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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).

Needle Size:

  • 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

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