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Summer Top to Knit K2.27

from Dovetail Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Summer Top to Knit K2.27
Summer Top to Knit K2.27
Summer Top to Knit K2.27

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

VERY QUICK TO KNIT and worked in one piece, from the hem, with shoulder seams. The top section of the front and back of this summer wardrobe basic are identical, and the body is worked in rounds, beginning at the hem. Fitted sleeves are worked with right and left slant increases and short rows are used for shoulders - instructions included. Hem and cuffs are in rib and the boat neck is finished in reverse Stocking stitch.

This pattern, also worked in tape, is very similar to my Capri Top to Knit, K2.21, but a quicker knit with a slightly larger gauge - pick colors to complete your wardrobe and make a few!


With larger needles in Stockinette stitch, 7 sts and 8 rows = 2" (5cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS, finished chest 30" (76cm)
  • S, finished chest 34" (86cm)
  • M, finished chest 38" (96.5cm)
  • L, finished chest 42" (107cm)
  • XL, finished chest 46" (117cm)
  • XXL, finished chest 50" (127cm)


  • Tape yarn, 480 yards (440m) - 880 yards (805m)
  • Size 13 (9mm) circular needles
  • Size 10.5 (6.5mm) double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle (blunt point) for finishing
  • 4 stitch holders
  • Stitch markers