Women's top knitting pattern

Knitted top for women

Top knitting patternSIZE S (M, L, 1X)

DEC 1

At beginning of RS rows K1, SSK.

At beginning of WS rows K2tog, k1.

SEED STITCH IN ROWS

OVER AN ODD NUMBER OF STITCHES

Every row K1, [p1, k1] to end.

SIMPLE SEED FOR BACK, RIGHT FRONT

MULTIPLE OF 4

Row 1 (RS) [K3, p1] to end.

Row 2 and all WS rows Purl.

Rows 3 and 7 Knit.

Row 5 K1, [p1, k3] to last 3 stitches, p1, k2.

Row 8 Purl.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

SIMPLE SEED FOR LEFT FRONT

MULTIPLE OF 4

Row 1 (RS) K1, [p1, k3] to last 3, p1, k2.

Row 2 and all WS rows Purl.

Rows 3 and 7 Knit.

Row 5 [K3, p1] to end.

Row 8 Purl.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

Back

Shirttail Border

With smaller 24" needle and using long-tail cast-on, cast on 107 (117, 129, 141). Work in Seed Stitch until piece measures 6", end with a RS row.

Next row (WS) Purl. Change to larger needle.

Body

Row 1 (RS) K1 (0, 0, 0), work in Simple Seed for Back to last 2 (1, 1, 1) stitches, knit to end.

Row 2 (WS) Purl. Continue as established until piece measures 16 1/2 (16 1/2, 17, 17)", end with a WS row.

Shape armholes

At beginning of next 2 rows, bind off 4 (5, 6, 6). Dec 1 each side every RS row 3 (4, 4, 5) times, every 4 rows 1 (1, 1, 2) times, then every 6 rows once — 89 (95, 105, 113) stitches. Next row (RS) K1, place marker (pm) for sleeve cap, work to last stitch, pm for sleeve cap, k1. Continue as established until armhole measures 4 (4, 4 1/2, 4 1/2)", end with a WS row.

Shape sleeve caps

Next row: Increase row (RS) Work Simple Seed for Right Front to sleeve cap marker, M1R, slip marker (sm), work to sleeve cap marker, sm, M1L, work Simple Seed for Left Front to end — 2 stitches increased. [Work 3 rows even; work Increase Row] 1 (1, 0, 0) time, [work 1 row even; work Increase Row] 10 (12, 14, 17) times—113 (123, 135, 149) stitches. Work even until armhole measures 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9)", end with a WS row.

Shape shoulders

Begin short rows: SR 1 and 2 [Work to last 9 (10, 12, 13), wrap and turn (W&T)] twice. SR 3 and 4 [Work to 8 (9, 11, 12) before wrap, W&T] twice. SR 5 and 6 [Work to 8 (10, 11, 13) before wrap, W&T] twice. SR 7 and 8 [Work to 9 (10, 11, 13) before wrap, W&T] twice. SR 9 and 10 [Work to end, hiding wraps] twice. Mark center 47 (49, 47, 49) stitches for back neck. Cut yarn. Place stitches on hold. 

SEED STITCH IN ROUNDS OVER AN EVEN NUMBER OF STITCHES

Set-up Round 1 [K1, p1] to end.

Every Round Knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches.

Front

Border

With smaller 24" needle and using long-tail cast-on, cast on 107 (117, 129, 141). Work in Seed Stitch until piece measures 4", end with a RS row. Next row (WS) Purl, decreasing 0 (2, 0, 2) stitches evenly spaced across —107 (117, 129, 141) stitches. Change to larger needle.

Body

Row 1 (RS) Work Simple Seed for Left Front over 32 (36, 44, 48) stitches, k1 (2, 0, 2), pm, work Lace and Bobble Pattern over 41 stitches, pm, k1 (2, 0, 2), work Simple Seed for Right Front to end. Continue as established until piece measures 14 1/2 (14 1/2, 15, 15)", end with a WS row.

Shape armholes

Shape armhole as for back—89 (95, 105, 113) stitches. Place sleeve cap markers and work even until armhole measures 4 (4, 4 1/2, 5)", end with a WS row. Mark center 41 (43, 41, 43) stitches for front neck.

Shape sleeve caps and neck

Next row (RS) Work Simple Seed for Right Front to sleeve cap marker, M1R, sm, work to front neck marker, join a second ball of yarn and bind off marked center stitches, work to sleeve cap marker, sm, M1L, work Simple Seed for Left Front to end. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, continue shaping sleeve caps as for back and AT SAME TIME, Dec 1 at each neck edge every 8 rows 3 times — 33 (37, 44, 50) stitches remain each side. Work even until armhole measures same as back to shoulder, end with a WS row. Place right shoulder stitches on hold.

