Buffalo Rose Tee by KC Knitting Co

Buffalo Rose Tee

Knitting
April 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
688 - 1335 yards (629 - 1221 m)
Garment bust measurement: 33, 38.5, 44, (44, 49.5, 55), ((55, 60.5, 66))”/ 82.5, 96, 110, (110, 124, 137.5), ((137.5, 151.5, 165)) cm
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​​A gem of hardy, yet delicate beauty amidst a vast rugged landscape, the city of Portland, Oregon embodies paradox, the interplay between old and new, and the humanness that exists between contrasts. Known as the City of Roses because of how beautifully the non-native rosebush first bloomed in the Willamette Valley in the 19th century, Portland also holds strongly to its forestry and pioneer roots. The iconic Paul Bunyan in his buffalo plaid often appears in local imagery, including a regal, 31-foot statue at the helm of the historic Kenton neighborhood.

The Buffalo Rose colorwork motif features classic buffalo plaid with an overlay of roses in full bloom, a dance between hard and soft lines, structure and flow. Buffalo Rose Tee is the first in a series featuring this striking motif, an homage to the character and history of Portland; the simple, relaxed raglan fit is a casual welcoming of spring… just in time to watch the roses bloom.

SIZING
1, 2, 3, (4, 5, 6), ((7, 8, 9))

Garment bust measurement:
33, 38.5, 44, (44, 49.5, 55), ((55, 60.5, 66))”/ 82.5, 96, 110, (110, 124, 137.5), ((137.5, 151.5, 165)) cm

Suggested fit is 2-5” positive ease at bust. Sample is size 3 modeled on 36.5” upper torso with 5” positive ease.

See below for corresponding body measurements for each size. It is recommended that you choose the size that corresponds with your upper torso body measurement, which is the circumference of your body just under the armpits. If your body measurement falls between sizes, choose the size closest to your measurement (e.g. if your upper torso measures 45”/112.5cm, you will choose size 6).

For more explanation and a visual reference of where to measure, see Jen Parroccini’s very helpful article here: https://www.jpknitsthings.com/post/upper-chest-what-why-and-how.

Upper torso body measurement:
31.75, 34.75, 37.25, (39.75, 43, 46.25), ((49.5, 52, 54.5))”/ 79.5, 87, 93, (99.5, 107.5, 115.5), ((124, 130, 136.5)) cm

Full bust body measurement:
33, 37, 40, (43, 47, 51), ((55, 58, 61))”/ 82.5, 92.5, 100, (107.5, 117.5, 127.5), ((137.5, 145, 152.5)) cm

For more detailed garment measurements, see schematic in photos.

MATERIALS

Yarn: Woolen-spun sport weight yarn, wool or wool blends recommended

Forest Lane Fiber Co. Rambouillet Sport, 100% US Rambouillet Wool, 355yds/100g
MC: Pewter
CC1: Driftwood
CC2: Briar Rose

Yardage:
MC: 468, 542, 582, (590, 690, 725), ((766, 840, 913)) yds/ 428, 495, 532, (540, 631, 663), ((701, 768, 835)) m
or 2, 2, 2, (2, 2, 3), ((3, 3, 3)) skeins Rambouillet Sport

CC1: 142, 164, 185, (185, 207, 229), ((229, 251, 272)) yds/ 130, 150, 170, (170, 190, 210), ((210, 230, 249)) m
or 1 skein Rambouillet Sport

CC2: 78, 90, 102, (102, 114, 126), ((126, 138, 150)) yds/ 72, 83, 94, (94, 105, 116), ((116, 127, 138)) m
or 1 skein Rambouillet Sport

These numbers are estimates based on the pattern measurements as written. Your actual yardage may vary based on the weight of yarn used and/or any modifications you choose to make.

Needle size:
US 5/3.75mm, or size needed to obtain gauge, 24-47”/60-120cm for body, 20”/50cm for collar and two sets of DPNs or 16”/40cm circulars for armholes and sleeves
US 4/3.5mm, or one size smaller than main needle, 24-47”/60-120cm for hem ribbing, 20”/50cm for neckband, and DPNs or 9-12”/22-30cm for sleeve cuffs

NOTE: Depending on your gauge, your needle size may vary to obtain gauge. Many knitters size up for stranded colorwork.

Tools: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Gauge:
21 sts x 34 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm) in stockinette in the round, after washing and blocking
20 sts x 28 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10xm) in stranded colorwork in the round, after washing and blocking

NOTE: It is highly recommended that you swatch in both stockinette and stranded colorwork, as many knitters’ gauge may vary between the two.

SKILLS
Stranded colorwork with 2 & 3 colors, German short rows, increases and decreases