Yoke top knitting pattern

Women's top knitting pattern

Top knitting patternSIZE 8 (10:12:14:16:18:20:22:24)

YARN

Cashmered 3ply yarn (3 ply/light fingering weight; 100% cashmere; 160m/175yds per 25g ball)

Pink 51891 6 (6:7:7:8:8:9:9:10) balls

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 pair 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) knitting needles

1 pair 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) knitting needles

1 set 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 80cm long

6mm (UK 4/US H/8) crochet hook or thread, for threading beads

2 stitch markers

Stitch holders or waste yarn 76 (82:86:86:90:90:94:94:94)

Swarovski Crystal 6mm

Bicone Beads

TENSION

30 sts and 40 rows to 10cm over st st on 3mm needles

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

PB: Place bead. Slip first st on LH needle purlwise, dropping extra wrap. Draw this through two beads using crochet hook or thread and place back on LH needle. K1, trying not to stretch stitch.

STITCH PATTERNS

K2, P2 RIB

Row 1 (RS): (K2, P2) to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 2 (WS): (P2, K2) to last 2 sts, P2.

Rep these 2 rows for pattern.

BACK

Using 2.75mm needles, cast on 118 (126:134:142:150:158:166:174:182) sts.

Work in K2, P2 rib for 2.5cm, ending after a WS row and dec 0 (0:0:0:0:2:2:2:2) sts evenly on last row.

118 (126:134:142:150:156:164:172:180) sts.

Change to 3mm needles.

Beg with a RS row, work in st st for 20 rows.

SHAPE WAIST

Next row (RS): K2tog, K33 (36:38:41:44:46:48:51:54), SSK, pm, K44 (46:50:52:54:56: 60:62:64), pm, K2tog, K33 (36:38:41:44:46:48:51:54), K2tog.

114 (122:130:138:146:152:160:168:176) sts.

Work in st st for 7 rows.

Dec row (RS): K2tog, K to 2 sts before mrk, SSK, slm, knit to next mrk, slm, K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog. 4 sts dec'd.

Work in st st for 7 rows.

Rep last 8 rows twice more. 102 (110:118:126:134:140:148:156:164) sts. Work even in st st for 8 rows.

Inc row (RS): KFB, knit to mrk, M1L, slm, knit to mrk, slm, M1R, knit to last st, KFB. 4 sts inc'd.

Work in st st for 5 rows.

Rep last 6 rows 5 times more.

126 (134:142:150:158:164:172:180:188) sts.

Work even in st st until work meas 35.5cm from cast-on or desired length to armhole, ending after a WS row and removing markers.

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Cast off 4 (4:5:5:5:6:7:7:8) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then cast off 3 (3:3:3:4:4:4:5:5) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

112 (120:126:134:140:144:150:156:162) sts.**

Dec 1 st at each end of foll 3rd (3rd:3rd:1st:1st:1st:1st:1st:1st) row, then every foll 4 (4:4:2:2:2:2:2:2) rows 6 (6:7:2:4:4:4:6:8) times, then every foll 0 (0:0:4:4:4:4:4:4) rows 0 (0:0:7:6:6:7:6:5) times.

98 (106:110:114:118:122:126:130:134) sts.

Purl 1 WS row.

Leave sts on holder.

FRONT

Work as for Back to **.

Work even in st st for 2 (2:2:0:0:0:0:0:0) rows.

Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then every 2nd row 0 (0:0:1:3:3:3:5:7) times. 110 (118:124:130:132:136:142:144:146) sts.

Purl 1 WS row.

Next row (RS): K2tog 0 (0:0:1:1:1:1:1:1) time, K28 (29:29:30:31:33:33:34:35), turn and leave rem 82 (89:95:98:99:101:107:108:109) sts of row on holder.

28 (29:29:31:32:34:34:35:36) sts.

SHAPE LEFT NECK AND ARMHOLE

Note: Read ahead; raglan and neck shaping are worked at the same time.

To shape neck, cast off 4 (4:3:4:5:6:5:6:8) sts at beg of next WS row, 3 (3:3:4:4:5:5:6:6) sts at beg of foll WS row, 3 (3:3:3:4:4:4:4:5) sts at beg of foll WS row, and 2 (3:2:3:3:4:3:4:4) sts at beg of next WS row, then dec 1 st at neck edge on next RS row, then every foll RS row 7 (7:8:7:7:6:7:6:5) times more; AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at armhole edge of next RS row, then every foll 4th row 5 (5:6:6:5:5:6:5:4) times more.