Shape left shoulder

Next row (RS) Work to end. Begin short rows: SR 1 and 2 Work to last 9 (10, 12, 13), W&T; work to end. SR 3 and 4 Work to 8 (9, 11, 12) before wrap, W&T; work to end. SR 5 and 6 Work to 8 (10, 11, 13) before wrap, W&T; work to end. SR 7 (WS) Work to end, hiding wraps. Place stitches on hold. Cut yarn.

Shape right shoulder

Return held right shoulder stitches to needle. Shape right shoulder as for left shoulder EXCEPT begin shaping on a RS row.

Finishing

Join shoulders

Graft front to back at shoulders.

Neck band

With RS facing, smaller 16" needle and beginning at left shoulder seam, pick up and knit (PUK) along left front neck, pm, PUK across bound-off front neck stitches, pm, PUK along right front neck, pm, knit across held back stitches. Pm and join to work in the round. Next round [SSK, work Seed Stitch to 2 before marker, k2tog, sm] 4 times. Repeat last round twice more. Bind off in pattern.

Arm bands

With smaller RS facing, 16" needle, PUK along armhole edge. Count stitches and adjust to an odd number of stitches on next row if necessary. Work in Seed Stitch for 4 rows. Bind off in pattern.

Sew side seams, leaving borders at bottom unsewn for welts. Block.

LACE AND BOBBLE PATTERN

41-STITCH PANEL

Row 1 (RS) P2, 1/1 RT, k1, yo, p2tog, 1/1 LT, p2, k4, yo, SSK, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, SSK, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, p2, 1/1 RT, k1, yo, p2tog, 1/1 LT, p2.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 (WS) K2, p7, k2, p19, k2, p7, k2.

Row 3 P2, 1/1 LT, SSP, yo, k1, 1/1 RT, p2, k5, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, SSSK, yo, k5, p2, 1/1 LT, SSP, yo, k1, 1/1 RT, p2.

Row 5 P2, 1/1 RT, k1, yo, p2tog, 1/1 LT, p2, yo, SSK, k3, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, SSK, k3, k2tog, yo, p2, 1/1 RT, k1, yo, p2tog, 1/1 LT, p2.

Row 7 P2, 1/1 LT, SSP, yo, k1, 1/1 RT, p2, k1, yo, SSK, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, MB, k1, MB, k2, yo, SSK, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p2, 1/1 LT, SSP, yo, k1, 1/1 RT, p2.

Row 9 P2, 1/1 RT, k1, yo, p2tog, 1/1 LT, p2, k2, yo, SSSK, yo, k2, MB, k3, MB, k2, yo, k3tog, yo, k2, p2, 1/1 RT, k1, yo, p2tog, 1/1 LT, p2.

Row 11 P2, 1/1 LT, SSP, yo, k1, 1/1 RT, p2, k3, yo, SSK, k1, MB, k5, MB, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, p2, 1/1 LT, SSP, yo, k1, 1/1 RT, p2.

Row 13 P2, 1/1 RT, k1, yo, p2tog, 1/1 LT, p2, yo, k4, SSK, k7, k2tog, k4, yo, p2, 1/1 RT, k1, yo, p2tog, 1/1 LT, p2.

Row 14 K2, p7, k2, p1, yo, p4, p2tog, p5, SSP, p4, yo, p1, k2, p7, k2.

Row 15 P2, 1/1 LT, SSP, yo, k1, 1/1 RT, p2, k2, yo, k4, SSK, k3, k2tog, k4, yo, k2, p2, 1/1 LT, SSP, yo, k1, 1/1 RT, p2.

Row 16 K2, p7, k2, p3, yo, p4, p2tog, p1, SSP, p4, yo, p3, k2, p7, k2.

MAKE BOBBLE (MB)

Knit in front and back and front of next stitches. Slip the 3 new stitches back to the left needle, [k3, slip the 3 stitches back to the left needle] twice. Move the working yarn between the needles from back to front, slip the 3 stitches to the right needle, move the working yarn between the needles from front to back, slip the 3 stitches to the left needle. Cinching the wrap tightly underneath the newly made group of stitches, p3tog.

PUK

With RS facing, pick up and knit (PUK) at the following rates: 3 stitches for every 4 rows along vertical and diagonal edges AND 1 stitch for every bound-off or held stitch.

Design by Anne Jones

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