Flying Vee Pattern
This lightweight tee shirt is knit flat from side to side, beginning at the cuff of one sleeve, across the body to the other cuff. German short rows are used to shape the body, with a flattering V shape created by using a contrast colour.
It is only two pieces – back and front – and with careful seaming the garment is truly reversible. Pieces are self-edged in a garter stitch border, so there’s no fussy finishing. Sew it up and wear it!
This is an easy-to-intermediate pattern, with German short rows used in both the back and front pieces - a link to a tutorial is included. Otherwise, there are no challenging techniques or stitches here.
7 Women’s Sizes: 35/37/40/42/45/50/54” finished bust (All measurements given in inches)
Choosing a Size: This garment is meant to be worn with 2-3” of ease in the upper body, but quite close fitting at the waist. It’s meant to hit just at the waistband of your jeans, with a little extra length in the back. To select the right size for you, consider both waist and bust measurements on the schematic, which are for the flat pieces. The boat neck is quite wide - it may not suit those with narrow shoulders.
Tools & Materials
- Main Colour: 577 (415) / 668 (480) / 777 (558) / 881 (634) /1039 (747) / 1172 (841) / 1318 (947) yards fingering weight yarn (short sleeve amounts in brackets)
- Contrast Colour: 154/156/161/163/171/178/184 yards fingering weight yarn
- US 4 (3.5 mm) needles, 24” circular
- Darning needle
- 3 stitch markers