Orime by Veronik Avery


August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1050 - 1955 yards (960 - 1788 m)
37 (41, 45½, 49, 53, 57)” [94 (104, 115.5, 124.5, 134.5, 145) cm] circumference at chest
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Orime is a demure top designed and crafted with an eye for impeccable detail and finishing. Knit stitches arranged diagonally on a background of reverse stockinette create lines that mimic creases on pleated paper; the folded over collar and neckline facing adds a stabilizing, professional touch. Featuring textures and techniques befitting of its name, which means “fold” in Japanese, this piece encapsulates precision while remaining true to the quiet, intuitive, and tactile joy of creating by hand.


This garment is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up, then sewn together. There is no seam on the shoulder: the front wraps over to the back, where it is seamed to exaggerated sloped “shoulder” edges that are not unlike raglan armholes. The side seams are left open for a few inches below the underarm for ease. Armhole edging is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly.


  • 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino wool; 210 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Hammock


  • 1050 (1220, 1400, 1560, 1770, 1955) total yards of fingering weight wool yarn


  • 27 stitches & 40 rows = 4″ in chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size B (for Ribbing and Armhole Edging)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* and set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)**, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.

**32″ circular needle may be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round, however you will still need two DPNs for the collar finishing.

Finished Dimensions

  • 37 (41, 45½, 49, 53, 57)” [94 (104, 115.5, 124.5, 134.5, 145) cm] circumference at chest
  • Sample shown in size 41″ [104 cm] with 8½” [21.5 cm] ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • 1×1 Tubular Cast On
  • Backward Loop Cast On
  • Kitchener Stitch

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.