Everyday Herringbone Top by Karen Vølund Fechter

Everyday Herringbone Top

May 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
460 - 1150 yards (421 - 1052 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X
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Knitted seamlessly bottom up in the round to the arm gaps, then in rows to the shoulders; bound off with 3-ndl method at shoulders.

The top is relatively minimalist with a vertical panel of Herringbone Lace in the mid front as well as mid back. The sides are stockinette stitch.

The edging of the arm gaps and the neck opening are worked as you go. No stitches have to be picked up and worked afterwards to trim the garment.

The pattern comes in XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X

This top fits relatively closely above the arm gaps and flares slightly from the arm gap down to the hem/hip. You can choose a larger size if you want a fit with more ease.

Chart with approximate measurements of the finished garment for each size is included. Also included is a schematic to aid in the selection of size.

The yarn is a Cotton/Flax-Linen blend which is soft and ideal for a summer top. To care for the top all you need to do is wash and dry it in the machine or if you prefer to do it by hand, then what is to stop you?!

You will need only 2 balls of yarn for the two smaller sizes, 5 balls for the two larger sizes. More details in the pattern.

Gauge on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles in stockinette sts, knitted flat, 24 sts x 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm after wash/dry/block/steam press

Below is a link to the measurements chart. You will need to copy and paste it into your browser, I believe.


I am not sure if you can access the information via the link, so here are some of the approximate measurements for the finished tank top:

Circumference in inches at lower edge of the top:
XS 38, S 40, M 42, L 44, 1X 47, 2X 50, 3X 53, 4X 57, 5X 61
Circumference in inches at the underarm/chest:
XS 34, S 36, M 38, L 40, 1X 43, 2X 46, 3X 49, 4X 53, 5X 57