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Home : Patterns : Emily Bronte Topper

Free Knitting Pattern: Emily Bronte Topper

Lion Brand® Homespun®Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L30228
Rating: *****4.4 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

About 30 x 38 in. (76 x 96.5 cm), before folding and seaming.

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Homespun®Thick & Quick®

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*Homespun Thick & Quick (Article #792). 88% Acrylic, 12% Polyester; package size: 8.00oz/227.00 gr. (160yds/146m) pull skeins

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Emily Bronte Topper

Lion Brand® Homespun®Thick & Quick®


8 sts + 12 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm). 

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Yo (yarn over)
An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
1. Bring yarn to front, between the needles.
2. Take yarn to back, over the right needle. This creates the new st. You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.


Topper is worked in one piece then folded and seamed.

Cast on 62 sts.
Rows 1-7: Knit.
Rows 8 and 10 (WS): K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Rows 11- 26: Rep Rows 3-10 twice.
Rows 27-30: Knit.
Rows 31-33: K5, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
Rows 34-39: Knit.
Row 40: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 41: Knit.
Row 42: Rep Row 40.
Rep Rows 27-42 four more times.
Knit 4 rows.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Rep last 2 rows.
Knit 4 rows.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Rep last 2 rows.
Knit 6 rows.
Bind off.

Fold piece in half to measure 15 x 38 in. (38 x 96.5). Place marker 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm) down from fold on each side. Seam from marker to lower edge on each side. Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es) yo = yarn over

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.4 (based on 8 reviews)
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Emily Bronte Topper Reviewed by Bev Baker on 2015-02-19 ****
I love this pattern and also the yarn, but my shrug just doesn't hang correctly. It pulls apart at the front and sags at the back. It just doesn't drape easily over shoulders and back. I though I followed directions and measured correctly! If anyone has any advice, I would appreciate it. I'm thinking of pulling it all out and knitting something else. It took me a little more than two skeins.
Bev Baker

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