The Tattoo Crop is a simple, cropped, drop shoulder sweater with an embroidered sleeve. It is knit in pieces from the bottom up and seamed. The bottom edge and neckline are worked in ribbing with a secure tubular bind off on the neckline. The wide bell-shaped sleeves are picked up and worked outward from the body. After the knitting s complete, the embroidery is worked on one sleeve. Knit up in Shibui Knits Maai, this sweater is incredibly soft, airy, and has a lovely drape. The Tattoo Crop is the perfect cozy sweater for layering over tunics or dresses!
Gauge: 20 sts and 30 rows over 4” in stockinette blocked on size 6 needles
Finished Measurements: Bust: (32, 36, 40, 44) 48, 52, 56, 60”. Sample shown in size 40: designed for 4-6” positive ease in bust
Materials Used: Shibui Knits Maai yarn: DK weight, 70% baby alpaca, 30% fine merino. C: (780, 840, 910, 960) 1,030, 1,110, 1,180, 1,260 yards in Caffeine CC: Several yards for embroidery in Abyss (or high contract color).
- Size 6 (4 mm) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular needles
Pattern Includes: Embroidery, photo tutorial included for embroidery design steps.
Skill Level: intermediate