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Sense of Summer Seamless Top

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Summer Top Knitting Pattern

Size: S (M, L, XL, 2X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 34 [38, 42, 46, 50] inches (86 [96, 106, 116, 127] cm

Materials: Sinfonia by Omega sport weight yarn (100% cotton), 218 yards (199 meters) / 100 gr, color Deep Blue - 3 (3, 4, 5, 5) skeins

Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 1 (2.25 mm) circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge in Basketweave pattern: 24 sts x 32 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) on larger needles.

Basketweave pattern in rows:
Multiple of 8

Rows 1 and 3: *p 3, k 2, p3, repeat from *
Rows 2, 4, 8, 10: knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts
Row 5: *k 2, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 2, repeat from *
Row 6: purl
Rows 7 and 9: *k 1, p 6, k 1, repeat from *
Row 11: *ssk, yo, k 4, yo, k2tog, repeat from *
Row 12: purl
Repeat rows 1-12

Basketweave pattern in rounds:
Multiple of 8

Rows 1 and 3: *p 3, k 2, p3, repeat from *
Rows 2, 4, 8, 10: knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts
Row 5: *k 2, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 2, repeat from *
Row 6: knit
Rows 7 and 9: *k 1, p 6, k 1, repeat from *
Row 11: *ssk, yo, k 4, yo, k2tog, repeat from *
Row 12: knit
Repeat rows 1-12

Rib 1x1
All rows: k1, p1

Wrap and turn in the short rows:
With yarn in front sl 1 stitch to the right needle
Move yarn between the needles to the back
Slip the stitch back to the left needle
Turn the work and bring yarn back to the wrong side between the needles.
As you work the stitch, which was wrapped, pick up this strand on the right side of the fabric, put it on the left needle and work it together with the stitch, around which it was wrapped.



Directions

The top is worked from the top down without seams. The garment starts at the shoulder seams. The back and front are knitted separately. Each is worked back and forth to the underarms. The shoulder slopes are shaped with short rows. Then the rest of the body is worked in-the-round. The armholes and the neckline is finished with the 1x1 ribbing.

Back

Cast on 82 (90, 98, 106, 106) sts using provisional cast on method.
Row 1 (RS): sl 1, p 3, *k 2, p 6, from * repeat 8 (9, 10, 11, 11) more times, end with k 2, p 4, turn
Row 2: knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts
Row 3: repeat row 1, place markers after 28th (30th, 33rd, 35th, 35th) and 54th (60th, 65th, 71st, 71st) sts. The stitches between the markers are neck sts.
Start shaping shoulder slopes:
Row 4: work as established to 4 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 5: work as established to 4 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 6: work as established to 8 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 7: work as established to 8 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 8: work as established to 12 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 9: work as established to 12 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 10: work as established to 16 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 11: work as established to 16 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 12: work as established to 20 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 13: work as established to 20 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 14: work as established to 24 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 15: work as established to 24 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.

For size S
Row 16: work as established to the end of the row.
Row 17: work as established.
Row 18: work as established.
Row 19: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 19-78: work Basketweave pattern.
To shape the armholes, starting from row 61 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row. Increase a total of 9 times. Transfer all the stitches to a length of yarn or to another circular needle.

For size M
Row 16: work as established to 28 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 17: work as established to 28 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 18: work as established to the end of the row.
Row 19: work as established to to the end of the row.
Row 20: work as established.
Row 21: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 21-80: work Basketweave pattern.
To shape the armholes, starting from row 63 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row. Increase a total of 9 times. Transfer all the stitches to a length of yarn or to another circular needle.

For size L
Row 16: work as established to 28 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 17: work as established to 28 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 18: work as established to 32 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 19: work as established to 32 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 20: work as established to the end of the row.
Row 21: work as established.
Row 22: work as established.
Row 23: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 23-88: work Basketweave pattern.
To shape the armholes, starting from row 71 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row. Increase a total of 9 times. Transfer all the stitches to a length of yarn or to another circular needle.

For size XL
Row 16: work as established to 28 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 17: work as established to 28 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 18: work as established to 32 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 19: work as established to 32 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 20: work as established to the end of the row.
Row 21: work as established.
Row 22: work as established.
Row 23: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 23-94: work Basketweave pattern.
To shape the armholes, starting from row 77 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row. Increase a total of 9 times. Transfer all the stitches to a length of yarn or to another circular needle.

For size 2X
Row 16: work as established to 28 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 17: work as established to 28 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 18: work as established to 32 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 19: work as established to 32 sts past the second marker, wrap and turn.
Row 20: work as established to the end of the row.
Row 21: work as established.
Row 22: work as established.
Row 23: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 23-94: work Basketweave pattern.
To shape the armholes, starting from row 77 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row. Increase a total of 9 times. Transfer all the stitches to a length of yarn or to another circular needle.

