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Aliferous

Aliferous, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com.

INTRODUCTION

Aliferous

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Aliferous is a cropped tee, with a romantic lace detail at the hem and sleeve caps. Close fitting but not too tight, it is perfect to layer over a summer dress or pair with high-waisted jeans. I know I always reach for my knit tees in the warmer months and look forward to having this in my closet.

Made with Berroco Remix, a soft, washable and 100% recycled aran weight yarn, Aliferous will knit up in no time!

spacer model: Åsa Buchta

spacer photos: David Buchta

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SIZE

XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X]
shown in size L with 3 inches/7.5 cm of ease

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest circumference at underarm: 32[35, 39, 43, 45, 51, 55, 59, 63] inches / 81.5[89, 99, 109, 114.5, 129.5, 139.5, 150, 160] cm
Length: 18.5[18.75, 19, 19.5, 20.5, 21.5, 22.25, 23, 23] inches/ 47[47.5, 48.5, 49.5, 52, 54.5, 56.5, 58.5, 58.5] cm

MATERIALS

Yarn
spacer Berroco Remix [30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen; 216 yd/198 m per 3.5 oz/100 g ball]; color: 3917 Periwinkle; 2[3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5] balls


Yarn Characteristics
spacer The sample shown uses an aran-weight yarn made from recycled fibers. The soft tweedy yarn is wool-free and machine washable.


Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
spacer 1 set US #8/5mm needles for working flat
spacer 1 US 6/4mm circular needle, 16-inch/40 cm long

Notions
spacer stitch markers
spacer stitch holder or waste yarn
spacer yarn needle

GAUGE

16 sts/24 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch
12 sts/8 rows in chart pattern measures 3 inches / 7.5 cm wide and 1.25 inches / 3 cm long

Note: gauge is always taken after blocking.

PATTERN NOTES

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

Garment is worked flat in pieces, from the bottom up, and seamed. Sleeves are worked separately. Stitches for neck hem are picked up and worked in the round. Follow written or charted instructions for Lace Pattern.


P3tog: purl 3 together

CHART

Row 1 [RS]: *P4, k5, p3; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2 and every foll WS row: Purl.
Row 3: P2tog, p2, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2, *p3tog, p2, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Row 5: P2tog, p1, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p1, *p3tog, p1, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, p1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Row 7: P2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, *p3tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Row 8 [WS]: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-8 for patt.

DIRECTIONS

BACK
With larger needles, cast on 65[71, 79, 87, 91, 103, 111, 119, 127] sts. Knit 2 rows.

Begin Lace Pattern:
Row 1 [RS]: P 2[5, 3, 1, 3, 3, 1, 5, 3] , work Row 1 of Chart to last 2[5, 3, 1, 3, 3, 1, 5, 3] sts, p to end.
Row 2 [WS]: Work Row 2 of Chart to end.
Cont as est'd until Rows 1-8 of Chart have been worked a total of 3 times.

Cont in St st until piece meas 11 inches / 28 cm from CO edge, ending after a WS row. Place removable markers at each end of last row.

Shape armholes:
Row 1 [RS]: K1, M1R, knit to last st, M1L, k1. 2 sts increased.
Row 2 [WS]: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-2 twice more. 71[77, 85, 93, 97, 109, 117, 125, 133] sts. Place a removable marker at each end of last row to mark start of armholes.

Work even in St st until armholes meas 5.5[5.75, 6, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.25, 10, 10] inches / 14[14.5, 15, 16.5, 19, 21.5, 23.5, 25.5, 25.5] cm, ending after a WS row.

Shape shoulders:
Next row [RS]: BO 3[3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8] sts, knit to end.
Next row [WS]: BO 3[3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8] sts, purl to end.
Rep last 2 rows 2[2, 2, 0, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2] times more.

Size L Only
Next row [RS]: BO 5 sts, knit to end.
Next row [WS]: BO 5 sts, purl to end.
Rep last 2 rows once more.

All Sizes
53[59, 61, 65, 67, 73, 75, 83, 85] sts.

Shape neck:
Place a removable marker at each side of center 33 sts on needle to mark back neck.

Next row [RS]: BO 3[4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8] sts, knit to marker, place sts just worked on holder or waste yarn for Right Back, BO center 33 sts for neck (removing markers), knit to end. 7[9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 14, 17, 18] sts on holder for Right Back and 10[13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26] sts remain on needle for Left Back.

Left Back Shoulder
Row 1 [WS]: BO 3[4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8] sts, purl to end. 7[9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 14, 17, 18] sts.
Row 2 [RS]: K1, ssk, knit to end. 6[8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 13, 16, 17] sts.
Row 3: BO 3[4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8] sts, purl to end.
Row 4: Knit.
BO rem 3[4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 6, 8, 9] sts.

Right Back Shoulder
Return held 7[9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 14, 17, 18] Right Back sts to needle, ready to work a WS row. Join yarn.
Row 1 [WS]: Purl to end.
Row 2 [RS]: BO 3[4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8] sts, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 3: Purl to end.
BO rem 3[4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 6, 8, 9] sts.

