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Free Knitting Pattern -
Attractive Lady's
Cotton Top

lady's cotton topLady's Cotton Top

FREE KNITTING PATTERN for a CHARMING COTTON TOP.

This free knitting pattern has been specifically developed by Performance Yarns for use with their Cotton Queen Plain or Cotton Queen Melange, The Knitting Wool Store does not accept responsibility for it.

Difficulty : intermediate

Size: 36-38

Yarn used: Performance Cotton Queen 270g

Needle: 3mm

Designer: PERFORMANCE YARNS

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Tension:10 x10 cm =26r x 36st

Stitches: knit stitches, purl stitches

DIRECTIONS:

BACK-Cast on 83 stitches. Knit 4 rows in purl stitches. Knit the next 111 rows in knit stitches till the arm curve. To form the arm curve decrease 2 stitches on row 112, 1 stitch on row 114, 1 stitch on row 116. There are 75 stitches left. Knit 41 rows in knit stitches. Do the next 4 rows in purl stitches, another 4 rows in knit stitches, another 4 rows in purl stitches, another 4 rows in knit stitches and the last 4 rows in purl stitches. To form the shoulder line decrease 9 stitches at the same time on each side.

Bind the remaining 69 stitches off straight

 FRONT: Cast on 83 stitches. Knit 4 rows in purl stitches. Continue with 4 rows in knit stitches, 4 rows in purl stitches, 4 rows in knit stitches, 4 rows in purl stitches. Do the next 4 rows by 4 p.st.,3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 51 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 4 p.st. Do the next 4 rows by 4 p.st.,3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 45 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 4 p.st. Do the next 4 rows by 4 p.st., 3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 39 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 4 p.st.

Do the next 4 rows by 4 p.st.,3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 33 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 4 p.st. Do the next 4 rows by 4 p.st.,3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 27 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 4 p.st.

Do the next 4 rows by 4 p.st.,3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 21 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 4 p.st. Do the next 4 rows by 4 p.st., 3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 15 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 4 p.st. Do the next 4 rows by 4 p.st.,3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 9 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 4 p.st. Knit the next rows till row 159 by repeating 3 k.st, 3 p.st. Continue with 4 rows in purl stitches, 4 rows in knit stitches, 4 rows in purl stitches, 4 rows in knit stitches, 4 rows in purl stitches. Increase 1 stitch in the beginning and at the end of each first of these 4 rows. To form the shoulder line decrease 9 stitches at the same time on each side. Bind the remaining 69 stitches off straight.

 FRONT ARM CURVE: Decrease 3 stitches on row 112. Decrease 2 stitches on row 114. Decrease 1 stitch on row 116. There are 72 stitches left.

 SLEEVE : Cast on 69 stitches. Knit 4 rows in purl stitches. Continue with 4 rows in knit stitches, 4 rows in purl stitches, 4 rows in knit stitches, 4 rows in purl stitches. Do the next 4 rows by 3 p.st.,3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 39 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st. Do the next 4 rows by 3 p.st.,3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 33 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st. Do the next 4 rows by 3 p.st.,

3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 27 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st.

Do the next 4 rows by 3 p.st.,3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 21 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st. Do the next 4 rows by 3 p.st.,3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 15 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st.

Do the next 4 rows by 3 p.st.,3 k.st.,3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 9 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st., 3 k.st., 3 p.st, 3 k.st., 3 p.st. Continue knitting by repeating 3 p.st., 3 k.st till finishing the sleeve.

 SLEEVE CURVE: Decrease in the beginning of a row for the front. Decrease at the end of a row for the back. Start the row 63 by decreasing 3 stitches. Decrease 2 stitches at the end of the same row. Decrease 2 stitches at the beginning of row 64. Decrease 1 stitch at the end of the same row. From row 65 on decrease 1 stitch on each row 4 times, 1 stitch on every second row 8 times, 2 stitches 4 times and 3 stitches 2 times. Bind the remaining 10 stitches off straight

 FINISHING: Join the front and back by sewing first the shoulder lines and then the sides. Join the sleeves by sewing too. Wash gently with lukewarm water and mild soap, dry flat.

We hope you enjoy this free knitting pattern, look out for others throughout the site.

lady's top diagramPattern Diagram

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