Quail Ridge Tee by Janine Myska

Quail Ridge Tee

August 2023
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
725 - 1650 yards (663 - 1509 m)
9 sizes - XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X 4X, 5X)
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The Quail Ridge Tee is a knit top featuring a clean, mitred V-neck and a center panel of squishy honeycomb cables running lengthwise down the front and back panels. The cables add an elegant touch while the relaxed fit keeps things casual.

Read more about this design at knitsnknots.ca/quail-ridge-tee.
You may also like the sister pattern, the Quail Ridge Poncho that released earlier this year!


Yarn: Worsted— Lion Brand Pima Cotton in Vintage

Yardage Required: 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 9) skeins for sizes XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X), or

  • 725 (800, 850, 915, 1050) (1200, 1350, 1475, 1650) yds
  • 663 (731, 777, 837, 960) (1097, 1234, 1348, 1508) m


  • This tee is designed to be worn with approximately 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) of positive ease. Reference the finished bust measurement in the sizing chart uploaded in the photos (column A), find a size that measures approximately 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) larger than your fullest bust, and make this size.

  • For reference, the model has a 39.5-inch (100-cm) bust and is wearing a size large with a finished garment bust measurement of 48 inches (122 cm) and 7.5 inches (19 cm) of positive ease.

  • If you are between sizes, you can size up or down depending on your desired fit.

If substituting Lion Brand Pima Cotton, choose any similar, category #4, worsted weight yarn that matches gauge. Pima Cotton feels like a light worsted. You may also be able to match gauge with some category #3, DK weight yarns. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Notions: Tapestry needle, cable needle, 4 fixed stitch markers, 2 locking stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holder for placing stitches on hold

Needles: Size U.S. 8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge with the following suggested cord lengths:

  • 29” (74 cm) cord for most of the project or cord length that will fit all the stitches for your size
  • 16-20” (40-50 cm) cord for sleeves


Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizing: This top is written in nine sizes as follows: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X). Make sure to follow the numbers for your size only.

Stitch Counts: Stitch counts are listed after each row/rnd in italics. If no stitch count is given, there has been no change since the previous row/rnd.

Construction: This top is worked all in one piece. First, you will cast on sts for the bottom front, then you will work an 8-row pattern repeat until reaching the point at which you will split for the V-neck. Next, you will work across the front left side only, decreasing to create the V-neck shaping and placing stitches on hold for the underarm. Then your front left stitches will be placed on hold while you do the same to the front right side. You will rejoin your work by casting on stitches for the back-neck and knit the back panel from the top-down and cast stitches on for the underarm. Next, you will pick up stitches along the neckline to knit the V-neck ribbing. Lastly, the sleeves are knit by picking up stitches around the armholes.

RS/WS Rows: For the entirety of the body of this top, all odd numbered rows are RS rows and all even numbered rows are WS rows.

Backwards Loop Cast-On
Slip Slip Knit (SSK)
Tubular Bind-Off
Slip Slip Knit Pass (S2KP)


BOR: beginning of round
C4B: cable 4 back - place next 2 sts on cable needle and hold to back of work, knit 2 sts off left needle, then knit 2 sts off cable needle
C4F: cable 4 front - place next 2 sts on cable needle and hold to front of work, knit 2 sts off left needle, then knit 2 sts off cable needle
K: knit
K2tog: knit 2 stitches together (right-slanting decrease)
- Insert your right needle into the next 2 sts knitwise, treating them as 1, and knitting them together
P: purl
P2tog: purl 2 stitches together
patt: pattern
PM: place marker
rem: remaining
rep: repeat
rnd: round
RS: right side
S2KP: slip slip knit pass - slip 2 knitwise together, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over
sm: slip marker
SSK: slip slip knit (left-slanting single decrease)
- Slip 1 st knitwise onto right needle, slip 1 more st knitwise onto right needle (this twists the orientation of two stitches), then slide them both back to your left needle. Insert right needle through the back loops of both slipped sts (from right to left) and knit them together
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side (the purl side of the stockinette sections)


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