Raglan tee knitting pattern free

Women's tee knitting pattern

Tee knitting patternFINISHED SIZE 33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53)" bust circumference.

Tee shown measures 33", modeled with 1" of negative ease.

YARN Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK (75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk; 270 yd [247 m]/4 oz [113 g]):

butterscotch, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins.

NEEDLES Size 4 (3.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 20 sts and 32 rows = 4" in Welt patt, blocked (see Notes).

NOTES

The tee pieces may seem small, but will lengthen significantly with blocking. It is extremely important to block your swatch, as this fabric changes significantly with blocking. Be sure to compare your swatch measurements before and after blocking in case you wish to add extra length, in which case, it should be added before the diagonal eyelets are begun.

Use regular (ring) markers for center eyelets; use removable markers for diagonal eyelets. Move removable markers up as you go.

STITCH GUIDE WELT PATTERN:

ROW 1 (RS) Knit.

ROWS 2 AND 3 Purl.

ROW 4 Knit.

Rep Rows 1-4 for patt.

Back

CO 82 (94, 102, 114, 122, 134) sts.

NEXT ROW (WS) *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Cont in rib patt until piece measures 1" from CO, ending with a WS row and dec 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) sts on last row - 82 (92, 102, 112, 122, 132) sts rem.

BEG WELT AND EYELET PATT:

ROW 1 (RS) K39 (44, 49, 54, 59, 64), place ring m (pm; see Notes), k2tog, [yo] 2 times, ssk, pm, knit to end.

ROW 2 (WS) Purl to m, sl m, p1, [p1, k1] in double yo, p1, sl m, purl to end.

ROW 3 Purl to m, sl m, k2tog, [yo] 2 times, ssk, sl m, purl to end.

ROW 4 Knit to m, sl m, k1, [k1, p1] in double yo, k1, sl m, knit to end.

Rep last 4 rows 16 (14, 14, 12, 12, 11) more times (sl m on Row 1 upon repeat). 

BEG DIAGONAL EYELETS:

NOTE: Armhole shaping beg before eyelets are complete; read the foll section all the way through before proceeding.

ROW 1 (RS) K2, yo, ssk, place removable m in ssk to mark this st (see Notes), knit to m, sl m, k2tog, [yo] 2 times, ssk, sl m, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, place removable m in k2tog to mark this st, yo, k2.

ROW 2 Purl to ring m, sl m, p1, [p1, k1] in double yo, p1, sl m, purl to end.

ROW 3 Purl to marked st, yo, ssp, purl to m, sl m, k2tog, [yo] 2 times, ssk, sl m, purl to 1 st before marked st, p2tog, yo, purl to end.

ROW 4 Knit to ring m, sl m, k1, [k1, p1] in double yo, k1, sl m, knit to end.

ROW 5 Knit to marked st, yo, ssk, knit to m, sl m, k2tog, [yo] 2 times, ssk, sl m, knit to 1 st before marked st, k2tog, yo, knit to end.

ROW 6 Rep Row 2.

Rep last 4 rows 16 (19, 21, 24, 26, 29) more times, then work Rows 3 and 4 only 1 (0, 1, 0, 1, 0) more time (until marked sts are next to ring m), then work 10 (12, 10, 12, 10, 12) more rows in welt and eyelet patt as previously established, starting with a RS knit (purl, knit, purl, knit, purl) row, and removing removable m. At the same time, after 40 (48, 52, 60, 60, 68) rows of diagonal eyelets [20 (24, 26, 30, 30, 34) eyelets made], ending with a Row 4, beg shaping armholes.

SHAPE RAGLAN ARMHOLES:

DEC ROW 1 (RS) K2, ssk, work in patt to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—2 sts dec'd. Work 1 WS row even.

DEC ROW 2 (RS) P2, ssp, work in patt to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2—2 sts dec'd. Work 1 WS row even. Rep last 4 rows 9 (10, 11, 12, 14, 15) more times, then rep Dec row 1 once more - 40 (46, 52, 58, 60, 66) sts rem. Work 1 WS row even. BO all sts pwise.

Front

Work as for back.

Sleeves

CO 58 (62, 70, 74, 82, 86) sts.

NEXT ROW (WS) *P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Cont in rib patt for more 2 rows. Work in Welt patt (see Stitch Guide) for 8 (8, 12, 12, 16, 16) rows, ending with a WS row.

SHAPE RAGLAN CAP:

DEC ROW 1 (RS) K2, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—2 sts dec'd. Work 1 WS row even.

DEC ROW 2 (RS) P2, ssp, purl to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2—2 sts dec'd. Work 1 WS row even. Rep last 4 rows 9 (10, 11, 12, 14, 15) more times, then rep Dec row 1 once more—16 (16, 20, 20, 20, 20) sts rem. Work 1 WS row even. BO all sts pwise.

Finishing

Block pieces before seaming to relax fabric. Sew raglan seams, working from neck edge to first raglan dec, and matching patts. Sew side and sleeve seams, working from lower edge to underarm, and matching patts. Weave in ends.

Schematic

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