Deren Tee by Jacqueline Cieslak

Deren Tee

Knitting
March 2021
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
480 - 2120 yards (439 - 1939 m)
12 sizes by finished full bust circumference of 32-67.75"/80-169cm
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DESCRIPTION

DEREN is designed to be a pattern to return to — both because there are so many ways to knit it, and because the detailed instructions teach skills that can be applied to other knitting patterns. Deeply wearable and fully adaptable, this top-down set-in sleeve tee features a classic silhouette with seamless construction. The pattern includes 12 sizes, optional horizontal bust darts in 6 sizes, 4 original video tutorials, and 3 custom-fit formulas for adapting the tee to your body.

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SIZING

All of my garment patterns are #sizeinclusive up to at least a 60” full bust circumference.

DEREN is designed to be fitted in the shoulders and upper chest, with a small range of positive ease at the bust/chest and waist/hips. The pattern includes detailed instructions for selecting your size and a full schematic with 16 measurements.

In the pattern photos, Jacqui is wearing a size 9 with 4”/10cm of positive ease at the bust and no ease at the bicep.

FINISHED BUST/CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE:
In inches: (32, 35.25, 38.25, 41.75) [45, 48.25, 51.25, 54.75] {58, 61.25, 64.25, 67.75}
In centimeters: (80, 88.5, 96, 104) [112.5, 121, 128.5, 136.5] {145, 153.5, 161, 169}

To see how the sweater looks across the size range, check out the test knitting round up here!
 
 
GAUGE, NEEDLES, NOTIONS

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows over 4”/10cm in stockinette after blocking

Recommended needles:

  • Main needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 32”/80cm OR 40”/100cm circular; DPNs for sleeves if not using magic loop
  • Smaller needles for ribbing only: US 4 (3.5mm) 32”/80cm OR 40”/100cm circular; DPNs for cuffs if not using magic loop

Notions: stitch markers, locking stitch markers, darning needle, stitch holders or scrap yarn
 
 
YARN

This pattern is designed at a sport-weight gauge, which can be achieved with a number of different combinations of yarn. You can use a single strand of sport-weight or you can hold two strands of lighter-weight yarn together throughout.

If you hold a yarn double throughout, you will need to double the yardage shown below. Similarly, if you hold two different yarns together, you will need the full yardage in each yarn. If you choose a sport-weight yarn held single, you will need exactly the yardage shown below.

Please note that working significant adjustments to your sweater will affect the yardage.

CROPPED:
Yards: (480, 560, 640, 720) [840, 960, 1080, 1200] {1360, 1520, 1680, 1840}
Meters: (440, 520, 600, 660) [780, 880, 1000, 1100] {1240, 1400, 1540, 1680}

FULL LENGTH:
Yards: (760, 840, 920, 1000) [1120, 1240, 1360, 1520] {1640, 1800, 1960, 2120}
Meters: (700, 780, 840, 920) [1020, 1140, 1240, 1360] {1500, 1640, 1800, 1940}

Other suitable yarns:

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Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport
Briggs & Little Sport
Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport

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Harrisville Designs FlyWHEEL
Sincere Sheep Cormo Sport
Retrosaria Vovó

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The Farmers Daughter Fibers Recollect
Little Skein in the Big Wool Harvest

SHARING

☀️ See pictures of other Deren sweaters and share pictures of your own progress on Instagram with the hashtag #DerenSweater. Be sure to tag @jacquelinecieslak too! ☀️

Thank you to Kristina McGrath for her work as tech editor on this pattern, to La Bien Aimée for yarn support, and to Pom Pom Press for publishing the collection!