June 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
616 - 1798 yards (563 - 1644 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) {2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL}
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When life is a constant mishmash of chaos and disaster, what do we have to believe in but ourselves? The Calamity Crop Top (or rather, Calami-Tee) is my little nod to self empowerment and taking back control over my body, myself, and my life.

*Note that the current version of the pattern has been updated to improve fit and include plus sizes. Projects created prior to March 2021 are of a previous version.

There are 9 sizes included in the pattern.
XS (S, M, L, XL) {2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL}
33 (37, 41, 44.5, 48.5) {53, 57, 61, 65}” bust circumference
17.25 (18, 19, 20, 21) {22, 23, 24, 25}“ length from shoulder

Lengths in the pattern are written in terms of measurements rather than row counts, making it easily adaptable. Note that deviations from the pattern will affect yardage requirements.

Note that sizes 4XL - 5XL were not test knitted. If you are interested in providing feedback for these sizes, send me an email/message and I can arrange to have the PDF sent to you.

563 (667, 717, 828, 925) {1,090, 1,326, 1,481, 1,644} m / 616 (729, 784, 906, 1,012) {1,192, 1,450, 1,620, 1,798} yds of sport/DK weight yarn.

Please be advised that yarn requirements and finished size measurements are approximate. Actual values may vary based on garment size, yarn, needle size, and gauge.

Size: small
Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm)
Yarn: Premier Yarns Cotton Fair Solids in “Slate Grey”

This pattern requires knowledge of:

  • Reading patterns with multiple size options
  • Knitting flat and in the round
  • Cable cast on
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Slipping stitches and dropping stitches
  • Yarn overs
  • Knitting into the stitch below
  • Picking up stitches along an edge

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