Simple and classic, with a modern twist.I designed this top because I was looking for something simple and classic, with a modern twist. I wanted something that made me feel confident and well put-together and this turned out to be it.
I love the figure-hugging fit, and the way the armholes are shaped to reveal just a little more shoulder than you might be used to. For me, the roll neck provides the perfect bit of balance to make this crop feel super sophisticated and the two-by-two ribbing is just the finish it needs.
I like mine a little longer these days, so I’ve included two lengths – a longer length that comes down to the waist, and a shorter length that shows a little more midriff.
I also think this would look absolutely gorgeous in a stripe – perhaps a breton style for Spring!
This pattern has been re-released in 2020 with updated and expanded sizing for greater inclusivity.
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To knit this pattern you’ll need:
- DK yarn (yardage/meterage below)
I used Stylecraft Extra Special in Charcoal*
- 1 x pair 3.25mm knitting needles, or circular needle
- 1 x pair 4mm knitting needles, or circular needle
- 2 stitch holders
- 3 or 4 stitch markers (optional)
- Tapestry needle
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- A 340 y | 310 m
- B 340 y | 310 m
- C 400 y | 370 m
- D 460 y | 420 m
- E 530 y | 490 m
- F 580 y | 530 m
- G 660 y | 610 m
- H 720 y | 660 m
- I 790 y | 720 m
- A 400 y | 360 m
- B 400 y | 360 m
- C 470 y | 430 m
- D 550 y | 500 m
- E 640 y | 580 m
- F 700 y | 640 m
- G 790 y | 720 m
- H 850 y | 780 m
- I 940 y | 860 m
A Bust 28-30 inches | Waist 23-24 inches
B Bust 32-34 inches | Waist 25-27 inches
C Bust 36-38 inches | Waist 28-30 inches
D Bust 40-42 inches | Waist 32-34 inches
E Bust 44-46 inches | Waist 36-38 inches
F Bust 48-50 inches | Waist 40-42 inches
G Bust 52-54 inches | Waist 44-45 inches*
H Bust 56-58 inches | Waist 45-47 inches*
I Bust 60-62 inches | Waist 49-51 inches*
* I was unable to find testers for these sizes at the time of release. If you would like to knit one of these sizes and would be willing to give me feedback, please email email@example.com and I can send you the pattern free of charge.
This pattern contains instructions to knit the vest flat or in-the-round.
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