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This beautiful top incorporates simple, eye-catching elements. Shown in Bernat Bamboo.

Sizes

Extra-Small/Small
28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
37¾ ins [96 cm]
Medium
36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
41 ins [104 cm]
Large
40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
44½ ins [113 cm]
Extra-Large
44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
49 ins [124.5 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large
48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
57 ins [144.5 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large
56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
65 ins [165 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $7.10

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Extra-Small/Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra-Large
  • 2/3 Extra-Large
  • 4/5 Extra-Large
To fit bust measurement
28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
Finished bust
37¾ ins [96 cm]

Step 2:

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

Main Color (MC)

Bamboo | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 10/6mm
$4.40

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$2.70
The materials for this project cost $7.10

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

Inc(s) = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Small 28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
Medium 36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
Large 40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
Extra-Large 44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
Finished bust
Extra-Small/Small 37¾ ins [96 cm]
Medium 41 ins [104 cm]
Large 44½ ins [113 cm]
Extra-Large 49 ins [124.5 cm]
2/3 Extra-Large 57 ins [144.5 cm]
4/5 Extra-Large 65 ins [165 cm]

MATERIALS

Bamboo
SizesExtra-Small/SmallMediumLargeExtra-Large2/3 Extra-Large4/5 Extra-Large 
Main Color (MC)
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81012131416
Size 6 mm (U.S. 10) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 st holders.

GAUGE

14 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

Front
**Cast on 66 (72-78-86-100-114) sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.**
Beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st, dec 1 st each end of needle on 9th and every following 6th row 2 (2-2-2-1-1) time(s) more. 60 (66-72-80-96-110) sts.
Work 9 rows even.
Cont in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and every following 10th row 2 (2-2-2-1-1) time(s) more. 66 (72-78-86-100-114) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 14 ins [35.5 cm], ending with a purl row.**
Shape armholes and front "drape": Cast off 5 (6-7-9-12-15) sts beg next 2 rows. 56 (60-64-68-76-84) sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. K2tog. K24 (26-28-30-34-38). M1 (place marker on just made st). Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2. 55 (59-63-67-75-83) sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K2. K2tog. Knit to marked st. M1 (place marker on just made st). K1. M1 (place marker on just made st). Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
5th row: K2. K2tog. Knit to marked st. M1 (place marker on just made st). Knit to marked st. K1. M1 (place marker on just made st). Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
6th row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (3-4-5-7-9) times more. 55 (59-63-67-75-83) sts.
Next row: Knit to marked st. M1 (place marker on just made st). Knit to marked st. K1. M1 (place marker on just made st). Knit to end of row.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 1 (1-1-2-2-4) time(s) more. 59 (63-67-73-81-93) sts.
Next row: Knit to marked st. M1 (place marker on just made st). Knit to marked st. K1. M1 (place marker on just made st). Knit to end of row.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows 4 (5-5-5-5-4) times more. 69 (75-79-85-93-103) sts.
Work 2 rows even, ending with a purl row.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 8 (9-10-11-13-15) sts beg next 2 rows. Leave rem 53 (57-59-63-67-73) sts on a st holder.
Back
Work from ** to ** as given for Front.
Shape armholes: Cast off 5 (6-7-9-12-15) sts beg next 2 rows. 56 (60-64-68-76-84) sts.
Next row: (RS). K2. K2tog. Knit to last 4 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. K2.
Next row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (5-6-4-9-11) times more. 46 (48-50-52-56-60) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures same length as Front before shoulders, ending with a purl row.
Shape shoulders: Cast off 8 (9-10-11-13-15) sts beg next 2 rows. Leave rem 30 sts on a st holder.
Sleeves
Right side: (make 2).
Cast on 18 (18-19-20-21-22) sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
Beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st at beg of row only on 9th (7th-7th-3rd-3rd-3rd) row and every following 8th (6th-6th-2nd-2nd-2nd) row to 22 (24-25-21-28-39) sts.
Sizes XL and 2/3 XL only: Inc 1 st at beg of row only on every following 4th row to (30-33) sts.
All sizes: Cont even until work from beg measures 9 ins [23 cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape top: Cast off 3 (4-5-6-9-11) sts beg of next row. 19 (20-20-24-24-28) sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Dec 1 st beg of next and every following 4th row 1 (1-3-0-2-0) time(s) more, then every following alt row 10 (11-8-15-13-18) times, then every row 3 times. 4 (4-5-5-5-6) sts. Cast off.
Left side: (make 2).
Cast on 18 (18-19-20-21-22) sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
Beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st at end of row only on 9th (7th-7th-3rd-3rd-3rd) row and every following 8th (6th-6th-2nd-2nd-2nd) row to 22 (24-25-21-28-39) sts.
Sizes XL and 2/3 XL only: Inc 1 st at beg of row only on every following 4th row to (30-33) sts.
All sizes: Cont even until work from beg measures 9 ins [23 cm], ending with a knit row.
Shape top: Cast off 3 (4-5-6-9-11) sts beg of next row. 19 (20-20-24-24-28) sts.
Work 2 rows even.
Dec 1 st at end of next and every following 4th row 1 (1-3-0-2-0) time(s) more, then every following alt row 10 (11-8-15-13-18) times, then every row 3 times. 4 (4-5-5-5-6) sts. Cast off.
Finishing
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew right shoulder seam. With RS of work facing, K53 (57-59-63-67-73) from front st holder. K30 from back st holder. 83 (87-89-93-97-103). Cast off knitwise (WS).
Sew in Left and Right sides of sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams. Tack openings on Sleeves evenly spaced in 4 places.