Knitted Red Summer Top
Free Knitting Pattern
Size: S (M, L, XL)
Materials: 1200 - 1600 yds (1100-1500 m) / 300-400 g of red mercerized cotton fingering weight yarn.
Needles size 4 (3.5 mm) and circular needles size 4 (3.5 mm), hook size B (2.5 mm) OR SIZE
NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Cable pattern C2B:
Row 1: c2b (cross 2 back): Slip next st onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next st
from left-hand needle, then knit st from cable needle.
Row 2: p 2.
Repeat rows 1-2.
Lace pattern: 25 st
Gauge: width: 25 st = 5 in (12.5 cm)
2 p, * 1 k, 1 p*, repeat from * to * 5 times, 1 p, *1 p, 1 k*, rep 5 times, 2 p.
Row 2 and all even rows knit k over k and yo, p over p.
1p, yo, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, p2tog (purl 2 stitches together), 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 3p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1 p, p2tog,
1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yo, 1p.
2p, yo, 1p, k2tog (knit 2 stitches together), p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yo, 1p, yo, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1 p, p2tog, k2tog, 1p, yo, 2p.
4p, p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yo, 3p, yo, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, p2tog, 4p.
3p, p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yo, 5p, yo, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, p2tog, 3p.
2p, p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yo, 7p, yo, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, p2tog, 2p.
1p, p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yo, 9p, yo, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, p2tog, 1p.
p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yo, 11p, yo, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, p2tog.
Repeat rows 1-16.
The 1st and last stitch of the pattern are selvedge stitches. To make the edges of your work
even and smooth 2 more stitches (selvedge stitches) are added. You should always slip the first
stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch. The selvedge stitches are not counted in the pattern
unless otherwise specified.
The top is worked from the bottom up, back and front separately. Then back and front are sewn
at the shoulder and side seams. The bottom rib worked in the round of circular needles.
Cast on 103 (111, 121, 131) stitches (including 2 selvedge stitches).
Row 1: 1 selvedge st, p 1 (3, 8, 11), c2b (cable on 2 st), lace pattern on 25 st, c2b, p 2 (3, 3, 4),
c2b, p 2 (3, 3, 4), c2b, lace pattern on 25 st, c2b, p 2 (3, 3, 4), c2b, p 2 (3, 3, 4), c2b, lace pattern on 25 sts, c2b, p 1 (3, 8, 11), 1 selvedge st.
Knit 18 in (46 cm) or to desired length. Cast off.
Knit the same as back. At 11 in (28 cm) start making a V-neck. For this cast off the center stitch
and start decreasing a number of stitches working k2tog in every odd row (1 st decrease on
each side) 20 times. Work each side separately, or at the same time from 2 balls of yarn.
Continue to work as established until the front is the same length as the back. Cast off all the
Join shoulder and side seams. Pick up stitxhes along the bottom on a circular needle. Knit rib
1x1 for 2 in (5 cm). Bind off.
Finish neck and sleeves by crocheting 1 in (2.5 cm) bands with sc (single crochet). If you do
not crochet, finish the neckline and armholes with 1x1 rib.
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November 6, 2013
I have never used circular needles could I half the pattern and do it on 2needles
February 17, 2014
Its just like using 2 needles. Just cast on and knit to the end and turn around and go back across. Its easier than 2 needles, I use circular needles for all my knits.
Hope this helps.
March 8, 2014
Knitting on circular needles are just like knitting with straight, only easier. With the 111 sts to cast on, circulars are more efficient and less chance of losing sts from the tips of the straight needles.
Personally, I now only use dpn straight needles for the small projects...socks etc.
March 8, 2014
You should try the circular needles...you'll love them...Promise!
March 11, 2014
Yes, you could,but don't forget to add a selvedge stitch at each edge, for sewing up later. But give circulars a try! the most important thing to remember is to make sure the stitches aren't twisted before you join. I lay my cast-on on a flat surface, pull the stitches to the outside, and join. Good luck either way.
March 7, 2014
What can you do to make the top in a smaller size, 6-8?
March 8, 2014
I don't understand the abbreviations, is there a guide somewhere? They are different from what I'm used to seeing.
April 3, 2014
Can u please explain C2b and how do u make it
March 8, 2014
The pattern says on even rows: Row 2 and all even rows knit k over k and yon, p over p.
Could you explain this a bit more. I think I understand but would like a clarification. Thanks.
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April 12, 2014
explain row two, And do I add two stitch on each end of each row. Explain the weight of the yarn. 1ply, 2ply, or 3ply.