Front

Remove the waste yarn from the provisional cast on stitches of the back and transfer the shoulder sts [28 (30, 33, 35, 35) sts on each side] to the needle. You can leave the neck sts [26 (30, 32, 36, 36) sts] on the waste yarn or transfer them to a yarn holder.

You can work the left and the right parts of the front simultaneously from 2 ball of yarn, or one, then another.

For size S

Right Shoulder

Row 1 (RS): sl 1, p 3, *k 2, p 6, from * repeat 2 more times, turn.
Row 2: sl 1, work 4 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 3: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 4: sl 1, work 8 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 5: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 6: sl 1, work 12 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 7: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 8: sl 1, work 16 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 9: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 10: sl 1, work 20 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 11: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 12: sl 1, work 24 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 13: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 14: sl 1, work as established to the end of the row.
Row 15: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 16: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 17: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 17-70: work Basketwave pattern in rows.
To shape the neckline increase by 1 st at the end of rows 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69.
Row 71: at the end of the row, cast on 14 sts using single cast on method and continue to work the left front stitches.

AT THE SAME TIME
To shape the armholes, starting from row 71 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row for a total of 9 rows.

Left Shoulder

Row 1:  sl 1, p 5, *k 2, p 6, repeat from * 1 more time, end with k 2, p 4, turn.
Row 2: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 3: sl 1, work 4 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 4: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 5: sl 1, work 8 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 6: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 7: sl 1, work 12 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 8: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 9: sl 1, work 16 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 10: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 11: sl 1, work 20 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 12: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 13: sl 1, work 24 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 14: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 15: sl 1, work as established to the end of the row.
Row 16: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 17: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 17-70: work Basketweave pattern in rows.
To shape the neckline increase by 1 st at the beginning of rows 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69.


Front
Rows 71-88: continue to work Basketweave pattern in rows.
To shape the armholes, starting from row 71 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row for a total of 9 rows.

For size M

Right Shoulder

Row 1 (RS): sl 1, p 3, *k 2, p 6, from * repeat 2 more times, end with k 1, p1, turn.
Row 2: sl 1, work 4 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 3: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 4: sl 1, work 8 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 5: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 6: sl 1, work 12 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 7: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 8: sl 1, work 16 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 9: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 10: sl 1, work 20 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 11: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 12: sl 1, work 24 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 13: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 14: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 15: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 16: sl 1, work as established to the end of the row.
Row 17: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 18: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 19: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 19-78: work Basketwave pattern in rows.
To shape the neckline increase by 1 st at the end of rows 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77.
Row 79: at the end of the row cast on 18 sts using single cast on method and continue to work the left front stitches.

AT THE SAME TIME
To shape the armholes, starting from row 79 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row 9 times.

Left Shoulder

Row 1:  sl 1, k1, p 6, *k 2, p 6, repeat from * 1 more time, end with k 2, p 4, turn.
Row 2: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 3: sl 1, work 4 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 4: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 5: sl 1, work 8 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 6: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 7: sl 1, work 12 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 8: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 9: sl 1, work 16 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 10: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 11: sl 1, work 20 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 12: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 13: sl 1, work 24 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 14: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 15: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 16: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 17: sl 1, work as established to the end of the row.
Row 18: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 19: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 19-78: work Basketweave pattern in rows.
To shape the neckline increase by 1 st at the beginning of rows 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77.


Front
Rows 79-96: continue work Basketweave pattern in rows.
To shape the armholes, starting from row 79 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row for a total of 9 rows.

For size L

Right Shoulder

Row 1 (RS): sl 1, p 3, *k 2, p 6, from * repeat 2 more times, end with k 2, p 3, turn.
Row 2: sl 1, work 4 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 3: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 4: sl 1, work 8 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 5: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 6: sl 1, work 12 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 7: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 8: sl 1, work 16 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 9: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 10: sl 1, work 20 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 11: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 12: sl 1, work 24 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 13: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 14: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 15: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 16: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 17: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 18: sl 1, work as established to the end of the row.
Row 19: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 20: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 21: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 21-86: work Basketwave pattern in rows.
To shape the neckline increase by 1 st at the end of rows 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85.
Row 87: at the end of the row cast on 20 sts using single cast on method and continue to work the left front stitches.

AT THE SAME TIME
To shape the armholes, starting from row 87 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row 9 times.

Left Shoulder

Row 1:  sl 1, p 2, *k 2, p 6, repeat from * 2 more times, end with k 2, p 4, turn.
Row 2: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 3: sl 1, work 4 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 4: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 5: sl 1, work 8 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 6: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 7: sl 1, work 12 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 8: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 9: sl 1, work 16 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 10: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 11: sl 1, work 20 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 12: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 13: sl 1, work 24 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 14: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 15: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 16: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 17: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 18: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 19: sl 1, work as established to the end of the row.
Row 20: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 21: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 21-86: work Basketweave pattern in rows.
To shape the neckline increase by 1 st at the beginning of rows 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85.


