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Worked from the top down in the round, this raglan top has a retro-feel and a vintage fit. There are options for two different neck finishings and two waist shaping options to fit your body shape. See advice below about picking the right size for you - to achieve fit shown, the top is worn with significant negative ease. Don't worry, it has plenty of stretch!

The Tumble Tee is designed as the perfect base for duplicate stitch embroidery, and includes a free download of my Duplicate Stitch Embroidery Workbook.

It is important to me that this pattern is financially accessible and so for low-income customers, this pattern can be purchased at 50% off using the code ‘LOW50’. This is an honours system - please respect that I also am trying to make a living from my designs and if you can afford the full price I’d appreciate if you paid it.

Special thanks to Jennifer Parroccini (grading, consultancy, TE), Gwen Wagner-Adair (Technical and grammatical editing), and David Morrow (graphic design, photography) for their amazing work on the team for this pattern!

Choosing your size:

Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9) are designed to fit upper chest/upper bust measurement* of 78.75 (87, 95.25, 103.5, 111.75) (120, 128.25, 136.5, 144.75)cm / 31 (34.25, 37.5, 40.75, 44) (47.25, 50.5, 53.75, 57)in

*To measure your chest/upper bust measurement, place a tape measure around your body underneath your armpits, making sure it is level all the way around and keeping arms relaxed at your sides.
Based on the design of this garment, it is recommended that you choose a size based on your upper chest/upper bust measurement. If you are between sizes, it is recommended that you choose the larger one.

This garment will comfortably fit full chest/full bust measurements of 77.5 (87.5, 97.5, 107.5, 117.5) (127.5, 137.5, 147.5, 157.5)cm / 31 (35, 39, 43, 47) (51, 55, 59, 63)in, with up to the following approximate negative ease at the full bust: 9.5 (9.5, 10.75, 12.75, 12.75) (14.5, 16, 16, 17.75)cm / 3.75 (3.75, 4.25, 5, 5) (5.75, 6.25, 6.25, 7)in.

You can use this information to help you feel confident about your size choice, but I would still advise that you choose based on your upper chest/upper bust measurement.

Size 6 (finished bust/chest measurement 115cm / 45.25in) is shown in the main picture, modelled on a full bust of 127.5cm / 51in, with 12.5cm / 5.75in negative ease.

Yarn:

Old Maiden Aunt Superwash Merino 4ply (100% superwash merino, 366m / 400yds per 100g) in one-off colourway - similar to Peachy Keen.

Yardage:

525 (600, 660, 730, 795) (860, 945, 1030, 1110)m / 575 (655, 720, 800, 870) (940, 1035, 1125, 1215)yds

Gauge:

24 sts and 32 rounds per 10cm / 4in in stocking stitch using 3.75mm needle

Needles:

Main Needle - 3.75mm / US 5 or size needed to obtain gauge in your preferred lengths for body and small circumferences (I used 40cm / 16in length all the way through, but a 60cm / 24in would be more usual)

Ribbing Needle - 2.75mm / US 2 or size needed to obtain gauge in your preferred lengths for body and small circumferences (I used 40cm / 16in length all the way through, but a 60cm / 24in would be more usual)

For optional folded hem neckline: 2.75mm or smaller - 40cm / 16in or longer circular needle

Supplies Needed:

- Tapestry needle
- Stitch holders or waste yarn
- 9 Stitch markers (can be made from loops of waste yarn)
- For optional folded hem neckline only: smooth 4ply waste yarn for provisional cast-on
You will get the following files:
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