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This colder shoulder top is knitted top-down. It’s perfect for use up all the yarn you have.  You should choose the size base on the chest circumference. The shoulder strap chould also slightly adjust the length of the top. There are also multiple styles for the top. You could just use the strap only or buttons only to get a different look.

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Yarn( DK | Light Worsted weighed yarn) Weight Category 3

Cascade Ultra Pima – Taupe(3759) (3.5 oz /50 g; 218 yds/200 m)
Amount Required(approx.): size 1/2: 218 yds (1 skein); size 3/4: 266 yds (2 skein); size 5/6: 298 yds (2 skein); size 7/8: 366 yds (2 skein); size 9/10: 436 yds (2 skein); size XS: 478 yds (3 skein); size S: 542 yds (3 skein); size M:626 yds (3 skein); size L: 698 yds (4 skein); size XL: 770 yds (4 skein); size 2XL: 862 yds (4 skein); size 3XL: 942 yds (5 skein); size 4XL: 1064 yds (5 skein).

Tools and Notions:

3.75mm (5) knitting needle or size needed to obtain gauge
darning needle
stitch marker
two ½ in buttons

Finish Size:

Chest Circumference: size 1/2: 21 inches; size 3/4: 24 inches; size 5/6: 26 inches; size 7/8: 27½ inches; size 9/10: 30½ inches; size XS: 32 inches; size S: 33½ inches; size M: 36¾ inches; size L: 40 inches; size XL: 43 inches; size 2XL: 48 inches; size 3XL: 51 inches; size 4XL: 55¾ inches.

Gauge: (in 4″ x 4″/10cm x 10cm)

21 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st.

bo = bind off
co = cast on
K = knit
K2tog = knit 2 together
P = purl
pm = place marker
rep =repeat
Rnd = round
RS = right side
s2kp = slip two stitches as if to k2tog, knit the next stitch, pass the two slipped stitches together over the knit stitch (centralized double decrease)
skp = slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over
sm = slip marker
St(s) = stitches
YO = yarn over

Stitch Explanation:

Garter st:
In rows: Row 1(RS): K. Row 2(WS): K.
In rounds: Row 1(RS): K. Row 2(RS): P.

Stockinette st.
In rows: Row 1(RS): K. Row 2(WS): P.
In rounds: Row 1(RS): K. Row 2(RS): K.

Pattern Notes:

  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Sizing in pattern will be listed as 1/2 (3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10) {XS, S, M, L} XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL. When only one number is given, it applied to all sizes. You may circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
  • Fits chest circumference: 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) {30, 32, 34, 38} 42, 46, 50, 54 inches with 1-3 inches positive ease.
  • This cold shoulder top is knitted top-down in 2 pieces (upper front and upper back) then join them together and work in rounds. You may add the neckline & armhole edging before you complete the main body so that you could use up all the yarn you have.


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