V-Back Tee DK by Jamie Hoffman

V-Back Tee DK

Knitting
June 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
553 - 1396 yards (506 - 1277 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
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In honor of Pride Month 20% of profits for this pattern now through the end of June will be donated to The Trevor Project.

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INTRO

The V-back Tee (fingering weight version) was my first design and remains my most popular pattern to date. Since its release, knitters have been asking for a version with a heavier yarn weight. At long last, here it is!

This seamless reversible tee is worked top down and in the round. Knit on larger needles, the fabric is airy and knits up quickly. It features a slight A-line shape and a V neckline that looks equally flattering when worn in front or back. The V shaping is created by symmetrical increases worked along the spine, and German short rows are worked to level out the front with the lower back. The tee is designed to be worked with as few as one or as many as five colors and includes formatted instructions for each color format. The pattern also includes a formula for altering the overall tee length while keeping the color band depths the same.

It is a playful design, and I hope you enjoy knitting it as much as I did!

SIZING

All of my patterns are #sizeinclusive.

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9, 10}

To fit chest circumference of 28 (32, 36, 40, 44)
{48, 52, 56, 60, 64} in / 70 (80, 90, 100, 110)
{120, 130, 140, 150, 160} cm

Finished bust circumference: 29 (33, 37, 41, 45)
{49, 53, 57, 61, 65} in / 72.5 (82.5, 92.5, 102.5, 112.5)
{122.5, 132.5, 142.5, 152.5, 162.5} cm

Intended to fit with 1-3 in / 2.5-7.5 cm of positive ease. Photos show size 3 on a 36 in / 90 cm bust. The tee length is a tad on the shorter side, but it can be adjusted while maintaining equal depths of the color sections by using the Tee Length Mod formula. See Schematic at left for more sizing info.

BLOCKED GAUGE

Stockinette: 17 sts and 26 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm
Because short rows are worked to level out the back with the
front, row gauge is just an important as stitch gauge.

Ribbing: 18 sts and 36 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm

NEEDLES

Ribbing: US 6 / 4.0 mm circular needles, 24 in / 60 cm long for the neckband and at least 32 in / 80 cm long for the hem (and cuffs if using magic loop); DPNs or small circumference circular needles for the cuffs if not using magic loop

Main: US 8 / 5.0 mm circular needles, 24 in / 60 cm long for upper yoke and at least 32 in / 80 cm long for the body (and sleeves if using magic loop); DPNs or small circumference circular needles for the sleeves if not using magic loop

NOTIONS

4 markers, including one unique BOR
1 removable marker
Scrap yarn for holding sleeve stitches and measuring back length

YARN & YARDAGE

Cosy Posy Yarn Co. Squish DK (100% Merino, 4 ply DK)

Yardage includes a 10% buffer.

If using the Tee Length Mod formula, please note that you will need to adjust your yardage accordingly.

Every 1 inch / 2.5 cm added to the body uses 33 (37, 42, 46, 51) (55, 60, 64, 68, 73) yds / 31 (34, 39, 43, 47) (51, 55, 59, 63, 67) m

1-COLOR FORMAT (TOTAL YARDAGE):

553 (638, 728, 817, 908) (1002, 1086, 1196, 1296, 1396) yd / 506 (584, 666, 748, 831) (917, 994, 1094, 1186, 1277) m

2-COLOR FORMAT:

Color A 315 (364, 413, 464, 515) (568, 615, 678, 734, 791) yards / 289 (333, 378, 425, 471) (520, 563, 620, 672, 724) m
Color B 227 (262, 297, 334, 371) (409, 443, 488, 529, 570) yards / 208 (240, 272, 306, 340) (374, 406, 447, 484, 522) m

3-COLOR FORMAT:

Color A 176 (204, 231, 260, 288) (318, 345, 380, 411, 443) yards / 161 (187, 212, 238, 264) (291, 316, 348, 376, 406) m
Color B 235 (272, 308, 346, 384) (424, 460, 506, 548, 591) yards / 215 (249, 282, 317, 352) (388, 421, 463, 502, 541) m
Color C 126 (146, 165, 186, 206) (227, 246, 271, 294, 317) yards / 116 (134, 151, 171, 189) (208, 225, 248, 269, 290) m

4-COLOR FORMAT:

Color A 99 (115, 130, 146, 162) (179, 194, 214, 231, 249) yards / 73 (106, 119, 107, 118) (131, 142, 156, 169, 182) m
Color B 192 (222, 252, 283, 314) (347, 376, 414, 449, 483) yards / 176 (203, 231, 259, 288) (318, 344, 379, 411, 442) m
Color C 136 (157, 179, 201, 223) (246, 266, 293, 317, 342) yards / 125 (144, 164, 184, 204) (225, 244, 268, 290, 313) m
Color D 108 (124, 141, 159, 176) (194, 210, 232, 251, 270) yards / 99 (114, 129, 146, 161) (178, 193, 213, 230, 247) m

5-COLOR FORMAT:

Color A (Barnwood): 79 (91, 104, 117, 130) (143, 155, 171, 185, 199) yd / 73 (84, 96, 107, 119) (131, 142, 157, 170, 182) m
Color B (Honeycomb): 141 (163, 185, 208, 231) (255, 277, 305, 330, 356) yd / 129 (150, 170, 191, 212) (234, 254, 279, 302, 326) m
Color C (Jewel): 152 (175, 200, 224, 249) (275, 298, 328, 356, 383) yd / 139 (161, 183, 205, 228) (252, 273, 300, 326, 351) m
Color D (Rose Quartz): 102 (118, 135, 151, 168) (186, 201, 221, 240, 259) yd / 94 (108, 124, 139, 154) (171, 184, 203, 220, 237) m
Color E (Prairie Girl): 79 (91, 104, 117, 130) (143, 155, 171, 185, 199) yd / 73 (84, 96, 107, 119) (131, 142, 157, 170, 182) m