See Don’t See Top by Linda Allegra, a top-down seamless tee pattern to knit on circular needles

I’m Linda Allegra, from Italy, and I am a knitting designer and teacher. My mom taught me to knit when I was a child. I’ve been working in the textile fibers and yarns production process for over 40 years now. What I particularly love is sharing my work (@linda_knitbijoux). In fact, I teach in my hometown Biella. I love top-down constructions and to giving a tailored cut to my patterns. I love to enrich my garments with elaborate stitches that I often modify. Sometimes my source of inspiration is a stitch, a photo… Then I mentally work on it for weeks before I create the garment. I love having balls of yarn in my hands, touching and smelling them. Even these sensations give me the right inspiration. Like for the See Don’t See Top, a top-down seamless tee pattern inspired in the wonderful textures of Katia Soft Lino and Re-Tape.

top-down seamless tee pattern

See Don’t See Top by @linda_knitbijoux

See don’t See is the effect this particular yarn creates in pure linen: light, soft and fresh. The round and slightly transparent yoke, which it is so good during summer, is worked in the round with increases distributed evenly and regularly. Once the yoke is finished, the work continues in back and forth rows to create two opposite panels that fall without marking the figure. This makes it a wonderfully fresh and summery garment. The i-cord elements in a contrast colour, knitted with the recycled yarn Katia Re-Tape mark the hems, providing a more casual look. With the top-down construction there are no seams, just 100% knitting delight.

top-down seamless tee pattern

Top-down seamless tee pattern 

See don’t see top by Linda Allegra

SIZES

a) S, b) M

  • Neck width a) 52, b) 52cm
  • Bust width a) 96, b) 114cm
  • Yoke length a) 22, b) 24cm
  • Total body length a) 55, b) 57cm

Materials. 1 ball of Katia Re-Tape col. 204, 1 ball of Katia Soft Lino col. 604, 3.5mm (US 4) circular needles with 60cm and 100cm cables, 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle and scissors.

Abbreviations

  • inc – increase
  • k – knit
  • k1tbl – knit 1 stitch through back loop
  • k2togtbl – knit 2 stitches together through back loop
  • kfb – knit front and back
  • m – stitch marker
  • p – purl
  • p1tbl – purl 1 stitch through back loop
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • r – row(s)
  • rep – repeat
  • rnd – round(s)
  • RS – right side
  • sl – slip purlwise
  • slm – slip stitch marker
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong side
  • wyif – with yarn in front
  • yo – yarn over

Gauge. Using 3.5mm needles, 10cm* 10cm = 22sts/24r in stockinette stitch

This is a top-down seamless tee pattern made in 3 parts, with 2 overlapped panels:

  1. yoke
  2. right panel
  3. left panel

Notes. This pattern is worked top-down, in the round for the yoke, back and forth rows for the overlapped panels. The texture of this yarn creates a soft and light net.

Instructions are for both sizes, except where otherwise is indicated.

When knitting in the round, slm at every beginning. At the yoke, rep ** to the end of rnd.

I-cord bind off: with Katia Re-tape cast on 3sts, k2, k2togtbl,*sl3 from right to left needle, k2, k2togtbl *, rep ** until 3sts left, k1, k2togtbl, pass the k st over the last st, cut yarn and pull it.

 
 
 
 
 
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Yoke

With Katia Re-Tape cast on 3sts, *sl3 from right to left needle, k3 *, rep ** 120 times.

Bind off: k1, k2togtbl, pass the k st over the remaining st, cut the yarn and pull it.

With Katia Soft Lino pick up and k120, one from each i-cord st.

Join in the round, pm to mark the beginning of the rnd.

Rnd1-15: *k1, p1 *, rep **.

Rnd16: p.

Rnd17 (inc rnd): *k2, kfb *, rep ** (160sts).

Rnd18: p.

Rnd19-33: k.

Rnd34: p.

Rnd35 (inc rnd): k1, *k2, kfb *, rep ** (214sts).

Rnd36: p.

Rnd37-47: *k2, p2 *, rep **.

Rnd48 (inc rnd): *k2, kfb *, rep ** (285sts).

Rnd49-56: k.

a) Cut yarn. I-cord bind off (see notes).

b) Rnd57 (inc rnd): k4, *k6, kfb *, rep ** (325sts).

Rnd58-60: k.

Cut yarn. I-cord bind off (see notes).

knitting yoke on circular needles

Right panel

Join Katia Soft Lino. Start from bind off, pick up and a) k76, b) k90, skip a) 60sts b) 65sts for the sleeve, cast on 10sts for the underarm, pick up and a) k78, b) k94 for the front.

R1(RS): k.

R2(WS): sl3 wyif, k7, pm, p until 10sts left, pm, k7, sl3 wyif.

R3(RS): sl3 wyif, k7, slm, k to m, slm, k7, sl3 wyif.

R4(WS): sl3 wyif, k7, slm, p to m, slm, k7, sl3 wyif.

Rep R3-4 for 28cm.

R5(RS): k, remove markers at the same time.

R6(WS): sl3 wyif, k until 3sts left, sl3 wyif.

Rep R5-6 a) 3, b) 4 more times

Cut yarn. I-cord bind off.

knitting on circular needles

Left panel

Join Katia Soft Lino. Start 5sts after the underarm on the WS, pick up and a) k76, b) k90, skip a) 60sts b) 65sts for the sleeve, cast on 10sts for the underarm, pick up and a) k78 b) k94.

R1(RS): k.

R2(WS): sl3 wyif, k7, pm, p until 10sts left, pm, k7, sl3 wyif.

R3(RS): sl3 wyif, k7, slm, k to m, slm, k7, sl3 wyif.

R4(WS): sl3 wyif, k7, slm, p until 10sts left, slm, k7, sl3 wyif.

Rep R3-4  for 19 cm.

R5(RS): k to the center of underarm, yo, k1tbl, yo, k to the end of r.

R6(WS): sl3 wyif, k7, slm, p to yo, p1, p1tbl, p to m, slm, k7, sl3 wyif.

R7(RS): k to the tbl st of last r, yo, k1tbl, yo, k to the end of r (make sure that yos are always aligned).

R8(WS): rep R6

Rep R7-8 at least a)14, b)16 more times.

R9(RS): k to the tbl st of last r, yo, k1tbl, yo, k to the end of r. Remove markers at the same time.

R10(WS): sl3 wyif, k until 3sts left, sl3 wyif.

Rep R9-10 a) 3, b) 4 more times.

Cut yarn. I-cord bind off.

To finish. Weave in ends. Let the garment dry on a hanger and iron it.

top-down seamless tee pattern