Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Chunky Yarn Sleeveless Top

This sweet little top can be made with chunky yarn or with double DK.
 
 
 
I used one ball of turquoise acrylic yarn and one ball of Sirdar Snuggly Crofter in pretty pastel colours, knitted together.
 

 
 
The tension is 12sts to 10cm (4")

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chunky-yarn-baby-sleeveless-vest-top

 
Chunky  Sleeveless Top

To fit Chest: 56cm ( 22")
Actual Width: 60cm ( 24 ") 
Length: 27cm ( 10 ½")

 
BACK
Using 6mm needles cast on 37sts.
Work 6 rows in k1, p1 rib. Increase 1 stitch at end of last row (38sts).
Change  to 7mm needles and work in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl) until the back measures 14cm ( 5 ½ “ ) finishing after a purl row.
Shape Armholes
Cast off 2sts at beginning of 2 rows (34sts).
Decrease 1 stitch at each end of next and every following alternate row until 28sts remain. **
Continue without shaping until armholes measure 13cm ( 5” ) finishing after a purl row.
Shape Shoulders
Cast off 6sts, knit to last 6sts and cast these 6sts off. Leave the remaining 16sts on a spare needle or a stitch holder.
FRONT
Work as for the back until **.
Continue without shaping until armhole measures 10 rows less than the back to shoulder shaping, finishing after a purl row.
Shape Front Neck
Knit 10sts and turn (leave the remaining 18sts on a spare needle or a stitch holder).
Decrease 1 stitch at neck edge on every row until 6sts.
Work 5 rows.
Cast off.
With right side facing slip next 8sts on to a spare needle or stitch holder.
Rejoin yarn to remaining 10sts and knit to end.
Decrease 1 stitch at neck edge on every row until 6sts.
Work 5 rows.
Cast off.
NECKBAND
Join right shoulder seam.
With right side facing and using 6mm needles pick up and knit 10sts evenly down left side of neck, 8sts from centre front stitch holder, 9sts evenly up right side of neck, then 16sts from back neck stitch holder.   (43sts)
Work 4 rows in K1, p1 rib.
Cast off loosely in rib.
Join left shoulder and neckband seam.
ARMBANDS (Both Alike)
With right side facing and using 6mm needles pick up and knit 43sts evenly around armhole edge.
Work 4 rows in rib.
Cast off in rib.
MAKE UP
Join side and armband seams. Darn away loose ends.
Decorate with a flower motif if desired.
 
 
 
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6 comments :

  1. Beautiful little vest! I wish I knew knitting a little better :)

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  2. So pretty! thanks for sharing the pattern :-)

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  3. So cute! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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  4. This is so cute! I can imagine my cat wearing one of these.....

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  5. How many stitches to make it newborn size?

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