Scrappy V by Jamie Hoffman

Scrappy V

June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
653 - 2076 yards (597 - 1898 m)
XXS (XS, S, M, L) (XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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Make great use of those leftover yarn scraps! Any fingering yarn scraps will do. Some yarns that have been used to knit this pattern (including more affordable brands) are listed in the Suggested Yarn category above.

Somewhat of a cousin to the V-back Tee, Scrappy V was designed to be a happy marriage of yarn scraps and a V-shaped neckline. It features a wide V-shaped neckband with a yoke comprised of stripy, scrappy short rows to approximately level out the shoulders while also adding a bit of length to the back of the garment. The tee is light and flowy with roomy shoulders and short sleeves. For the body, scraps of yarn can be added at the knitter’s whim for a colorful or neutral outcome. The colors could also be alternated to create a more balanced effect. With this pattern, knitter becomes artist as each scrap is added as with the stroke of a brush. What will your painting look like?


All of my patterns are #sizeinclusive.

XXS (XS, S, M, L) (XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished bust circumference:

33¾ (36¼, 39¾, 43½, 47½) (51½, 55¼, 59½, 64¾, 68½) inches /
86 (92, 101, 110½, 120½) (131, 140, 151, 164½, 174) cm

Intended to fit loosely & oversized with a positive ease of 4-8 in. / 10-20 cm. Size down for a snugger fit.

For more sizing info, view the Sizing Schematic for this design at left.

In the sample photos I am wearing a size Small. I have a 36” bust circumference, so the samples fit me with about 4” of positive ease. The first sample is knit to the length in the pattern, and the second one is cropped at approximately 1.5” shorter. In the third sample my almost 10-year-old daughter is wearing the XXS size. She has a chest circumference of 27.25”, so hers fits with about 6” of positive ease. I also knit hers approx. 0.75” shorter.


24 sts and 32 rows in 4 inches / 10 cm of stockinette with size US 5/3¾ mm needles, blocked


3 markers (including one unique BOR), darning needle, and scrap yarn for sleeves


24” US 3/3.25 mm circulars for ribbing (and DPN’s for sleeve ribbing if not using magic loop)

32” or greater US 3/3.25 mm may be desired for hem and sleeve ribbing if using magic loop

24” US 5/3.75 mm circulars or size needed to obtain gauge (and DPN’s for sleeves if not using magic loop)

32” or greater US 5/3.75 mm may be desired for body and sleeves


653 (752, 888, 1035, 1142) (1316, 1479, 1625, 1868, 2076) yards
597 (688, 812, 946, 1044) (1203, 1352, 1486, 1708, 1898) meters