Recalibrate is a reversible modular fingering weight top knit at a loose gauge. 9 finished bust circumferences are provided, each with 2 length options (hip length or full length, 4” (10 cm) longer). There are a total of 18 sizes.
This pattern is beginner friendly, and great for using up leftover bits of fingering weight yarn. Testers have been knocking it out of the park with amazing color combinations and striping patterns. They have mixed different fiber contents throughout their pieces, and recommend experimenting with swatching to see how different fiber content behaves together. Some test knitters found they preferred to use softer fibers for sections in direct contact with their skin, such as the underarm panels and sleeve cuffs.
Pattern includes directions for how to adjust dimensions to make a perfect fit. I include photo tutorials of techniques as well as video explanations of style and fit. The pattern includes a full schematic and a blank coloring page.
This size inclusive pattern has been professionally tech edited and every single size has been test knit!
Excerpt from the pattern page:
RECALIBRATE is a loosely knit garter stitch shirt designed with a casual fit. It uses fingering weight yarn and a modular join-as-you-go technique. This knit can handle personal adjustments to suit the wearer’s needs. It is designed in a way to allow the maker to fit in those little tweaks that truly personalize a piece. So far I’ve made 5 in the design process, each time making those subtle adjustments to allow the garment to really develop its own personality. I can’t wait to see how you RECALIBRATE this piece to make it your own.
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Suburban Stitcher Sock, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 460 yd / 421 m per 100 g
Suburban Stitcher Slub Sock, 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon, 438 yd / 401 m per 100 g
Knit Picks Lindy Chain, 70% Linen, 30% Cotton, 180 yd / 165 m per 50 g
Any fingering weight yarn can be used for this project, and it is a great one to use partial skeins, changing up the striping pattern!
1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
34.25” (38”, 43.25”, 47”) 52.25”, 56”, 61.25”, 65”, 70”
87, (97, 110, 119.5) 132.5, 142, 155.5, 165, 178 cm
TOTAL LENGTH – HIP LENGTH
19.75” (19.75”, 20.75”, 20.75”) 21.5” 21.5”, 22.25”, 22.25”, 24”
50 (50, 50, 52.5, 52.5) 54.5, 54.5, 57, 57, 61 cm
TOTAL LENGTH – FULL LENGTH
23.75” (23.75”, 24.75”, 24.75”) 25.5”, 25.5”, 26.25”, 26.25”, 28”
60.5 (60.5, 63, 63) 64.5, 64.5, 67, 67, 71 cm
GAUGE & NEEDLES
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in garter stitch
US 7 (4.5 mm) min. length 32″ (80 cm) or size needed to get gauge. Many test knitters used a US 8 (5.0 mm) to get gauge. If you find your icord trim is tight, go up a needle size from your main working yarn for these portions.
Provisional cast-on, knit stitch, join-as-you-go modular knitting, purl stitch, icord bind off, Kitchener stitch
This size inclusive reversible design is a written pattern with photo tutorials, a schematic, and a blank coloring page. I’ve also created a video showing how the design fits in order to understand ease.
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Tech Editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Yarn Support: Suburban Stitcher
Test Knitting Yarn Support: Knitpicks
Test knitting: Niad A., Valerie A., Alicia A., Cadee B., Randi B., Christen C., Cindy C., Kristen D, Kourtney D.S., Laura G., Laura H., Valerie J., Amanda K., Ashley K., Jennie K., Reed K., Beth L., Heather L.. Jennifer L., Jess L., Amie M., Jo M., Mary M., Tiffany N., Hazel O., Amy P., Julia S., Lauren S., Mel S., Anita T., Katherine T., Roz T., Paula Trz, Grace W., Kristen W., and Megan W.
From Pam S.
I really appreciate Shana’s attention to detail in each of her patterns, and also across the scope of her patterns. There are certain things I can count on from a Shanalines pattern, whether it’s a garment, coffee cozy or fidget toy: The directions will be clear, the design will be innovative, and the thing WILL fit! Her modular knits are good on everybody, and they are also really fun to make! As a bonus, Shana is very interactive and fun to knit with! I’ve had the chance to spend time with her at a couple of events, and I always leave her side smiling!
If you are hedging about one of the shanalines patterns, and you happen to see her at an event, she may even take off that beautiful sweater she’s wearing (with a tank top underneath, of course) to let you see how it works on you, or to point out a specific stitch detail. And if you have questions while you’re knitting, just reach out. She is always ready with a thoughtful answer that makes sense. I always look forward to seeing what pattern will come out next!
Pam has been to Zombie Knitpocalypse 2021 and 2022. She has knit many Shanalines Designs patterns including PB Sandwich Hat and Recalibrate, and has test knit Semantics, Peapod Marble Fidget Toy, Textured Marble Fidget Toy, Modular Coffee Cup Cozy and Shoulder Season.
From Christen C.
Recalibrate was interesting and fun to knit. Designer tips and helpful schematics throughout the pattern made the modular construction easy to work.
Christen has knit and test knit many Shanalines Designs patterns including PB Sandwich Hat, Shot Reverse Shot Poncho, Air Hugs Wrap, and Recalibrate.