Do you remember these ?
Pythagoras’ mitts, beret, hats and pullover. I can’t stop playing with these triangular shapes… They have something fascinating.
So now there is a new item in the collection: Pythagoras’ tee with triangles in stranded colorwork. I had this in my mind since I made the berets and the hats…
It is so fun and interesting to try out different increases to make them as unnoticeable as possible…
I am quite enjoying stranded colorwork now, since I learned to knit with one color in each hand – and I am getting better and better in it. 😀
Gosh, I see a mistake in the photo above that I never noticed before 😉
Pythagoras’ tee is a cute, slightly oversized tee or pullover with a nearly invisible sleeve inset.
It is worked top down and seamlessly in one piece. The colorwork pattern is easy, it consists of light and dark stitches that form a mix of triangles (pythagoras !). Tips on colorwork and stranded knitting are included.
Special, cleverly placed increases are worked following the colorwork pattern and that makes them nearly invisible.
Little striped pockets, a large hem with a checked pattern and a striped, turned hem finish the body.
The checked pattern gives the body a natural flare and a gentle A-line (no extra increases are worked).
A photo of the WIP (work in progress). It looks cute with short sleeves, doesn’t it ?
Not sure what I will do wih the sleeves. Short is cute, but I think I will get more wear of it has longer sleeves…
Both options are included: short sleeves or 3/4 sleeves at the same length as the body.
In the meantime, I am getting quite used to the different sleeves, haha.
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 34½, 37, 41, 45, 50, 54 “ (88, 94, 105, 114, 127, 138 cm)
Intended to be worn with some positive ease (6 to 15 cm / 2½ to 6 “) at the high bust (under the armpits).
The sample is size M worn with 16 cm / 6¼” of positive ease at the high bust.
What you’ll need
Total yardage for the short sleeved tee: ± 1250, 1380, 1500, 1600, 1800, 1950 m (1370, 1500, 1650, 1750, 2000, 2150 yards)
Half of each color (D and L)
If you add 3/4 sleeves, you will need about 200 m / 220 yards more per color.
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
two 3 mm (US 2½) double pointed needles or straight needles
2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needle
29 sts and 34.5 rows in stranded stitch pattern = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)
The pattern has been tech edited by Sue-Cat on Ravelry.
Check it out here
All pythagoras’ patterns are bundeled in one e-book: Pythagoras
I think Pythagoras needs a pair of new socks too…