Layering pieces are my favorite to wear and knit. And Alanis is just that – a cozy sweater tee/vest that’s perfect for layering, is an easy knit yet still features a few fun details, such as an icord edge split hem and an inset pocket (with contrasting color pocket lining!). Check out photos of finished Alanis tops here!

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Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Circumference: 40.5 (44.5, 48, 52, 56.5) (60.5, 64, 68, 72.5)”

Picking Your Size:  Choose a size that is approx 6-12”/15-30 cm larger than your actual bust measurement, depending on your desired fit. Shown in size S (44.5”/113 cm), being worn with approx 11”/28 cm of positive ease at the bust. Visit my tips page for more sizing tips!

Gauge: 19 sts & 30 rnds = 4”/10 cm in St st in the round.

Note: matching stitch gauge is more important than row gauge.

Yarn: DK or worsted-weight yarn, broken out as follows:

  • Main Color (MC): approx 796 (894, 1008, 1128, 1264) (1396, 1520, 1650, 1766) yds, shown in Owl by Quince & Co (50% Wool, 50% Alpaca; 50g/120 yds), 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) (12, 13, 14, 15) skeins, Cinnamon.
  • Contrasting Color (CC) – Pocket Lining: approx 20 yds, also shown in Quince & Co Owl, 1 skein, Tawny.

Yarn Substitution Ideas:

  • Berroco Ultra Alpaca
  • Berroco Lanas
  • Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
  • Malabrigo Rios
  • Cascade Yarns 220
  • Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok
  • Berroco Ultra Wool

Needles and other supplies:

  • Two US 6/4 mm 32”/80 cm circ needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • For armhole trim: US 5/3.75 mm 16”/40 cm circ needle, or 1 size smaller than that used to obtain gauge.
  • For three needle bind-off: US 7/4.5 mm circ (any length), or 1 needle size larger than that used to obtain gauge.
  • 12 (12, 12, 14, 14) (14, 14, 16, 16) stitch markers, in a variety of colors or styles.
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn.
  • Tapestry needle.

For tips & tutorials for making your own, visit my Alanis Tips page.