The June Top is worked from the bottom up. The body is worked in the round in stockinette stitch, then the work is divided into front and back, and each section is finished separately by working back and forth in stockinette stitch. The pattern also contains instructions for working the top from the middle by using a provisional cast on, so the length of the top can be adjusted at the end. The June Top is designed to have a deeper neckline on the back – but only so deep that it still covers the bra. A small i-cord edge is worked along all edges.
The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL are designed to fit a bust circumference of approx. 80-85 (85-90) 90-95 (95-100) 100-110 (110-120) 120-130 cm [31½-33½ (33½-35½) 35½-37½ (37½-39½) 39½-43¼ (43¼-47¼) 47¼-51¼ inches], which means that the June Top is designed to have approx. 5 cm [2 inches] of negative ease. Before beginning your project, measure yourself to determine which size to knit. For example, if you measure 89 cm [35 inches] around your bust (or around the widest part of your upper body) you should knit a size S. A size S top has a bust circumference of 84 cm [33 inches] which in the given example would give you 5 cm [2 inches] of negative ease.
The model in the photos is wearing a size XS and has a bust circumference of 83 cm [32¾] and is 164 cm [approx. 5 feet 4 inches] tall. The top in the photo has 3 cm [1¼ inches] of negative ease.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL
Bust circumference: 80 (84) 90 (94) 102 (114) 124 cm [31½ (33) 35½ (37) 40¼ (45) 48¾ inches]
Total length: 50 (52) 54 (56) 58 (59) 61 cm [19¾ (20½) 21¼ (22) 22¾ (23¼) 24 inches]
Gauge: 20 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in stockinette stitch on 4 mm [US6] needles
Needles: 4 mm [US6] / 80 cm [32 inches] and 3.5 mm [US4] / 40 and 80 cm [16 and 32 inches] circular needles
Materials: 150-200 (200) 200 (200) 250 (250) 250-300 g Pure Silk by Knitting for Olive (50 g = 250 m [273 yds]) (knitted with two strands) or 150-200 (200) 200 (200) 250 (250) 250-300 g Mandarin Naturell by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 130 m [142 yds]) (knitted with one strand)
Difficulty: ★ ★ ★ (3 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
This pattern is digital and will be sent as a pdf-file to your e-mail.
The blue melange June Top is knitted in Pure Silk by Knitting for Olive in the colors Fløde and Dueblå.
The white melange June Top is knitted in Pure Silk by Knitting for Olive in the colors Fløde and Blid fersken.
Divide into front and back:
Knit front and back:
Bind off stitches: