How to knit a Padded shoulders T-shirt

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I’m so happy to share with you this pattern! This T-shirt was inspired by the padded muscle T-shirts that are so in style right now and I love them so much so why don’t knit one?!

The pattern for this padded t-shirt is beginner friendly, very easy to knit and a very fun project to make.

For my knitted padded T-shirt I’ve used 300 g (6 x 50 g) cotton, a 4,5 mm needle, a 3.5 mm hook and 2 pads size M-L. I’ve knitted with 2 skins at the same time (2 threads held together).

The final dimensions of the knit padded T-shirt are: 50 cm width and 45 long.

For this project I’ve used these yarn:

This is a very high quality cotton yarn. The mercerisation process gives the cotton a fantastic sheen and makes it even more durable. The color chart includes plenty of gorgeous colors, you just have to decide what color you like and get started. Here you can buy this yarn: http://bit.ly/307QsYG

Here you can find your favorite color: http://bit.ly/3fpgqNZ

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Abbreviations:

sts= stitches;

K= knit;

P= purl;

ssk= slip, slip, knit;

p2tog= purl 2 together;

sc= singe crochet.

The written pattern:

Cast on 100 stitches.

Row 1: knit all the stitches;

Row 2: purl all the stitches.

The Front Panel:

Repeat the pattern from row 1 until you’ve knitted 110 rows.

Row 111: knit 36 stitches, cast off 28 stitches, knit the rest of the stitches (36).

These 36 stitches represent  Row 1 for each shoulder:

First shoulder:

Row 2: Purl all 36 stitches

Row 3: cast off 3 stitches, knit the rest of the sts

Row 4: Purl all sts (33)

Row 5: cast off 2 sts, knit the rest of the sts

Row 6: purl all sts (31)

Row 7: ssk, knit the rest of the sts

Row 8: Purl all sts (30)

Row 9- 24: stockinette stitch: knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side.

Cast off.

The second shoulder:

The decreasing is made on the wrong side. The first row of the shoulder is already knitted (you start the second row from the decreasing side not at the edge of the panel).

Row 2: cast off 3 stitches, purl the rest of the sts

Row 3: knit all sts (33)

Row 4: cast off 2 sts, purl the rest of the sts

Row 5: knit all sts (31)

Row 6: p2tog, purl the rest of the sts

Row 7: knit all sts (30)

Row 8- 24: stockinette stitch: knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side.

Cast off.

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Knitted Shoulder padded top

The Back Panel:

Repeat the pattern from row 1 until you’ve knitted 120 rows.

Row 121: knit 36 stitches, cast off 28 stitches, knit the rest of the stitches (36).

These 36 stitches represent  Row 1 for each shoulder:

The neck and Shoulder shaping:

First shoulder:

Row 2: Purl all 36 stitches

Row 3: cast off 3 stitches, knit the rest of the sts

Row 4: Purl all sts (33)

Row 5: cast off 2 sts, knit the rest of the sts

Row 6: purl all sts (31)

Row 7: ssk, knit the rest of the sts

Row 8: Purl all sts (30)

Row 9- 15: stockinette stitch: knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side.

Cast off.

The second shoulder:

The decreasing is made on the wrong side. The first row of the shoulder is already knitted (you start the second row from the decreasing side not at the edge of the panel).

Row 2: cast off 3 stitches, purl the rest of the sts

Row 3: knit all sts (33)

Row 4: cast off 2 sts, purl the rest of the sts

Row 5: knit all sts (31)

Row 6: p2tog, purl the rest of the sts

Row 7: knit all sts (30)

Row 8- 15: stockinette stitch: knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side.

Cast off.

Iron the two panels, but remember you can do that only if you’ve used cotton. Crochet a row of sc on every edge except the hem with only one thread and a 3,5 mm hook for both panels. If you can’t crochet just join the front and the back together leaving 24 cm for the arm hole.

After you’ve crocheted the sc row for both sides join them together using the same hook and only one thread crocheting sc stitches through both sides. Leave 24 cm for the arm hole.

The neck line:

Crochet 4 rounds of sc using a 3.5 mm hook and one thread.

If you can’t crochet you can knit a few rounds of any ribbing you like.

Add the pads and sew them on the T-shirt (see the pictures bellow).

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2 thoughts on “How to knit a Padded shoulders T-shirt

  1. That is so fabulous! I’m not going to add the shoulder pads as I’ve lived through the 70s and I’ll need to make it longer to cover my lockdown muffin top but the shape is great.

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