Sleeveless Top With Keyhole Neck


Light Blue Sleeveless Top


Flat (Bottom-Up) Regular length Straight Pullover with Ribbing
Set-in Classic shoulder Sleeveless with Ribbing
Keyhole front neck and Shallow back neck with Single Band collar

Size: Standard Woman 36

Patons Diploma Gold 4ply

Gauge (Stocking stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 31.0 sts by 43.0 rows.
Body knit by Silver Reed SK280 using TD6
Ribbing knit by Silver Reed SK280 using TD3

FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (ins): … with Moderate fit.
Chest:  38.4           Armhole:  16.2    Top Neck Opening:   6.5
Hem Width:  16.4      Front Neck Width:   3.9
Front Neck Depth:   2.2
Hem Width:  38.4       Hem Length:   0.5     Back Neck Width:   5.5
Back Width:  14.1                                        Back Neck Depth:   0.5
Body Length:  23.0                                              Collar Length:   1.0
Hem Length:   2.5
Keyhole Width  1.0     Keyhole Depth:   5.0   Number of buttons:     3
Note:  Read ALL these instructions thoroughly BEFORE starting to knit.  There may be sections where there are two shapings to work at the same time (such as necklines or waist shaping).  The pattern may call for more needles than you have on your machine.

NOTE:  At most, 150 needles are required to make this garment.

1.  Cast on 150 sts in MY, using TD3 and closed edge method.  Work in 1×1 rib for 30 rows.  COR.
2.  Change to TD6 and Stocking stitch, RC000.  Work 122 rows.  COR.
3.  Armhole shaping.  Cast off 12 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.    COR.  Dec 1 st at each end of every alternate row for 22 rows.  Total 146 rows with 104 sts remaining.  Continue until 216 rows total, with 104 sts remaining.
4.  Shape neck.  COR.  Thread center 42 sts to WY.  31 sts each side.
5.  Right neck.  LH needles in HP.  Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 4 times, until 27 sts remain.    At row 216, at the same time, start shoulder shaping.
6.  Shoulder shaping.  Cast off 9 sts at armhole edge 3 times.  Total 221 or 222 rows.
7.  Left neck.  COL.  Work as for right neck, reversing shapings.

1-2  Follow steps 1 and 2 as for back.  COR.
3.  Armhole.    Dec for armhole at both ends, as for back.  Continue until 144 rows total, with 104 sts remaining.
4.  Shape neck.  COR.  Cast off center 8 sts.  48 sts each side.
5.  Right neck.  LH needles in HP.    Continue armhole shaping.  Work 54 rows even at center for keyhole opening.  Next row:  for bottom of neckline, thread the first 11 sts at neck edge to WY.  Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 10 times, until 27 sts remain.    Then work 8 row(s) even.  Total 216 rows.
6.  Shoulder shaping.  Cast off as for back.
7.  Left neck.  COL.  Work as for right neck,  reversing shapings.

1.  Sew fronts to back along shoulder seams.

—  Worked in 2 pieces.
1.  Bring out 59 needles to HP.  With wrong side of work facing, rehang 11 sts from front neck holder, 22 sts from right front neck edge, 5 sts from right back neck edge and 21 sts from back neck holder to center.  Hang weights.  Push needles to FWP, latches open.  Use TD3 with COR.
2.  Work 12 rows.  Convert to 1×1 rib.  Cast off loosely.
3.  Work the left side the same way as the right, picking up the back neck sts first.

1.  With wrong side of work facing, pick up sts along armhole edge between side seams onto 156 needles, leaving every other needle in NWP.  Hang weights.
2.  Knit 1 row using TD6.  Change to TD3 and knit 6 rows.
3.  Convert to 1×1 rib using latchet tool.  Cast off loosely.

1.  Start with left front for girls/women, right front for boys/men.  Using TD3 bring out 56 needles to HP.  With wrong side of work facing, hang sts (approximately 6 sts for each 7 rows along keyhole edge) between bottom of keyhole and top of collar band.
2.  Work in  1×1 ribbing  for 12 rows.  Cast off loosely.
3.  Mark positions for 3 buttons, the first one 0.5 ins above the band bottom, the last one 0.5 ins below the band top.  The rest should be evenly spaced between these two, approximately 2.0 ins apart.

1.  Work buttonhole band as for button band, working buttonholes at the marked positions.  Check your machine knitting reference book for techniques.
2.  Sew buttons at marked positions on the button band, being careful to align buttons with buttonholes.

1.  Sew side seams.  Sew any remaining seams.
2.  Overlap and sew bottom of button bands to bottom of keyhole.
3.  Darn/weave/sew in all loose ends.

26.2 Grams makes 70.0 stitches by 100.0 rows.
Amount needed:
208.6 for body
40.7 for ribbing and/or hems
10.3 for collar/hood (includes keyhole bands)
259.6  Grams TOTAL


Pattern designed by: Susan
with KNITWARE DESIGN  (Version 2.50.2) from Morningdew Consulting Services Ltd
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As you can see from the photo I didn’t bother with buttons and buttonholes. They would probably never be fastened anyway so I didn’t think there was much point.

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