I love mixing knit and crochet. I’ll always be a knitter first and crocheter second. But that crochet skill sure comes in handy when you need a quick toy or accessory! Or when you want to add a fun detail to an otherwise straightforward knit tee, which is the case with In a While, Crocodile. I love shoulder detail, and with this design you can add as much or as little as you like. Keep it simple with textured knit stripes, or go big by adding Crocodile Stitch as a finishing touch. Either way, when you are done knitting this tee you will have a fun, easy to wear top you can wear all summer long.
This tee is knit in the round from the bottom up. Sts are then held for the front while the raglan shaping is finished for the back. The front is then completed with tshirt-like neck shaping. Sleeves are then completed and either left with simple textured striping or Crocodile Stitch is added, and seamed in. Sts are picked up for the neckband.
Finished Size 28 (32, 36, 40, 44)” bust circumference. Top shown in Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer Runway in size 32 and in Dirty Water DyeWorks Lucia Beryl in size 36.
Yarn Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer, 70% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 5% Stellina; 231 yards/50 gram Ball: Runway, 4 (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins, 1 extra skein for optional Crocodile Stitch sleeves.
Yarn Dirty Water DyeWorks Lucia, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 464 yards/100 gram Skein: Beryl, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins, 1 extra skein for optional Crocodile Stitch sleeves.
Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 24+” and 16” circular (cir); size F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook if adding Crocodile Stitch to sleeves. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holder or scrap yarn.
Gauge 28 sts and 36 rows = 4″ in St st.
Designer Allyson Dykhuizen is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who currently lives in Chicago and Minneapolis. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines, and by Lion Brand Yarns. She self publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, and runs Holla Knits. For questions about this pattern please contact Allyson at firstname.lastname@example.org.