Verso by Alice Caetano

Verso

Knitting
March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
897 - 1575 yards (820 - 1440 m)
XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
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Verso uses the simple white t-shirt as a canvas and explores construction by pleating, for a new twist on the spring and summer staple. The pleats add ease to the tee, giving it an oversized fit through the body while keeping the shoulders fitted.

The tee is knit seamlessly from the top down. The pleats are assembled with basic crochet techniques (illustrated, step-by-step tutorial included). The elbow-length sleeves are picked up from around the armhole and the sleeve caps are shaped using short rows.


Sizes
XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)

Finished measurements
96 (104, 112, 120) (128, 136, 144, 152) cm /
37¾ (41, 44, 47¼) (50½, 53½, 56¾, 59¾)″ circumference at bust

15 - 20 cm / 6 - 8″ suggested ease
Shown in size S with 17.5 cm / 7″ ease

Gauge (after blocking)
20 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm / 4″ in stockinette stitch

Skills needed
(German) short rows, picking up stitches, basic crochet knowledge.
An illustrated, step-by-step tutorial on the assembly of the shoulder pleats using basic crochet stitches is included in the pattern.


Materials
Yarn
Approximately 820 (900, 995, 1075) (1165, 1255, 1340, 1440) metres /
895 (985, 1090, 1175) (1275, 1370, 1465, 1575) yards
of DK/11 ply weight yarn
or
7 (8, 8, 9) (10, 11, 11, 12) skeins in Ancient Stone
of The Fibre Co. Luma (50% wool, 25% cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk; 125 m / 50 g)

Needles
3.75 mm 100 cm / US 5 40″ or longer circular needle for body
3.75 mm 40 cm / US 5 16″ circular needle for sleeves
Optional: 3.75 mm / US 5 double pointed needles (dpns) for sleeves
3.25 mm 50 cm / US 3 20″ circular needle for neckband
or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Tools
Removable stitch markers, scrap yarn, crochet hook (same size as larger needle), tapestry needle