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Rocka Tee Pattern


Pattern Only!

Downloadable PDF pattern.

Top-down seamless raglan construction. Shaping with German short rows.
Level: Experienced beginner.

Yarn used: Papiput Tough Sock.
Yarn substitution: Papiput Supersoft Sock, and Papiput Velvet.

Suggested Needles Sizes: US-2 / 2.75mm and US-4 / 3.5mm.

This is the pattern only, not the finished garment.

Rocka was my cat. He was a stray cat that I found when my family and I had dinner at a street food vendor. This tee design was inspired by him. A simple, oversized, and versatile tee that can be worn as it is or layered over a shirt as a vest. If you have been keeping a few precious skeins of variegated or heavily speckled yarns and you couldn’t decide what you’re going to make with them yet, well this tee might be the perfect one.


XS (S, M, L) (2L, 3L, 4L) (5L, 6L, 7L).
Bust circumference: 32 (34, 36, 38) (40, 42, 44) (46, 48, 50)” / 81 (86, 91, 96) (101, 106, 111) (116, 122, 127) cm.

Finished circumference at bust: 38 (40, 42, 44) (46, 48, 50) (52, 54, 56)” /96 (101, 106, 111) (117, 122, 127) (132, 137, 142) cm.
The sample is shown in size M with 6” / 15 cm positive ease.

Experienced beginner to intermediate. Increases, decreases, and German short rows skills are required.


2 (2, 2, 3) (3, 4, 4) (5, 5, 6) skeins of Papiput Tough Sock, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, 437 yards per 3.5 oz / 400 meters per 100 grams, fingering weight. The sample used 2 skeins in the Senja colorway.

Circular knitting needles are preferred. Use long circular needles such as 24 or 32” / 60 or 80 cm for the magic loop method for the neck and sleeves.
Suggested needles sizes:
Size A: one pair of US-2 / 2.75mm in 16” / 40 cm or in DPN for the neck and sleeves, and one pair in 24 or 32” / 60 or 80 cm for the hem.
Size B: one pair of US-4 / 3.5mm in 16” / 40 cm or in DPN for the neck and sleeves, and one pair in 24 or 32” / 60 or 80 cm.

Four stitch markers. One of them is in a different color or shape to mark the beginning of the round.
Two locking stitch markers or plastic safety pins.
Waste yarns or stitch holder.
Tapestry needle.

24 sts and 36 rows over 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm in stockinette. Blocked, relaxed.

Top-down seamless t-shirt construction with low-funnel boat neck. Begin circularly at the neck. Shape the back of the neck with German short rows. Continue increasing the shoulders. Then work the front and back separately to the underarms. Join the front and back in the round again then shape the hem with German short rows. Sleeves are worked by picking up stitches along the armholes and shaped using German short rows.
Do not copy, sell, publish, or reproduce the whole or any parts of the pattern. For personal use only, do not sell the finished object using this pattern and design without consent and written permission from the designer.
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