VIBES tee by Tif Neilan

VIBES tee

Knitting
June 2023
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch in the round on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
596 - 1206 yards (545 - 1103 m)
10 Sizes: Finished Chest Circumference: 33 (36, 39.75, 43.75, 47.25) (50.5, 54.25, 58.25, 61.75, 65.5)” / 82.5 (90, 99.5, 109.5, 118) (126.5, 135.5, 145.5, 154.5, 164) cm
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Pattern Construction
VIBES is a circular-yoke tee, worked seamlessly from the top down, allowing you to try it on as you go and easily adjust the finished length to your preference. German short rows are incorporated below the collar, to raise the back of the neck slightly, for a comfortable fit.

VIBES is a lightweight tee with a short sleeve and slightly cropped body length. This pattern offers versatility in both length and color combinations. The body length can be easily adjusted by working additional repeats of the four-stripe pattern, to your ideal length. VIBES was designed to be worked with four colors (but can be adapted for fewer colors… using a single color for both narrow stripes, as an example).

A Stripe Sequence Chart is provided in the pattern.

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Suggested Needles & Notions
Needle sizes listed are suggestions. Use sizes necessary to achieve specified gauge.
• Needle A - US 6 / 4 mm, 16” & 32” / 40 & 80 cm (or longer) circular needles or size needed for Stockinette Stitch gauge; DPNs or preferred length for working Magic Loop method for small circumference.
(Body and Sleeves)
• Needle B - US 5 / 3.75 mm or one size smaller than Needle A, 32” / 80 cm (or longer) plus DPNs or preferred length for working Magic Loop method for small circumference. (Hem & Sleeve Cuffs)
• Needle C - US 4 / 3.5 mm, 16”/ 40 cm, or two sizes smaller than Needle A circular needle (Collar)
• Distinct BOR marker
• Waste yarn / stitch holders to hold stitches
• Darning needle
• Scissors
• Blocking mat and pins

Gauge Information
Stockinette Stitch: 22 sts / 32 rnds per 4”/ 10 cm worked on US 6 / 4 mm needle in the rnd, measured post-blocking

Swatch and block your swatch in the same manner as you will the finished knit.

Sizing
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Designed to fit with 1-4” / 2.5-10 cm of positive ease, to allow for a relaxed fit.
Sample reflects size 3 on a 36” / 90 cm chest, with 3.75” / 9.5 cm positive ease.

Finished Chest Circumference: 33 (36, 39.75, 43.75, 47.25) (50.5, 54.25, 58.25, 61.75, 65.5)” / 82.5 (90, 99.5, 109.5, 118) (126.5, 135.5, 145.5, 154.5, 164) cm

Yoke Depth: 8.25 (8.5, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75) (10.25, 10.75, 11.25, 11.75, 12.25)“ / 20.5 (21.5, 22, 23, 24.5) (25.5, 27, 28, 29.5, 30.5) cm

Total Body Length (adjustable): 19 (19, 19.25, 21.25, 21.25) (21.75, 23, 23, 23, 25)“ / 47.5 (47.5, 48, 53, 53) (54.5, 57.5, 57.5, 57.5, 62.5) cm
Note! Lengthening the body may require additional yarn.

Upper Arm Circumference: 11.75 (12.25, 12.75, 13.5, 14.5) (15.75, 17, 18.25, 19.75, 21)“ / 29.5 (30.5, 32, 34, 36.5) (39.5, 42.5, 45.5, 49.5, 52.5) cm

Additional measurements and schematic included in pattern.

Suggested Yarn / Requirements
Dimond Laine / Lamb & Kid – Fingering weight yarns
• “Elmer” (Fingering weight) 80/20 Merino Wool / Cashmere 410 yds / 375 meters per 100g

• “Elmer Tweed” (Fingering weight), 70/30 Merino Wool / Cashmere 200 yds / 183 meters per 50g

VIBES was designed to be worked with four colors (but can be adapted for fewer colors… using a single color for both narrow stripes, as an example).

• C1: 97 (105, 114, 131, 143) (152, 162, 173, 185, 196) yds / 89 (96, 104, 120, 130) (139, 148, 158, 169, 179) meters

• C2: 174 (189, 205, 236, 256) (273, 291, 312, 332, 353) yds / 159 (172, 187, 215, 234) (249, 266, 285, 304, 322) meters

• C3: 60 (64, 70, 81, 88) (93, 99, 106, 113, 120) yds / 54 (59, 64, 74, 80) (85, 91, 97, 104, 110) meters

• C4: 265 (287, 312, 359, 390) (415, 443, 474, 505, 537) yds / 242 (262, 285, 328, 356) (379, 405, 433, 464, 490) meters

Colorways used: Pop Rocks, Cookie, Cork, About Thyme

Special Techniques
German Short Rows (instructions included in pattern)
Stretchy BO for 1x1 Twisted Rib (instructions included in pattern)
Jog-less Stripes Method (instructions included in pattern)
Picking up neckline sts to work Collar at end