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amande tee

from alfa knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : amande tee
amande tee
amande tee
amande tee
amande tee

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Turkish cast-on (explained in full detail in the pattern)
  • 3-needle bind-off (explained)
  • provisional cast-on (explained)

Pattern Description:

Amande tee is a pullover or a tee with a very unusual construction, similar to her sisters amandine cardigan and amande cardigan

It is worked seamlessly, in the round from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. It(tm)s a bit tricky to start the special shoulder shaping, but after this first challenging part, it(tm)s plain, mindless knitting. The body and the sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.
The pattern includes instructions for short sleeves or 3/4 and long sleeves with matching elbow patches.

It is preferable to work with two different colors to show off the unique construction.

All techniques used (Turkish cast-on, different ways of increasing, provisional cast-on, 3 needle bind-off) are explained in full detail including diagrams and illustrations.


25 sts and 36 rows stockinette with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4x4)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL : finished measurements chest: 31, 35, 38,42.5, 45.5, 50 (78, 88, 96, 108, 116, 128 cm)


  • Yardage depends on length of sleeves, Yardage as pictured (elbow sleeves): 850/900/1000/1150/1300/1450m (930/990/1100/1250/1450/1600 yards) fingering /3ply or 4ply of MC (main color)
  • and 100 m (110 yards) of CC (contrasting color)
  • 3,5 mm circular needle (US 4) or dpns
  • 3 mm circular needle (US 2 1/2 or 3) or dpns for the ribbing

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