Riviera Tee

A top-down raglan tee is perfect for the rare sunny winter day. Layer it with your favorite jacket for added warm without the bulk of sweater sleeves. The mock cable patterns are fun to knit and give make for a simple and stunning result. Enjoy this tee from winter well into spring.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Finished bust size 33.25 (37. 25, 41.25, 45.25, 49.25, 53.25, 57.25)” / [84.5 (94.5, 105, 115, 125, 135.5, 145.5) cm]

Shown in size 37.25″ / [94.5 cm]

Gauge: 20 sts and 25 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in St st with larger needle.

Materials

Yarn: The Fibre Co. Luma (50% Merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk; 137 yards [125 meters]/50 grams): Aizome, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) hanks

Needles: US size 4 (3.25 mm): 16″ circular; US size 5 (3.75 mm): 32″ circular and DPNs.

Notions: Stitch markers; stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle.

Abbreviations

est: establish(ed)

LLI (Left Lifted Increase): use left needle to pick up the st 2 sts below the last st on the right needle, then knit into it.

LLPI (Left Lifted Purl Increase): use left needle to pick up the st 2 sts below the last st on the right needle, then purl into it (1 st increased).

m: marker(s)

m1 or m1L (make 1 left slanting): insert left needle under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st from the front to the back, knit through the back loop.

m1R (make 1 right slanting): insert left needle under horizontal strand between st just worked and next st from the back to the front, knit through the front loop.

p1-f/b: purl 1 st into the front and back of the next st.

patt(s): pattern(s)

RLI (Right Lifted Increase): use right needle to pick up the st below the next st on the left needle, then knit into it.

RLPI (Right Lifted Purl Increase): use right needle to pick up the st below the next st on the left needle, then purl into it (1 st increased).

ssk (slip, slip, knit): sl 2 sts (1 at a time) knitwise to the right needle, return sts to the left needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops.

ssp (slip, slip, purl): sl 2 sts (1 at a time) knitwise to the right needle, return sts to the left needle in turned position and purl them together through the back loops.

Special Stitches

K2, P2 Ribbing

Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * across.

Rep Row 1 for patt.

Mock Cable Panel (panel of 11 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P2, k4, k2tog, k1, M1, p2.

Row 2 and all WS rows: K2, p7, k2.

Row 3: P2, k3, k2tog, k1, M1, k1, p2.

Row 5: P2, k2, k2tog, k1, M1, k2, p2.

Row 7: P2, k1, k2tog, k1, M1, k3, p2.

Row 9: P2, k2tog, k1, M1, k4, p2.

Row 10: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–10 for patt.

Cable Cast-on Method

Hold work so yarn is attached to sts on left needle, k1, slip new st onto left needle, *insert right needle between first 2 sts on left needle, k1 from this position, leave the first st on left needle and slip new st onto left needle; rep from * for indicated number of sts.

Stockinette Stitch (worked in Rows)

Knit on RS, purl on WS.

Stockinette Stitch (worked in Rnds)

Knit all sts, every rnd.

Backward Loop Cast-on Method

*Wrap yarn around left thumb from front to back and secure in palm with other fingers, insert right needle upwards through strand on thumb, slip loop from thumb onto needle, pulling yarn to tighten; rep from * for desired number of sts.

Pattern Notes

This pullover is worked from the top down. The back and sleeves worked in rows and shaped as a raglan for about 3.25″ / [8.5 cm], then stitches are cast-on for the front neckline, and joined to work in the round. The raglan yoke is completed, then the body and sleeves are divided and worked separately. A mock cable panel is worked down the center of the back and front. The rest of the body is worked in Stockinette stitch, and the sleeves are worked in K2, P2 Ribbing. Stitches for the neckband are picked up and worked in ribbing once the sweater is completed.

Pattern

Yoke

With larger circular needle, CO 39 sts. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.

Note: On the next row, use different colored markers for the raglan and cable panel markers to easily tell them apart.

Set-up Row (WS): P3, k2, p2 for Sleeve, pm for raglan, p8, pm for Mock Cable Panel, k2, (p1, p1-f/b) twice, p1, k2, pm for Mock Cable Panel, p8 for Back, pm for raglan, p2, k2, p3 for Sleeve. (41 sts; 7 sts each Sleeve and 27 sts for Back)

Cont working sts between Cable Panel markers in Mock Cable Panel, Sleeve sts are worked in K2, P2 Ribbing as est, and all other body sts are worked in St st, while working as follows:

Shape Raglan

Inc Back and Sleeves Row 1 (RS): K2, LLI, k1, p2, k1, RLI, k1, sm, k1, LLI, knit to next m, sm, work Mock Cable Panel to next m, sm, knit to 1 st before next m, RLI, k1, sm, k1, LLI, k1, p2, k1, RLI, k2. (47 sts; 9 sts each Sleeve and 29 sts for Back)

Row 2 (WS): P4, k2, p3 sm, purl to next m, sm, work Mock Cable Panel to next m, sm, purl to next m, sm, p3, k2, p4.

