pythagoras' tee by alfa knits

pythagoras' tee

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 34.5 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1367 - 2570 yards (1250 - 2350 m)
XS to XXL (see notes)
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Pythagoras’ tee is a cute, slightly oversized tee or pullover with a nearly invisible sleeve inset.
It is worked top down and seamlessly in one piece. The colorwork pattern is easy, it consists of light and dark stitches that form a mix of triangles (pythagoras !). Special, cleverly placed increases are worked following the colorwork pattern and that makes them nearly invisible.

Little striped pockets, a large hem with a checked pattern and a striped, turned hem finish the body. The checked pattern gives the body a natural flare and a gentle A-line (no extra increases are worked). Two options for the sleeves are included: short sleeves or 3/4 sleeves at the same length as the body.

Tips on colorwork and stranded knitting are included.

The pattern is divided in two pdfs: one for size XS to L and one for size XL to XXL. Make sure you use the right one.

Tech edited by Sue-Cat

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 34½, 37, 41, 45, 50, 54 “ (88, 94, 105, 114, 127, 138 cm)

Intended to be worn with some positive ease (6 to 15 cm / 2½ to 6 “) at the high bust (under the armpits).
The sample is size M worn with 16 cm / 6¼” of positive ease at the high bust.

What you’ll need
fingering weight
short sleeved tee
Total yardage: ± 1250, 1380, 1500, 1600, 1800, 1950 m (1370, 1500, 1650, 1750, 2000, 2150 yards)
half of each color (D and L)
If you add 3/4 sleeves, you will need about 200 m / 220 yards more per color.

3 mm (US 2½) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
two 3 mm (US 2½) double pointed needles or straight needles
2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needle
crochet hook
6 markers
tapestry needle

29 sts and 34.5 rows in stranded stitch pattern = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)