Knot Front Crop by Kerri Blumer

Knot Front Crop

September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
410 - 1245 yards (375 - 1138 m)
28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”
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Knot Front Crop features a unique twisted detail at the hem and seamless construction so you can wear it (almost) right off the needles. This top uses just a few skeins of fingering weight yarn for a quick and satisfying garment knit. Wear with high waisted skirts or pants for a true cropped look or style over dresses for a fun layering piece that will take you across seasons!

Knot Front Crop is built to be interchangeable with Knot Front Tee - the bust stitch counts match so there’s no need for any fiddly adjustments! This means you can knit the lower body from one, and go straight into working the upper body from the other version when you divide for the front and back, for a total of 8 pattern options! Save 25% when you buy both - no coupon code needed. Click here to add both patterns to your cart!

This pattern requires knowledge of increasing, decreasing, working in the round, and picking up stitches. An illustrated tutorial and video tutorial are included in the pattern to show you how to execute the front twist.

Yarn: Valley Yarns Charlemont, or other fingering weight yarn that knits to gauge

Sizes: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)” / 72 (82.5, 92, 103, 112.5, 123, 132.5, 143.5, 153, 164) cm

Yarn Requirements: 410 (485, 560, 650, 725, 815, 885, 1035, 1120, 1245) yds / 375 (443, 512, 594, 663, 745, 809, 946, 1024, 1138) m

Gauge: 26 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette St, blocked

Needles and Notions: US size 4 / 3.5mm circular needles and DPNs, stich markers, removable stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle

Sample garment is shown in size 36”, worn with 2” of negative ease at the full bust. To achieve a similar look, choose a size that is 1-5” smaller than your actual full bust measurement. For bustier folks, the upper body is worked entirely in stockinette, so modifying to add Horizontal Bust Darts for additional length over the bust should be straightforward!

Please note, this pattern does not include instructions on how to add HBD’s into your project, but here’s some additional info to help you decide whether you will need HBD’s. I have a 2” difference between my front and back length from shoulder to the underbust line, and my garment stretched about 17% lengthwise to accommodate my bust. You may want to add HBDs if you have more than a 3” difference and your underbust line falls lower than the following measurements from shoulder: 12.75 (13.5, 14, 15, 15.25, 15.75, 16, 17.25, 17.75, 18.75)“. Note: these measurements are the bust line from shoulder on the garment, plus 17% lengthwise stretch. Your yarn may have different stretching characteristics compared to the sample yarn - if your swatch comfortably stretches from 4” to 4.75” lengthwise, you should be in a similar ballpark!