FRONT
Work as for BACK until armholes measure 3.5[3.75, 4, 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.25, 8, 8] inches / 9[9.5, 10, 11.5, 14, 16.5, 18.5, 20.5, 20.5] cm from removable markers, ending after a WS row.

Place a removable marker at each side of center 17 sts on needle to mark front neck.

Shape neck:
Next row [RS]: Knit to marker, place sts just worked on holder for Left Front, BO 17 center sts (removing markers), knit to end. 27[30, 34, 38, 40, 46, 50, 54, 58] sts on holder for Left Front and 27[30, 34, 38, 40, 46, 50, 54, 58] sts remain on needle for Right Front.

Right Front
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Next row [RS]: BO 3 sts, knit to end. 24[27, 31, 35, 37, 43, 47, 51, 55] sts.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: BO 2 sts, knit to end. 22[25, 29, 33, 35, 41, 45, 49, 53] sts.

Next row [WS]: Purl.
Next row [RS]: K1, ssk, knit to end. 1 st decreased.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 18[21, 25, 29, 31, 37, 41, 45, 49] sts.

Armhole measures approx. 5.5[5.75, 6, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.25, 10, 10] inches / 14[14.5, 15, 16.5, 19, 21.5, 23.5, 25.5, 25.5] cm, ending after a RS row.

Cont in St st, BO 3[3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8] sts at beg of every WS row 6[3, 5, 1, 5, 5, 5, 3, 5] time(s), then BO 0[4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 6, 8, 9] sts at beg of every WS row 0[3, 1, 5, 1, 1, 1, 3, 1] time(s).

Left Front
Return held 27[30, 34, 38, 40, 46, 50, 54, 58] Left Front sts to needle, ready to work a WS row. Join yarn.

Work 2 rows even in St st.

BO 3 sts at beg of next WS row, then BO 2 sts at beg of next WS row. 22[25, 29, 33, 35, 41, 45, 49, 53] sts.

Next row [RS]: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Next row [WS]: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 18[21, 25, 29, 31, 37, 41, 45, 49] sts.

Armhole measures 5.5[5.75, 6, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.25, 10, 10] inches/ 14[14.5, 15, 16.5, 19, 21.5, 23.5, 25.5, 25.5] cm.

Cont in St st, BO 3[3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8] sts at beg of every RS row 6[3, 5, 1, 5, 5, 5, 3, 5] times, then 0[4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 6, 8, 9] sts at beg of every RS row 0[3, 1, 5, 1, 1, 1, 3, 1] times.

SLEEVES (make 2)
With larger needles, cast on 45[47, 49, 53, 61, 69, 75, 81, 81] sts.

Knit 2 rows.

Begin Lace Pattern:
Row 1 [RS]: K 4[5, 6, 8, 6, 4, 7, 4, 4] , work Row 1 of Chart to last 4[5, 6, 8, 6, 4, 7, 4, 4] sts, k to end.
Row 2 [WS]: P 4[5, 6, 8, 6, 4, 7, 4, 4] , work Row 2 of Chart to last 4[5, 6, 8, 6, 4, 7, 4, 4] sts, p to end.
Cont as est'd until Row 8 of Chart has been worked.

Work even in St st until SLEEVE measures 3 inches / 7.5 cm from CO.

BO all sts.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves onto body between removable markers. Sew sleeve and side seams.

NECKBAND
With smaller circular needle, beginning at right shoulder seam, pick up and knit 2 sts down right back neck shaping, 1 st in each BO st across back neck, 2 sts up left back neck shaping, 10 sts down left front neck shaping, 1 st in each BO st across front neck, and 10 sts up right front shaping. This will be approx. 74 sts; exact number of sts is not crucial.

Purl 1 round.
Knit 1 round.
BO purlwise.


A – Body Width: 16[17.5, 19.5, 21.5, 22.5, 25.5, 27.5, 29.5, 31.5] inches / 40.5[44.5, 49.5, 54.5, 57, 65, 70, 75, 80] cm
B – Body Length: 12 inches / 30.5 cm
C – Arm Shaping Length: 6.5[6.75, 7, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.25, 11, 11] inches / 16.5[17, 18, 19, 21.5, 24, 26, 28, 28] cm
D – Back Neck Width: 8.75 inches / 22 cm
E – Shoulder Width: 4.5[5.25, 6.25, 7.25, 7.75, 9.25, 10.25, 11.25, 12.25] inches / 11.5[13.5, 16, 18.5, 19.5, 23.5, 26, 28.5, 31] cm
F – Sleeve Opening Length: 5.5[5.75, 6, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.25, 10, 10] inches / 14[14.5, 15, 16.5, 19, 21.5, 23.5, 25.5, 25.5] cm
G – Shoulder Shaping Length: 1.75 inches / 4.5 cm
H – Sleeve Width: 11.25[11.75, 12.25, 13.25, 15.25, 17.25, 18.75, 20.25, 20.25] inches / 28.5[30, 31, 33.5, 38.5, 44, 47.5, 51.5, 51.5] cm
I – Sleeve Length: 3 inches / 7.5 cm

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Åsa grew up on the west coast of Sweden but now lives with her husband, four kids and cocker spaniel in Rhode Island. She is a part of the Design Team at Berroco Yarn.

Pattern & images © 2022 Åsa Buchta