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Home : Patterns : Knit T-Top

Free Knitting Pattern: Knit T-Top

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: kwe-ttop
Rating: **2.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Medium, Large
Finished garment measures 40 (44) inches
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 27, 2003)

strong>Shape neck: Next Row: Work 69 (72) sts. Attach new yarn, work center 32 (35) sts and place them on holder for Front of neck, work rem 69 (72) sts.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-127: Wool-Ease Yarn: Mink Brown
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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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Knit T-Top

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in rev st st on size 8 needles. 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.

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Garment is made in one piece beg at lower edge of Front and ending at lower edge of Back.

Body: Front:
With smaller needles, cast on 90 (99) sts. Work in garter st (k every row) for 2", end WS. Change to larger needles and work in rev st st as foll:

Slits: RS Row:
K 2, p 86 (95), k 2.
WS Row: K across. Rep these 2 rows for 1" more. Cont in rev st st only on all sts until Front measures 7" from beg.

Shape Sleeves:
Cast on 2 sts at beg of next 6 rows - 102 (111) sts. Then cast on 34 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 170 (179) sts. Piece should measure 37¾ (39¾)" wide. Work even until Front measures 16½" from beg.

Shape neck:
Next Row:
Work 69 (72) sts. Attach new yarn, work center 32 (35) sts and place them on holder for Front of neck, work rem 69 (72) sts. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, at each neck edge bind off 3 sts once, then 2 sts three times - 60 (63) sts. When Front measure 18" from beg and Sleeve measures 10" from cast-on, join at back of neck as foll:

Next Row: Work 60 (63) sts, cast on 50 (53) sts for back of neck, work rem 60 (63) sts - 170 (179) sts.
Back: Working in one piece again with one ball of yarn, work even on 170 (179) sts until Sleeve measures 20" from first Sleeve cast-on. Bind off 34 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 102 (111) sts. Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 6 rows - 90 (99) sts. Work even until piece measures 33" from beg, end WS.

Slits: RS Row:
K 2, p 86 (95), k 2.
Next Row: K across. Rep these 2 rows for 1". Change to smaller needles. Work in garter for 2". Bind off to gauge.

With smaller needles, pick up 90 sts along Sleeve edge. Work in garter st for 2". Bind off.
Neck Edge: With RS facing and circular needles, pick up and k 108 (114) sts around neck edge including sts on holders. P 1 rnd. Bind off as if to p. Sew side and sleeve seams leaving side slits open.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) bet = between
BO = bind off ch(s) = chain(s)
CO = cast on cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
meas = measure(s) ndl(s) = needle(s)
opp = opposite p = purl
pat = pattern rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: **2.0 (based on 1 review)
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Knit T-Top Reviewed by Elizabeth Nolan on 2012-03-09 **
It's hard to tell what this garment looks like. It should have been made in a lighter color and the photo doesn't show what it looks like from the front. Your instructions should have a schematic to make them easier to follow. The garment looks "baggy".

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