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Eyelet Knit Top

Knit a feminine top with lacy eyelet rib and cap sleeves with this free knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns. Knit in only two pieces, this lightweight top is perfect as the days warm up. The soft yarn is a mixture of natural cotton and corn.

Find this pattern and more lacy knit tops in the Easy Lace Knitting Patterns eBook.


Eyelet Knit Top



  • Yarn: Bernat® Cot’n Corn (60 g / 2.1 oz) 5 (5-6-6-7-8) balls of #19244 (Avocado)
  • Knitting Needles: Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

Sizes: Finished bust: XS/S (M-L-XL- 2/3XL-4/5XL) 36 (40-44-48-55- 63) ins [91.5 (101.5-112-122- 139.5-160) cm].


BACK and FRONT (make alike)

With smaller needles, cast on 91 (101-111-121-137-157) sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row. Rep last row of Seed St Pat 7 times more.

Change to larger needles.
1st row: (RS). P2 (1-6-5-1-5). *K3. P3. Rep from *, ending last rep with P2 (1-6-5-1-5).
2nd and alt rows: K2 (1-6-5-1-5). *P3. K3. Rep from *, ending last rep with K2 (1-6-5-1-5).
3rd row: P2 (1-6-5-1-5). *yrn. Sl1. K2tog. psso. yrn. P3. Rep from *, ending last rep with P2 (1-6-5-1-5).
5th row: P2 (1-6-5-1-5). *K1. yfwd. Sl1. K1. psso. P3. Rep from *, ending last rep with P2 (1-6-5-1-5).
6th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 6 rows for pat until work from beg measures approx 18 (18 1/2- 19-19-20-21)" [45.5 (47-48-48- 51-53.5) cm], ending with 6th row of pat.

Place pat for neck shaping: 1st row: (RS). Pat 18 (23-28-33-41- 51) sts. K55. Pat 18 (23-28-33-41-51) sts.
2nd row: Pat 18 (23-28-33-41-51) sts. (K1. P1) 27 times. K1. Pat 18 (23-28-33-41-51) sts.
Seed St Pat is now in position. Cont in pat, working Seed St Pat across center 55 sts for 6 more rows.

Shape neck: Next row: (RS). Pat 18 (23-28-33-41-51) sts. Seed St Pat next 7 sts. Cast off center 41 sts. Seed St Pat next 7 sts (including st after cast off). Pat 18 (23-28-33-41-51) sts.
Cont in pat on last 25 (30-35-40-48-58) sts, working Seed St Pat across 7 sts at neck edge until neck measures 4 1/2" [11.5 cm], ending with a RS row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 8 (10-12-13-16-19) sts beg next and following alt row. Work 1 row even. Cast off rem 9 (10-11-14-16-20) sts. With WS facing, join yarn to rem sts and work to correspond to other side, reversing all shapings.

Sew shoulder seams. Place markers on side edges 8 (8 1/2-9-9-10-11)" [20.5 (21.5-23-23-25.5-28) cm] down from shoulder seams.

Armbands: With RS of work facing and smaller needles, pick up and K67 (71-75-75-79-83) sts evenly between markers. Work 7 rows in Seed St Pat as given for Back and Front. Cast off in pat. Sew side and armband seams.


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The problem with this pattern is in Row 5 - where it says yfwd I think it should be yrn (yarn round needle) otherwise you lose stitches every 5th row. After 2 false starts will try this way and hope I'm right :)

"yfwd" means what it is i.e "yarn forward"

Looks to me like Row 4 is either missing or the rows are mis-numbered. could you please tell me what is correct. Thank you

hi bardag77 pattern for 4th row is similar with 2nd row

HI. I am a newbie too, looked it up and its the same as "yo". So you yo then sl1 (slip 1 stitch)... I am trying to knit this one too... in the future you can google "knitting abbreviations" or just use the link below for more instructions, I have found this page to be very helpful! httpwww.knittinghelp.comvideosknitting-glossary

Can you please tell me what the abbreviation yrn. Sl1 means? Thanks. I can hardly wait to make this sweater.


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