484, 484) sts)

Decrease Section 2

Rnd 1: [Work Row 5 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rnd 2: [Work Row 6 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rep last 2 rnds 3 times more.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 7 of Yoke Chart] around.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 8 of Yoke Chart] around. (280 (360, 360, 400, 400, 440, 440) sts)

Decrease Section 3

Rnd 1: [Work Row 9 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rnd 2: [Work Row 10 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rep last 2 rounds 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 3) times more.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 11 of Yoke Chart] around.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 12 of Yoke Chart] around. (252 (324, 324, 360, 360, 396, 396) sts)

Decrease Section 4

Rnd 1: [Work Row 13 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rnd 2: [Work Row 14 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rep last 2 rounds 3 (2, 3, 3, 3, 2, 3) times more.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 15 of Yoke Chart] around.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 16 of Yoke Chart] around. (224 (288, 288, 320, 320, 352, 352) sts)

Decrease Section 5

Rnd 1: [Work Row 17 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rnd 2: [Work Row 18 of Yoke Chart] around.

Repeat last 2 rounds 3 (2, 2, 3, 3, 2, 3) times more.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 19 of Yoke Chart] around.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 20 of Yoke Chart] around. (196 (252, 252, 280, 280, 308, 308) sts)

Sizes 35.75 (39, 42.25, 45.5, 48.75, 52) Only

Decrease Section 6

Rnd 1: [Work Row 21 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rnd 2: [Work Row 22 of Yoke Chart] around.

Repeat last 2 rounds 2 (2, 2, 3, 2, 3) times more.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 23 of Yoke Chart] around.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 24 of Yoke Chart] around. (216 (216, 240, 240, 264, 264) sts)

Sizes 48 (52)” Only

Decrease Section 7

Rnd 1: [Work Row 25 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rnd 2: [Work Row 26 of Yoke Chart] around.

Rep last 2 rnds 2 (3) times more.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 27 of Yoke Chart] around.

Next Rnd: [Work Row 28 of Yoke Chart] around. (220 (220) sts)

All Sizes

Garter Band

Next Rnd: With CC2 (4, 1, 3, 5, 2), knit around.

Next Rnd: Purl.

Next Rnd: Knit.

BO purlwise.

Finishing

Using 3-needle BO, attach underarms.

Block to schematic measurements.

Weave in ends.

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Comments
  • Laura A.

    this looks like fun! i have some pretty stash yarns… none really enough to do a sweater in solid colors… so can go look and see! thanks!

    Reply

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