Biscotti Crop by Swanky Emu Knits

Biscotti Crop

June 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
250 - 1000 yards (229 - 914 m)
absolutely ALL sizes
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This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

Biscotti is the perfect summer top. It uses sport weight yarn with a textured knit pattern to create a fun, quick knit! It was designed using the beautiful MO Sport from local Nashville dyer Modus Operandi Fibers.

The pattern has no upper or lower size limits, it is completely and automatically customized to your body using a few of your unique measurements and an accompanying spreadsheet. The pattern also makes no assumptions about your body proportions or parts for a truly inclusive knit. Scroll to the bottom of the images at the left to view the schematic dimensions.

Sizing Info
Like all Swanky Emu Knits patterns, Biscotti is #sizeinclusive and has absolutely no size limits. It’s custom-fit based on your unique measurements.

The pattern asks you to input 4 of your body measurements (in inches or cm) and then calculates the pattern from there.

Gauge and Yarn information
Precise gauge of 26 stitches and 10 rows per 4” (10 cm) is critical for this pattern and any sport-weight yarn you like may be used. A few recommendations:

Yardage Required
As so many pieces of this garment are customizable to your measurements, precise yardage recommendations are challenging to give. However, use the following chart as a guide.

Your actual bust/chest measurement; yarn required

30 inches; 200 yards
34”; 280 yds
38”; 360 yds
42”; 450 yds
46”; 530 yds
50”; 620 yds
54”; 700 yds
58”; 780 yds
62”; 870 yds
66”; 950 yds
70”; 1040 yds

80 centimeters; 240 meters
90 cm; 320 m
100cm; 400 m
110 cm; 470 m
120 cm; 550 m
130 cm; 630 m
140 cm; 710 m
150 cm; 790 m
160 cm; 870 m
170 cm; 950 m

Although this chart lists measurements every 4” (10 cm), this is only to conserve space. Absolutely every bust/chest measurement, including larger and smaller than listed here, is available in the pattern!

Pattern Download - PDF and spreadsheet
Pattern purchase includes both PDF and its accompanying spreadsheet. The PDF has stitch patterns and all instructions. The spreadsheet file will take your personal body measurements and automatically do the rest of the pattern grading math for you!

Swanky Emu Knits design philosophy
I’ve had to modify every single garment I’ve ever knitted for myself. I know plenty of people who look like me, but my body is larger or differently proportioned than most knitting patterns seem to call for.

I create size-inclusive instructions to ensure my patterns work for absolutely every body size and shape, no matter what. No need to learn pattern grading to knit a perfectly-fitting garment every time.

I build this into the framework of the design rather than add it later.

Everyone deserves to wear something that is both tailored to their shape and that makes them look and feel amazing.

-Sarah, Swanky Emu Knits