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A striped, asymmetrical tee with contrasting ribbed borders and a slipped stitch detail. This sweater has a hi-lo, straight back and an a-line, chevron pointed front.

It is knit seamlessly from the top down, minimizing finishing work, and includes directions for cap or ¾ length sleeves. Easy enough for an advanced beginner.

Poison Oak is the sister pattern to Sugar Maple. The main differences between the two patterns are:

  1. Poison Oak is designed for 2 colors stripes with a slipped stitch that carries one color from neck to hem while Sugar Maple is designed for gradient yarns.
  2. Poison Oak has two options for sleeve lengths: cap and 3/4. Sugar maple has cap sleeves only.
  3. Posion Oak is written for 13 sizes up to a 54" bust and Sugar Maple is written for 9 sizes up to a 46" bust.

Techniques + Stitches Used:

  • cast on (long tail or other stretchy method recommended)
  • single cast on (also known as “backward loop cast-on”) or your preferred method of casting on stitches to the right tip of the needle mid-row, knit
  • purl
  • knitting in the round
  • use of stitch markers
  • increase (M1R, M1L)
  • decrease (K2tog, K3tog, SSK, SSSK)
  • bind off
  • Jogless Jog (instructions provided in the pattern)
Independent Designer
Carina Spencer
Yarn Weight
Light Fingering
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Skill Level
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