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It was René Lacoste, the legendary French tennis player, that first conceived what we know today as the polo shirt. This pattern is inspired by René and designed so every knitter can enjoy the pleasure of hand-crafting a shirt that is as comfortable as the original design from 1929.
The pattern is worked from the top down in one piece so the only seam to be sewn is the body hem. The shoulders and neck are shaped using German short rows, stitches are picked up around the arm hole, the body and arms are worked in the round. Alternating stockinette and twisted stockinette create a subtle sophisticated stripe pattern.
Pattern and Row Checker
This pattern includes a list of all abbreviations, glossary of terms, and a crisp schematic with dimensions for proper blocking. It also comes with my unique Row Checker, complimentary. A tool you can use to help keep track of your stitch count, row number, increases, and decreases. Throughout the pattern you'll find indicators of when to refer to your Row Checker.
For your convenience, I’ve collected knitting tips and links to videos that will make knitting your project easier and even more fun. Knitting Help
This sweater was designed for the following yarn. 18 color options
HiKoo's CoBaSi, 55% Cotton, 21% Elastic Nylon, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk
This fiber blend is wool free to avoid irritation or overheating, soft and gentle on the hands with a wool-like stretch. The cotton and bamboo are the basis for a washable yarn, silk adds strength, and elastic nylon helps the finished garment hold its shape.
Skeins needed for S(M, L, XL) = 7(8, 8, 9)
Gauge: 32 sts and 48 rows = 4"/10cm, in stockinette
Suggested Needles and Notions:
- US3/3.25mm* 16”/40cm circular
- US3/3.25mm* 24”/60cm circular
- US1/2.25mm* 16”/40cm circular
- Stitch markers (two different colors)
- Stitch holders
- Tapestry needle
* or size needed to obtain gauge
Small – Finished Chest 37.5”/92.25cm
Medium – Finished Chest 40”/101.5cm
Large – Finished Chest 42.5"/108cm
X-Large – Finished Chest 45"/113.5cm
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