Knitted Red Summer Top
Free Knitting Pattern
Size: 12/14 (42/44)
Materials: 300 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
Row 1: c2b (cable on 2 st)
Row 2: 2p.
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 yon, p over p.
1p, yon, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, p2tog (purl 2 stitches together), 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 3p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1 p, p2tog, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yon, 1p.
2p, yon, 1p, k2tog (knit 2 stitches together), p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yon, 1p, yon, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1 p, p2tog, k2tog, 1p, yon, 2p.
4p, p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yon, 3p, yon, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, p2tog, 4p.
3p, p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yon, 5p, yon, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, p2tog, 3p.
2p, p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yon, 7p, yon, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, p2tog, 2p.
1p, p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yon, 9p, yon, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, p2tog, 1p.
p2tog, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, yon, 11p, yon, 1p, 1k, 1p, 1k, 1p, p2tog.
Repeat rows 1-16.
Cast on 111 stitches (including 2 edge stitches).
Row 1. 3p, c2b (cable on 2 st), *lace pattern on 25 st, c2b, 3p, c2b, 3p, c2b*, rep from * to * once, lace pattern, c2b, 3p.
Knit 18 in (46 cm). 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 knitting togeter 2 st in every odd row. Do this until 24 st left. cast off. Knit the same the other side.
Join shoulder and side seams. Cast on on a circular needles 142 st. Knit rib 1k, 1p 2 in (5 cm).
Finish neck and sleeves by crocheting 1 in (2.5 cm) bands with sc (single crochet).
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December 15, 2012
This is so pretty. I think I might try to use a worsted yarn and larger needles to make it larger.
April 13, 2012
this is beautiful, wish I knew enough to make pattern a larger size....
April 13, 2012
I would love it size 16/18 if it is
September 26, 2012
To make it wider you could play around with adding an extra "3p, c2b" to each side of the center lace panel and perhaps at the sides as well...