2 sts rem after all decs are complete.

Purl 1 row, then K2tog on foll row and fasten off.

SHAPE RIGHT NECK AND ARMHOLE

With RS of Front facing, place centre 54 (60:66:66:66:66:72:72:72) sts on holder for front neck. Rejoin yarn to remaining 28 (29:29:32:33:35:35:36:37) sts.

Next row (RS): K28 (29:29:30:31:33:33:34:35), K2tog 0 (0:0:1:1:1:1:1:1) time. 28 (29:29:31:32:34:34:35:36) sts.

Cont as for left neck and armhole, reversing shapings.

SLEEVES

(both alike)

With 2.75mm needles, cast on 74 (74:78:82:90:94:98:102:110) sts.

Work in K2, P2 rib for 2.5cm, ending after a WS row.

Change to 3mm needles.

Beg with a RS row, cont in st st, inc 1 st at each end of 1st row, then every foll 6th row 6 (8:8:8:8:8:7:7:7) times more.

88 (92:96:100:108:112:114:118:126) sts.

Work even in st st until work meas 15cm from cast-on, ending after a WS row.

SHAPE SLEEVE HEAD

Cast off 4 (4:5:5:5:6:7:7:8) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 3 (3:3:3:4:4:4:5:5) sts at beg of foll 2 rows.

74 (78:80:84:90:92:92:94:100) sts.

Dec 1 st at each end of 3rd row, then every foll 3rd row 8 (8:9:10:5:4:7:6:1) times more, then every 2nd row 0 (0:0:0:7:9:6:8:15) times more.

56 (60:60:62:64:64:64:64:66) sts.

Work even in st st for 2 rows, then leave rem sts on holder.

NECK

Sew Front and Back together at side seams, sew sleeve seams and sew all raglans except back right raglan.

Using 3mm circular needles and with RS facing, across 98 (106:110:114:118:122:126: 130:134) held sts of back neck: (K4, K2tog) to last 2 (4:2:0:4:2:0:4:2) sts, K2 (4:2:0:4:2:0:4:2); across 56 (60:60:62:64:64:64:64:66) held sts of left sleeve: K2 (0:0:2:4:4:4:4:0), (K2tog, K4) to end; pick up and knit 17 (17:19:17:18:17:19:17:15) sts down left front neck; across 54 (60:66:66:66:66:72:72:72) sts of front neck: (K4, K2tog) to end; pick up and knit 17 (17:19:17:18:17:19:17:15) sts up right front neck; across 56 (60:60:62:64:64:64:64:66) sts of right sleeve: (K4, K2tog) to last 2 (0:0:2:4:4:4:4:0) sts, knit to end.

Do not join to work in the rnd. Turn.

255 (273:285:288:298:299:311:311:312) sts.

**Knit 5 (5:5:5:7:7:7:9:9) rows.

Next row (RS): Knit, wrapping yarn twice for every stitch (this will create elongated stitches).

Next row (WS): Knit, dropping second wrap of every stitch.

Next row: Knit.**

Next row (WS): K13 (13:14:14:14:14:15:15:15), K3tog, *K18 (18:19:19:20:20:21:21:21), K3tog; rep from * to last 8 (5:4:7:5:6:5:5:6) sts, knit to end.

231 (247:259:262:272:273:285:285:286) sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Next row (RS): Knit, wrapping yarn twice for every stitch (this will create elongated stitches).

Next row: Dropping every extra wrap: K4 (3:3:5:4:4:4:4:5), (PB, K5) to last 5 (4:4:5:4:5:5:5:5) sts, PB, knit to end.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K12 (12:13:13:13:13:14:14:14), K3tog, *K16 (16:17:17:18:18:19:19:19), K3tog; rep from * to last 7 (4:3:6:4:5:4:4:5) sts, knit to end.

207 (221:233:236:246:247:259:259:260) sts.

Next row: Knit.

Rep from ** to *** once more.

Next row (WS): K11 (11:12:12:12:12:13:13:13), K3tog, *K14 (14:15:15:16:16:17:17:17), K3tog; rep from * to last 6 (3:2:5:3:4:3:3:4) sts, knit to end.

183 (195:207:210:220:221:233:233:234) sts.

Knit 5 rows. Cast off knitwise.

FINISHING

Sew remaining raglan and neck seam. Weave in ends. Block to measurements, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.

Design by Jennie Atkinson

Measurements

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