Front
Rows 87-104: continue work Basketweave pattern in rows.
To shape the armholes, starting from row 87 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row for a total of 9 rows.

For size XL

Right Shoulder

Row 1 (RS): sl 1, p 3, *k 2, p 6, from * repeat 2 more times, end with k 2, p 5, turn.
Row 2: sl 1, work 4 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 3: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 4: sl 1, work 8 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 5: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 6: sl 1, work 12 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 7: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 8: sl 1, work 16 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 9: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 10: sl 1, work 20 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 11: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 12: sl 1, work 24 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 13: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 14: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 15: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 16: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 17: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 18: sl 1, work as established to the end of the row.
Row 19: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 20: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 21: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 21-92: work Basketwave pattern in rows.
To shape the neckline increase by 1 st at the end of rows 81, 83, 85, 87, 89, 91.
Row 93: at the end of the row cast on 24 sts using single cast on method and continue to work the left front stitches.

AT THE SAME TIME
To shape the armholes, starting from row 93 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row 9 times.

Left Shoulder

Row 1:  sl 1, p 4, *k 2, p 6, repeat from * 2 more times, end with k 2, p 4, turn.
Row 2: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 3: sl 1, work 4 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 4: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 5: sl 1, work 8 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 6: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 7: sl 1, work 12 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 8: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 9: sl 1, work 16 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 10: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 11: sl 1, work 20 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 12: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 13: sl 1, work 24 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 14: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 15: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 16: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 17: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 18: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 19: sl 1, work as established to the end of the row.
Row 20: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 21: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 21-92: work Basketweave pattern in rows.
To shape the neckline increase by 1 st at the beginning of rows 81, 83, 85, 87, 89, 91.


Front
Rows 93-110: continue work Basketweave pattern in rows.
To shape the armholes, starting from row 93 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row for a total of 9 rows.


For size 2X

Right Shoulder

Row 1 (RS): sl 1, p 3, *k 2, p 6, from * repeat 2 more times, end with k 2, p 5, turn.
Row 2: sl 1, work 4 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 3: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 4: sl 1, work 8 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 5: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 6: sl 1, work 12 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 7: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 8: sl 1, work 16 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 9: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 10: sl 1, work 20 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 11: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 12: sl 1, work 24 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 13: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 14: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 15: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 16: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 17: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 18: sl 1, work as established to the end of the row.
Row 19: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 20: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 21: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 21-98: work Basketwave pattern in rows.
To shape the neckline increase by 1 st at the end of rows 87, 89, 91, 93, 95, 97.
Row 99: at the end of the row cast on 24 sts using single cast on method and continue to work the left front stitches.

AT THE SAME TIME
To shape the armholes, starting from row 99 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row 9 times.

Left Shoulder

Row 1:  sl 1, p 4, *k 2, p 6, repeat from * 2 more times, end with k 2, p 4, turn.
Row 2: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 3: sl 1, work 4 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 4: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 5: sl 1, work 8 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 6: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 7: sl 1, work 12 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 8: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 9: sl 1, work 16 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 10: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 11: sl 1, work 20 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 12: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 13: sl 1, work 24 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 14: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 15: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 16: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 17: sl 1, work 28 sts as established, wrap and turn.
Row 18: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 19: sl 1, work as established to the end of the row.
Row 20: work as established to the end of the row, turn.
Row 21: start working Basketweave pattern in rows from row 5 (see above).
Rows 21-98: work Basketweave pattern in rows.
To shape the neckline increase by 1 st at the beginning of rows 87, 89, 91, 93, 95, 97.


Front
Rows 99-116: continue working Basketweave pattern in rows.
To shape the armholes, starting from row 99 increase by 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row in every odd row for a total of 9 rows.


Bodice

Work front sts as established, cast on 0 (2, 4, 6, 8) sts with single cast on method, continue to work back stitches, cast on 0 (2, 4, 6, 8)  sts with single cast on method, joining to continue working in the round. You now have 200 (224, 248, 272, 296) sts.
Now work the Basketweave pattern in rounds for 54 (60, 66, 72, 78) rounds or to desired length.
Work the last round *k3, k2tog, repeat across.
Change to smaller needles and work rib 1x1 for 10 rounds. Bind off.

Finishing

Using smaller needles work rib 1x1 arond the neckline for 8 rounds. For this, transfer the neck stitches from the length of yarn and pick up sts around the rest of the neck line. Bind off.
Using smaller needles pick up sts around the armholes and work rib 1x1 for 8 rounds. Bind off

Enjoy!

 

 



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Poster: fluffy
March 29, 2016

hello i had found this pattern from allfreeknitting. i think this sweater is cute but i'm stuck on wrap & turn from row 4 to end.
on row 4 after the wrap & turn do i start with row 5 or continue as basketweave pattern says to knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts on the same row as when u wrap & turn u go back to the same row?? for the shoulder slopes

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