Orime is a demure top designed and crafted with an eye for impeccable detail and finishing. Knit stitches arranged diagonally on a background of reverse stockinette create lines that mimic creases on pleated paper; the folded over collar and neckline facing adds a stabilizing, professional touch. Featuring textures and techniques befitting of its name, which means “fold” in Japanese, this piece encapsulates precision while remaining true to the quiet, intuitive, and tactile joy of creating by hand.
This top in Peerie is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up and seamed. There is no seam on the shoulder; the front piece wraps over to the back, where it is seamed to exaggerated sloped “shoulder” edges that are not unlike raglan armholes. The collar is folded over and sewn to the wrong side and the armhole edging is picked up and worked circularly after garment assembly. The allover textured motif is worked from charts only.
- 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino wool; 210 yards/50 grams)
- Photographed in color Hammock
- 1050 (1220, 1400, 1560, 1770, 1955) total yards of fingering weight wool yarn
Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.
- 27 stitches & 40 rows = 4″ in chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One pair of straight needles or a 32″circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)
Size B (for Ribbing and Armhole Edging)
- One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle* and set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)**, one size smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)
*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.
**32″ circular needle may be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round, however you will still need two DPNs for the collar finishing.
- 37 (41, 45½, 49, 53, 57)” [94 (104, 115.5, 124.5, 134.5, 145) cm] circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: +6–8″ [15–20 cm]
- Sample shown in size 41″ [104 cm] with 8½” [21.5 cm] ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- 1×1 Tubular Cast On
- Backward Loop Cast On
- Kitchener Stitch