Daisy Stitch Knit Top Pattern

Daisy Stitch Knit Top Pattern

Daisy Stitch Knit Top Pattern
Daisy Stitch Knit Top Pattern
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This daisy stitch knit top is easy, airy, and beautiful! The daisy stitch technique in this pattern may seem complicated, but it's actually quite simple! You'll be amazed by the brilliant way you can create a lacy stitch without altering the stitch count with increases and decreases.

This easy knit top pattern is perfect to make for yourself or give as a gift! This pattern includes changes to materials and stitches for different sizes, as well. Choose your favorite color of yarn for this wearable knitting project and cast on, it's time to knit!


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Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteLonger than a weekend

Main MaterialYarn

Primary TechniqueKnitting

Difficulty LevelEasy

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

Knitting Needle Size3 or 3.25 mm, 4 or 3.5 mm

Materials List

  • 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) cakes of Sport Weight Linen 2-Ply Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2 Stitch markers

Instructions

Finished Dimensions:
Bust: XS (29”), S (33”), M (37”), L (41”), XL (45”), 2XL (49”), 3XL (53”), 4XL (57”), 5XL (61”)
Length: XS (20.5”), S (21”), M (21”), L (21”), XL (21”), 2XL (21”), 3XL (21.25”), 4XL (21.25”), 5XL (21.5”)

Gauge: 18 sts and 34 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch after blocking

Bottom Border

  1. With smaller needles, CO 65 (73, 85, 93, 101, 113, 121, 129, 137) sts and knit one row.

  2. Row 1 (RS): K across

  3. Row 2 (WS): K across.

  4. Rows 3-12: Rep rows 1 and 2, 5 times: 6 garter st ridges.

Stockinette Body

  1. Row 1 (RS): K 3, pm, k across to last 3 sts, pm, k 3.

  2. Row 2(WS): K 3, sl marker, p across to last 3 sts, sm, k 3.

  3. Continue working in stockinette st until piece measures approximately 14” (14”, 13.5”, 13”, 12.5”, 12”, 11.75”, 11.25”, 11”) from CO

Daisy Stitch Yoke

Change to larger needles.

  1. Row 1 (RS): K 3, sm, k across to last 3 sts, sm, k 3.

  2. Row 2 (WS): K 3, sm, p 1, k 1, (daisy st, k 1) across to last 4 sts, p 1, sm, k 3.

  3. Row 3: Rep row 1.

  4. Row 4: K 3, sm, daisy st, (k 1, daisy st) across to last 3 sts, sm, k 3.

  5. Continue working rows 1-4 until Daisy Stitch section measures approximately 5.5” (6”, 6.5”, 7”, 7.5”, 8”, 8.5”, 9”, 9.5”).

Top Border

Change to smaller needles.

  1. Row 1 (RS): K across.

  2. Row 2 (WS): K across.

  3. Rows 3-12: Rep rows 1 and 2, 5 times: 6 garter st ridges.

  4. BO loosely knitwise.

  5. Break off yarn. Using yarn needle, weave in all yarn ends.

Front

  1. Work as for Back through Yoke.

Top Border

Change to smaller needles.

  1. Row 1 (RS): K across.

  2. Row 2 (WS): K across

  3. Row 3: K 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30, 32, 34) sts, BO 33 (37, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69) sts for neck, K 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30, 32, 34) sts.

Right Shoulder

  1. Rows 1 (WS): K across.

  2. Rows 2-9: K across: 6 garter st ridges total.

  3. BO loosely knitwise.

  4. Break off yarn, leaving long tail to sew shoulder seam.

Left Shoulder

  1. Row 1 (WS): Join yarn and K across.

  2. Rows 2-9: K across: 6 garter st ridges total.

  3. BO loosely knitwise.

  4. Break off yarn, leaving long tail to sew shoulder seam.

Finishing

  1. Soak front and back in cold water no more than 20 minutes. Roll in towel to remove excess water.

  2. Pin both pieces into shape on flat surface and let dry at least 8 hours.

  3. Sew shoulder and side seams, leaving 6.5” (7 “, 7.5”, 8”, 8.5”, 9”, 9.5”, 10”, 10.5”) open for armholes and 2”-3” vents at hem.

Abbreviations

CO
Cast On
ST(S)
Stitch(es)
RS
Right Side
WS
Wrong Side
K
Knit
PM
Place Marker
SM
Slip Marker
P
Purl
REP
Repeat
Daisy ST(S)
Purl 3 stitches together but do not slip stitch off left needle, yarn over, purl same 3 stitches together again, slip stitch off left needle.

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