Whakamārie Top by Francoise Danoy

Whakamārie Top

July 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St. st
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
650 - 1100 yards (594 - 1006 m)
32 [36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72] in. /80[90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180] cm.
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Whakamārie is a drop sleeve top with a center panel comprising of lace and cables on the front side. Waist shaping adds a flattering silhouette. The bottom portion of the top, depending on your measurements, may have negative to no ease, but the bust area allows for 4” of positive ease. Stitches are picking up for the arm bands for I-cord finishing and at the bottom of the garment, for the ribbing. Light and airy, this makes for a lovely summer top.

Pattern includes instructions for knitting this both flat (seamed) and in the round (seamless) as well as instructions for lengthening the top. Written and charted instructions, as well as a schematic is included.


  • Worsted/10 ply
  • Berroco Maya (85% Cotton, 15% Alpaca; 137 yards/50 grams).
  • Substitution info: use a cotton or a cotton-blend for this garment. While animal based fibers work equally as well, cotton allows for better breathability and staying cool during the summer, which this garment is intended for.


  • US 9 (5.5mm) and 8 (5.0mm) or size to obtain gauge, 24 in. (60cm) or 32 in. (80cm) circular needle.
  • Circular needle is recommended to accommodate large number of sts.


  • 20 sts and 28 rows per 4 in./10cm in St. st. in larger needle and after blocking.

Final Measurements (bust): 32 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72 in. /8090, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180 cm.

Model is wearing size S with 4 in. / 10cm of positive ease.

Special techniques: Three needle bind-off, mattress stitch, picking up stitches, I-cord edging, cable, lace, lifted increases on both knit and purl sides, and decreases on both knit and purl sides.

This pattern has been test knit and edited.