Trimmed Knit Top

Trimmed Knit Top
Trimmed Knit Top

Free Knitting Pattern - Trimmed Knit Top

Materials: 11 (12) ozs. Sport Yarn or Knitting Wool; 1 pair each knitting needles, Nos. 12 and 10.

Note: Figures in brackets refer to the larger size.

Measurements: Length from shoulder: 23 1/2 (24 1/2) in. To fit: 34-36 (36-38) inch bust.

Tension: Approx. 7 sts. to 1 in.

Work back and front same: With No. 10 needles cast on 136 (144) sts. Work 6 rows garter st., then continue in st. st. until 16 (16 1/2) in. from beg.

Shape Cap Sleeves: Cast on 2 sts. at the beg. of the next 6 rows, then 6 (8) sts. at the beg. of the next 2 rows. Work 6 1/2 (6 3/4) inches.

Shape top of sleeves and shoulders: Cast off 6 sts. at the beg, of the next 14 rows, then 6 (8) sts. at the beg. of the next 2 rows. Cast off remainder.

Sleeve edgings: With No. 12 needles Cast On 8 sts. Work 13 (13 1/2) in. g. st. Cast off.

Neck Edging: With No. 12 needles cast on 8 sts. Work 17 (17 1/2) in. g. st. Cast off.

Side Facings: Work 2. With No. 12 needles cast an 6 sts. Work 6 in. g. st. Cast off.

Finishing: Sew left side seam. Sew 10 (10 1/2) in. of right side seam, leaving 6 in. open at lower edge. Sew sleeve and shoulder seams. Sew seams of edgings and stitch to sleeves and neck. Stitch the facings to the wrong side of the lower opening. Press lightly on the wrong side, using a hot iron over a damp cloth.

Ribbon Trim (Optional): Stitch ribbon trim of choice to top following the design shown in the photo at top of page. Note: For straight stitching lines follow knitted stitches.

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