Knitting patterns - tops and shirts

Graceful Dead Top

Graceful Dead Top

Helene Rush designed Graceful Dead Top, a three-quarter-sleeve pullover with simple right-twist cables that add texture and create the illusion of a smocked bodice.

SIZES

Top is sized to fit Women's Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust 28 (32, 341/2, 381/2, 411/2)" (unstretched)

Bust 35 (39, 411/2, 451/2, 48)" (stretched)

Knit Textured Top

Knit Textured Top

Melissa Leapman chose Morning Glory Cotton, a cotton blend, to enhance the stitch definition of the allover twisted cable pattern for the knit version of Textured Top.

SIZES

• Top is sized to fit Women's Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

• Bust 33 (37, 41, 45, 49)"

• Length 22 (221/2, 221/2, 23, 23)"

Short Sleeved Top

Short Sleeved Top

Mint Tea by Sarah Hatton

Panels of lace diamonds decorate this pretty short-sleeved top by Sarah Hatton. Each diamond has a cluster of wrapped stitches at its centre. The garment is worked in two pieces, with the sleeves shaped as part of the front and back, and finished with a simple neckband and deep armhole edgings. Sarah has used Patons Smoothie DK, which has a soft, silky feel and a subtle sheen, and comes in a wide choice of lovely colours.

SIZE 8 (10:12:14:16:18:20:22)

YARN Patons Smoothie DK (DK weight; 100% acrylic; 200m/219yds per 100g balls)

Prue Top

Prue Top

Prue by Fiona Morris

Fiona Morris has cleverly combined two different weights of Debbie Bliss yarns to create her lacy summer top. Shaped panels for the front and back are knitted first in a sport weight merino yarn, and feature a pretty lace stitch pattern. Next, stitches are picked up along the sides using a laceweight yarn, and garter stitch side panels are knitted on, with openings left for the arms. The result is a garment that is soft, feminine and a treat to wear.

SIZE 8 (10:12:14:16:18:20:22:24:26)

YARN 1 Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (Baby/sport weight; 55% wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere; 125m/136.5yds per 50g ball)

Freshwater Top

Freshwater Top

Freshwater by Emma Wright

This lacy summer top has a sleek, fitted look, yet is comfortable to wear as the fabric is very soft and stretchy. The pretty star-like texture is worked using two strands of laceweight yarn held together. Designer Emma Wright has chosen Sublime's new Lace yarn, a super-soft Australian merino that comes in a range of delicious colours.

SIZE

8 (10:12:14:16:18:20:22:24:26)

YARN

Sublime Lace Extra Fine Merino (Lace weight; 100% wool; 350m/383yds per 25g ball)