Summer Top with V-neck - Free Knitting Pattern

Summer top v-neck free knitting pattern twisted stockinette

V-neck Summer Top - Cardigans, sweaters and tops for the summer are a delight to make yourself. You can make combinations of your own favourite yarns and colours. This knitted summer top has a super soft touch and wears comfortably. Get going with the easy free knitting pattern and shine all summer long in your self-made top!

A new summer top is always a good idea to add to your wardrobe! This top made of Lana Grossa 365 Cotone and Katia Louisiana is a easy and fun pattern to knit and a delight to wear. The simple model is knitted using a twisted stockinette stitch, giving it that extra elegant look and making it the perfect pattern for the novice knitter!

Lana Grossa 365 Cotone is a delicately braided cotton yarn that feels super soft and light weight. Combined with the effect yarn Katia Lousiana, it's the ideal look for creating beautiful cardigans, sweaters and of course tops!

Summer top v-neck Lana Grossa 365 cotone Katia Louisiana

Materials: 
- 3 (4) balls Lana Grossa 365 Cotone colour 35
- 4 (5) balls Katia Louisiana colour 70
- Knitting needles no. 8mm and 10mm

This top is slightly shorter but will get longer when wearing it because it's made of cotton for the most part. Do you want to make it longer? Then for both sizes take 1 ball extra.

Summer top v-neck free knitting pattern twisted stockinetteSize
S/M and L

Measurements
Measured hanging:
S/M: width 56 cm & length 59 cm
L: width 61 cm & length 65 cm

Stiches used:
Twisted stockinette:
- Twisted Purl Stitch:
With a normal purl stitch you insert in the front loop. For the twisted purl stitch, insert in the back loop from right to left and draw it forward. Yarn over and slip the stitch through the bottom part of the stitch where the two threads cross each other.
- Twisted Knit Stitch:
Witch a normal knit stitch you insert in the front loop. For the twisted knit stitch, insert in the back loop and knit as usual.

Repeat these 2 rows.

Swatch
10 x 10 cm = 12 sts. and 13 rows on needles size 10 mm

V-neck Summer Top in Twisted Stockinette - Free Knitting Pattern

The numbers for size L are in between ( ).

Front
Cast on 66 (74) sts. with needles no. 8 mm. Knit 2 rows twisted stockinette and start with a purl row. Continue with needles no. 10mm until the 50th  (56th) row. For the 51st row, seperate your work in two equal parts and knit them separately. Cast off after 70 (76) rows.

Back
Cast on 66 (74) sts. with needles no. 8 mm. Knit 2 rows twisted stockinette and start with a purl row. Continue with needles no. 10mm until the 60th  (66th) row. For the 61st row, separate your work in two equal parts and knit them separately. Cast off after 70 (76) rows.

Assembly
Join the shoulder seams of the front and back with a mattress stitch. Close the side seams and leave about 16 cm open for the armholes. You can adjust the size of the armhole by closing it less or more farther.

Summer top v-neck free knitting pattern twisted stockinette

Note: The video below is in Dutch but offers great visual images on how to work the Twisted Stockinette Stitch. 

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