Inc Back and Sleeves Row 3: K2, LLPI, k2, p2, k2, RLPI, k1, sm, k1, LLI, knit to next m, sm, work Mock Cable Panel to next m, sm, knit to 1 st before next m, RLI, k1, sm, k1, LLPI, k2, p2, k2, RLPI, k2. (53 sts; 11 sts each Sleeve and 31 sts for Back)

Row 4: P2, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p1, sm, purl to next m, sm, work Mock Cable Panel to next m, sm, purl to next m, sm, p1, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p2.

Inc Back and Sleeves Row 5 (RS): K2, LLI or LLPI to maintain K2, P2 Ribbing, work in ribbing as est to 1 st before next m, RLI or RLPI to maintain K2, P2 Ribbing, k1, sm, k1, LLI, work as est to 1 st before next raglan m, RLI, k1, sm, k1, LLI or LLPI to maintain K2, P2 Ribbing, work in ribbing as est to 1 st before next m, RLI or RLPI to maintain K2, P2 Ribbing, k1, sm, k1. (6 sts inc’d; 59 sts; 13 sts each Sleeve and 33 sts for Back)

Next Row (WS): Work even as est.

Rep the last 2 rows 6 more times, then work Inc Back and Sleeves Row 5 once more. (101 sts; 27 sts each Sleeve and 47 sts for Back)

Cast-on for Front Neck: With RS still facing, slip 1 st from right needle to left needle and pm for right front raglan, return slipped st to right needle. Turn work so WS is facing, use the Cable method to CO 45 sts for front neck, turn so RS is facing, k1, then pm for beg of rnd. (146 sts; 26 sts each sleeve and 47 each back and front)

Join to work in the rnd.

Est Front Mock Cable Panel: Work Sleeves and Back in patt as est to Right Front raglan m, sm, k18, pm for Mock Cable panel, work the same rnd of Mock Cable Panel as for Back, pm, k18 to end.

Inc Body and Sleeves Rnd: *K1, LLI or LLPI to maintain K2, P2 Ribbing, work in ribbing as est to 1 st before next m, RLI or RLPI to maintain K2, P2 Ribbing, k1, sm, k1, LLI, work as est to 1 st before next raglan m, RLI, k1, sm; rep from * once more. (8 sts inc’d; 154 sts; 28 sts each Sleeve and 49 sts each Back and Front)

Work 1 rnd even in patt as est.

Rep the last 2 rnds 2 (4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 0) more times. (170 (186, 178, 170, 162, 154, 154) sts; 32 (36, 34, 32, 30, 28, 28) sts each Sleeve and 53 (57, 55, 53, 51, 49, 49) sts each Back and Front)

Sizes 33.25 (-, -, -, -, -)” only

Inc Body and Sleeves Rnd: *K1, LLI or LLPI to maintain K2, P2 Ribbing, work in ribbing as est to 1 st before next m, RLI or RLPI to maintain K2, P2 Ribbing, k1, sm, k1, LLI, work as est to 1 st before next raglan m, RLI, k1, sm; rep from * once more. (8 sts inc’d; 178 sts; 34 sts each Sleeve and 55 sts each Back and Front)

Inc Sleeves Rnd: *K1, LLI or LLPI to maintain K2, P2 Ribbing, work in ribbing as est to 1 st before next m, RLI or RLPI to maintain K2, P2 Ribbing, k1, sm, work as est to next raglan m, sm; rep from * once more. (4 sts inc’d; 182 sts; 36 sts each Sleeve and 55 sts each Back and Front)

Rep the last 2 rnds twice more. (206 sts; 44 sts each Sleeve and 59 sts each Back and Front)

Sizes – (-, 41.25, 45.25, 49.25, 53.25, 57.25)” only

Inc Body and Sleeves Rnd: K1, LLI or LLPI to maintain k2, p2 ribbing, work in ribbing as est to 1 st before next m, RLI or RLPI to maintain k2, p2 ribbing, k1, sm, k1, LLI, work as est to 1 st before next raglan m, RLI, k1, sm; rep from * once more. (8 sts inc’d; – (-, 186, 178, 170, 162, 162) sts; – (-, 36, 34, 32, 30, 30) sts each Sleeve and – (-, 57, 55, 53, 51, 51) sts each Back and Front)

Inc Body Rnd: K1, work in ribbing as est to 1 st before next m, k1, sm, k1, LLI, work as est to 1 st before next raglan m, RLI, k1, sm; rep from * once more. (4 sts inc’d; – (-, 190, 182, 174, 166, 166) sts; – (-, 36, 34, 32, 30, 30) sts each Sleeve and – (-, 59, 57, 55, 53, 53) sts each Back and Front)

Rep the last 2 rnds – (-, 2, 5, 8, 11, 14) more times. (- (-, 214, 242, 270, 298, 334) sts; – (-, 40, 44, 48, 52, 58) sts each Sleeve and – (-, 67, 77, 87, 97, 109) sts each Back and Front)

All Sizes

Rep Inc Body and Sleeve Rnd on every rnd 8 (13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 7) times. (270 (290, 310, 330, 350, 370, 390) sts; 60 (62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72) sts each Sleeve and 75 (83, 91, 99, 107, 115, 123) sts each Back and Front)

Divide Body and Sleeves: Remove beg of rnd m, place the next 60 (62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72) sts onto st holder or waste yarn for sleeve, remove raglan m, use the backwards loop method to CO 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts, pm for beg of rnd, then CO another 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts, work as est across back to next raglan m, remove raglan m, place the next 60 (62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72) sts onto st holder or waste yarn for sleeve, remove raglan m, use the backwards loop method to CO 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts, pm for side, CO another 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts, work as est across front sts to new beg of rnd m. (166 (186, 206, 226, 246, 266, 286 sts)

Body

Shape Waist

Work 7 rnds even as est.

Dec Rnd: K1, k2tog, work as est to 3 sts before side m, ssk, k1, sm, k1, k2tog, work as est to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. (4 sts dec’d)

Rep the last 8 rnds 4 more times. (146 (166, 186, 206, 226, 246, 266) sts)

Work 9 rnds even as est.

Inc Rnd: K1, m1R, work as est to 1 st before side m, m1L, k1, sm, k1, m1R, work as est to last st, m1L, k1. (4 sts inc’d)

Rep the last 10 rnds 4 more times. (166 (186, 206, 226, 246, 266, 286 sts)

Cont working even until piece meas approx 14.25″ / [37 cm] from underarm, ending after Rnd 9 of Cable Panel.

Change to smaller circular needle.

In order for the K2, P2 Ribbing worked at the hem to line up with the purl sts in the Mock Cable Panel, inc or dec on the following rnd for your size as follows:

Sizes 33.25 (-, -, -, 49.25, -, -)” only

Inc Rnd: *K1, m1R, knit to cable panel m, remove m, work Rnd 10 of Mock Cable Panel to next cable m, remove m, knit to 1 st before next m, m1L, k1, sm; rep from * once more (170 (-, -, -, 250, -, -) sts)

Sizes – (37.25, -, -, -, 53.25, -)” only

Work 1 rnd even, removing cable panel markers as you come to them.

Size – (-, -, 45.25, -, -, -)” only

Inc Rnd: *K1, m1R, knit to 1 st before cable marker, m1L, k1, remove m, work Rnd 10 of Mock Cable Panel to next cable panel m, remove m, k1, m1R, knit to 1 st before next m, m1L, k1; rep from * once more – 234 sts.

Sizes – (-, 41.25, -, -, -, 57¼)” only

Dec Rnd: K1, k2tog, knit to cable panel m, remove m, work Rnd 10 of Mock Cable Panel to next cable panel m, remove m, knit to 3 sts before next m, ssk, k1, sm; rep from * once more – – (-, 202, -, -, -, 282) sts rem.

All Sizes

Next Rnd: *K1, p2, k1; rep from * around.

Cont working K2, P2 Ribbing as est for 7 more rnds.

BO all sts in patt.

Sleeves

Place 60 (62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72) held Sleeve sts onto DPNs.

With empty DPN, beg at center of underarm CO sts, pick up and k4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts, work across held sts in K2, P2 Ribbing as est, pick up and k4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts. (68 (72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92) sts)

Pm for beg of rnd, divide sts evenly over DPNs and join to work in the rnd.

Begin K2, P2 Ribbing so it aligns with the existing pattern from the held sts.

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 7 rnds.

BO all sts in patt.

Make second Sleeve the same as the first.

Finishing

Block piece to measurements.

Neckband

With smaller circular needle, beg at back left neck, pick up and knit 6 sts evenly along the left sleeve CO edge, 14 sts evenly along left front neckline, pm, pick up and knit 46 sts along front CO sts, pm, then pick up and knit 14 sts along right front neckline, 6 sts along the right sleeve and 26 sts from the back, pm for beg of rnd – 112 sts.

Set-up Rnd: (K2, p2) 4 times, k2, ssp, sm, k2, *p2, k2; rep from * to next m, sm, p2tog, (k2, p2) 11 times to end. (110 sts)

Dec Rnd: Work in K2, P2 Ribbing as est to 2 sts before m, ssk or ssp keeping in patt, sm, work in K2, P2 Ribbing as est to next m, sm, k2tog or p2tog keeping in patt, work in K2, P2 Ribbing to end. (2 sts dec’d; 108 sts)

Rep Dec Rnd 5 more times. (98 sts)

BO all sts in patt, working as for Dec Rnd 2.

Weave in ends. Block Neckband if desired.

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