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Classic Stripes

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Classic striped top for men or women knit in Patons Grace.

Sizes

S
32-34 ins [81.5-86.5 cm]
37 ins [94 cm]
M
36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
41 ins [104 cm]
L
40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
45 ins [114.5 cm]
XL
44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
49 ins [124.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $94.70

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
To fit bust/chest measurement
32-34 ins [81.5-86.5 cm]
Finished bust/chest measurement
37 ins [94 cm]

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Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Grace | Navy, 62110Edit Color
$27.45

Contrast A

Grace | Snow, 62005Edit Color
$43.92

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 5/3.75mm
$5.69

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 3/3.25mm
$5.69

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 5/3.75mm
$9.25

Aluminum Stitch Holder

3" 1/Pkg
$2.70
The materials for this project cost $94.70

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

yfwd = yarn forward (makes 1 extra stitch)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust/chest measurement
S 32-34 ins [81.5-86.5 cm]
M 36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
L 40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
XL 44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
Finished bust/chest measurement
S 37 ins [94 cm]
M 41 ins [104 cm]
L 45 ins [114.5 cm]
XL 49 ins [124.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Ladies Version
Grace (50 g/1.75 oz;125 m/136 yds)
SizesSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
Navy (62110)
5667
Contrast A
Snow (62005)
89910
Size 3¾ mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Pair of 3¾ mm (U.S. 5) double pointed needles for optional drawstring.
Mens Version
Grace (50 g/1.75 oz;125 m/136 yds)
SizesSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
Navy (62110)
12121314
Contrast A
Snow (62005)
2222
Size 3¾ mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Pair of 3¾ mm (U.S. 5) double pointed needles for optional drawstring. Size 3¼ mm (U.S. 3) knitting needles for neckband of Men’s Version only. 2 stitch holders for Men’s Version only.

GAUGE

24 sts and 32 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ).

BACK
**With MC, cast on 111 (123-135-147) sts.
Beg with a knit row, work 13 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (WS). (Fold line). Knit.**
***Beg with a knit row, cont in stocking st until work from fold line measures 8 ins [20.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Proceed in Stripe Pat as follows:
1st to 4th rows:With A, work 4 rows stocking st.
5th to 8th rows: With MC, work 4 rows stocking st.
Last 8 rows form Stripe Pat.
Cont in Stripe Pat until work from fold line measures 16½ (17-17½-18) ins [42 (43-44.5- 45.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Armhole shaping: Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, cast off 9 sts beg next 2 rows. 93 (105-117-129) sts.
Cont even in Stripe Pat until work from armhole shaping measures approx 1½ ins [4 cm], ending on an 8th row for Ladies’ Version, or on a 4th row for Men’s Version.****
Ladies’ Version only: With A only, cont even in stocking st, until armhole measures 8½ (9-9½- 10) ins [21.5 (23-24-25.5) cm], ending with WS facing for next row.
Next row: (WS). (Fold line). Knit.
Beg with a knit row, work 6 rows in stocking st.
Cast off.***
Men’s Version only: With MC only, cont even in stocking st until armhole measures 8½ (9-9½-10) ins [21.5 (23-24-25.5) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 12 (14-17-19) sts beg next 2 rows, then 12 (15-17-20) sts beg following 2 rows. Leave rem 45 (47-49-51) sts on a st holder.

FRONT
Men’s Version only
: Work from ** to **** as given for Back.
With MC only, cont even in stocking st until armhole measures 5½ (6-6¼-) ins [14 (15- 16-17) cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: K36 (41-47-52) (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows, then on following alt rows until there are 24 (29-34-39) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping ending with RS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 12 (14-17-19) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 12 (15-17-20) sts.
With RS of work facing, slip next 21 (23-23-25) sts from spare needle onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and knit to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 rows, then on following alt rows until there are 24 (29-34-39) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Back to beg of shoulder shaping, ending with WS facing for next row.
Shoulder shaping: Cast off 12 (14-17-19) sts beg next row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 12 (15-17-20) sts.
Ladies’ Version only: Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Beg with a knit row, work 4 rows stocking st.
Work eyelets for optional drawstring: Next row: (RS). K52 (58-64-70). K2tog. yfwd. K3. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Work from *** to *** as given for Back.

SLEEVES
Men’s Version only
: With MC, cast on 56 (60- 64-66) sts.
Beg with a knit row, work 13 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (WS). (Fold line). Knit.
Beg with a knit row, cont in stocking st, inc 1 st at each end of needle on 15th row, and every following 4th row, until there are 102 (108- 114-120) sts.
Cont even until work from fold line measures 19 (20½-21½-23) ins [48 (52-54.5-58) cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
Ladies’ Version only: With A, cast on 60 (64- 66-70) sts.
Beg with a knit row, work 13 rows in stocking st.
Next row: (WS). (Fold line). Knit.
Beg with a knit row, cont in stocking st and inc 1 st at each end of needle on 15th row, and every following 4th row, until there are 102 (108- 114-120) sts.
Cont even until work from fold line measures 16 ins [40.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth leaving to dry. With WS facing, sew Front and Back hem facings in position.
Ladies’ Version only: With WS facing, sew upper facings of Front and Back in position.
Shoulder Gussets: (make 2). With A, cast on 15 sts. Beg with a knit row, work 5 rows stocking st.
Next row: (WS). (Fold line). Knit.
Beg with a knit row, cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at each end of needle on 7th row, and every following 4th (4th-6th-6th) row, until there are 5 (5-3-3) sts.

Sizes S and M only: Cont in stocking st, dec 1 st at each end of needle on 6th row. 3 sts.

All Sizes: Work 3 rows even. Cast off.
With WS facing, sew shoulder gussets in position, placing gusset points at armhole edges and sewing side edges of gussets to upper facings on Front and Back, just inside fold lines.
Ladies’ and Men’s Versions: Place markers 1½ ins [4 cm] down from cast-off edge at each side of sleeve. Sew in sleeves, placing rows above markers between cast-off sts at Front and Back armholes to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams. Fold hem along Fold line to WS and sew in position.
Optional Drawstring for Ladies’ Version only:
With MC and double pointed needles, cast on 5 sts. K5. *Slide sts to other end of needle without turning work. K5. Rep from * until work from beg measures 49 (53-57-61) ins [124.5 (134.5-145-155) cm]. Cast off.
Insert drawstring through hem casing at eyelets and knot ends of drawstring.
Men’s Version only: Neckband: Sew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing, smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 24 (24-25-25) sts down Left Front neck edge. K21 (23-23-25) across Front st holder. Pick up and knit 24 (24-25-25) sts up Right Front neck edge. K45 (47-49-51) from Back st holder. 114 (118- 122-126) sts.
1st row: (WS). *P2. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
2nd row: *K2. P2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
Rep last 2 rows (K2. P2) ribbing for 1½ ins [4 cm] ending on a 1st row. Cast off in ribbing. Sew left shoulder and neckband seam.