Who doesn’t love a casual, shape flattering t-shirt that is worn over jeans?
…that is what inspired me to design this casual shirt-tailed t-shirt. The shirt is knit from the top down, which allows you to try on the garment as you are working it to ensure the best possible fit.
The t-shirt has a simple shape, that features a V-neck, waist shaping and rounded “shirt tails” at the bottom for a really flattering look. It looks great in multi-colored yarn.
This pattern provides two sets of directions for creating the shirt-tails, by working short rows or by working simple decreases and then picking stitches back up for the ribbing at the bottom.
You can be creative with working more short rows to created a longer look or with working less short rows to create a shorter look. Don’t be afraid to work the short-row version. Great tutorials can be found through an online search.
Size: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Chest Measurement: 34 (36, 39, 43, 45, 48) inches (finished garment)
Cascade Sierra Quatro (80% Cotton, 20% Wool) (191 yards/skein) – 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins;
1 set of US # 7 (4.5 mm) –32” circular needle or needle size to obtain gauge
1 set of US # 7 (4.5 mm) - 16” circular needle or DPN or needle size to obtain gauge
1 set of US # 6 (4 mm) - 32” circular needle
1 set of US # 6 (4 mm) 16” circular needle or DPN
Optional: Size US 2(3.25 mm) – 32” circular needle for picking up sts around neckline
Scrap Yarn for holding stitches
Gauge: 18 sts – 4” in stockinette on larger sized needles