Borg Cube T by Roos Vlaskamp

Borg Cube T

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
875 - 1312 yards (800 - 1200 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL)
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A slightly cropped boxy t-shirt, with short sleeves and a crew neck. Knit with two skeins of sock weight yarn on 3.5mm needles it is a quick knit and comfy fit with easily adjusted body length. Experiment with colors or make a monochrome version, or change up the colors of the seams, plenty of possibilities to make this top uniquely yours.

Several strands of inspiration went into this top. One was a slightly cropped, boxy top that I wore for years before it fell apart. I wanted to recreate this top forever, but I needed a sufficiently bouncy and drape-y yarn to really capture the way the top fit. Insert The Fox and the Knight’s BFL! A lucky find, as I initially only ordered the yarn because I loved the name of this specific colorway, Seven of Nine, one of my favorite characters from the TV series Star Trek Voyager. She used to be a Borg drone, but is severed from the Collective by Captain Janeway and slowly recovers her humanity, with quite some hilarious misunderstandings along the way. However, as the top I wanted to recreate has stripes, I needed another color to go with it. After much consideration and help from The Fox and the Knight I settled on the colorway Resistance is Futile, which is coincidentally named after one of the Borgs favorite phrases. And after using two Borg related colors, I couldn’t really get out of naming this boxy top the Borg Cube obviously, even though this meant breaking with my naming tradition of archaeological topics. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the knit and I’m looking forward to seeing all the variations!

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Size and finished measurements
XS (S, M, L, XL) for bust measurements 73 (83, 93, 103, 113) cms. Garment has about 10-15cms of positive ease. Length of the top is easily adjusted.

Skills required
Basic knitting skills and decreases, and how to make a knit hem (link to tutorial included)

3.50mm needle, 10x10cm: 22 sts x 30 r.

Approximately 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins of MC yarn and 1 skein of CC yarn. For size L using only one skein is possible, if you knit the swatch all in CC.
Yarns used: The Fox and the Knight’s BFL in MC “Seven of Nine” and CC “Resistance is Futile”. Go check The Fox and the Knight’s etsy shop for kits in multiple colors! (Available online from saturday 27th of October). Also receive a 50% discount code for this pattern with purchase of the yarn kits.

3.00mm and 3.5mm needle, either straight or circular with sufficient length to carry about 60cms of stitches.
Tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holders.