As If Tee by Shay Johnson

As If Tee

June 2018
Machete Shop Kid Mohair
both are used in this pattern
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
560 - 650 yards (512 - 594 m)
1-4 (34-42 inch bust)
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Have you been itching to use mohair, but want an easy project to introduce you to the fiber? The As If Tee is a quick knit with an easy fit! The As If Tee uses both Aran weight and mohair yarn to create a breezy top that can be easily customized to your desired length and preferences.

This pattern is for the advanced beginner, and employs the following skills:

  • Casting on/off
  • Stocking/stockinette stitch
  • Picking up stitches
  • 2x2 Rib stitch
  • Mattress stitch (invisible seam stitch)

This pattern is very special to me, as it is my first published knitting pattern! As a self-taught knitter, and longtime crocheter, I love to create modern, fun, and easy-to-follow designs. This design stems from my nostalgia for the 90s and my love of Clueless. If you’ve ever seen the movie or TV series, Cher wears a tank top over a tee during gym class, which is indicative of fashion during that time. I wanted to recreate that look in a single piece that was knit flat, then sewn together. Thus, the “As If Tee” was born. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Be sure to check out my lovely testers’ project pages for additional notes and ideas, and don’t forget to share your progress on Instagram by using the tags #asiftee and #createandslay. Tag @knitandcroshay to make sure I don’t miss it!

A note about color choice: If you want to go for an illusion neckline, I would recommend choosing the same or similarly colored Aran and mohair yarns. If you want to go for a bold, color-blocked look, feel free to choose contrasting colors!