Pretty in pleats by Andrea Yetman

Pretty in pleats

July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
460 - 690 yards (421 - 631 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) - Finished Bust Circumference: 32 (34, 36.5, 40, 43, 47) inches.
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This pattern is available for free.

How about a pretty and light top made of Cheval Blanc AMBRE yarn for the hot days of summer? A design signed by Andrea Yetman for Biscotte Yarns offered as a free download ♥

The Pretty in Pleats tank has been inspired by one of my favourite knit sweaters. It was a sweater that I knit a few years ago but kept reaching for and never wanted to put away for the warmer months. Knit with Cheval Blanc’s Ambre yarn gives this tank a beautiful drape! - Andrea

Cheval Blanc Ambre – 70% Bamboo, 30% Cotton. 105 m/115 yds (sample uses: 030) - 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins

Main Fabric: 3.5 (US#4)–Circulars of at least 22” (56cm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Ribbing: 3.25 (US#3)–Circulars of at least 22” (56cm) and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.

Stitch holder or scrap yarn
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

GAUGE | 26sts and 32 rows = 10 cm (4”) using larger needles on Stockinette Stitch


Finished Bust Circumference – 32 (34, 36.5, 40, 43, 47) inches.

The Pretty in Pleats tank is knit bottom up in the round and then separates at the arm opening and knit back and forth. There are extra stitches for the front to accommodate decreasing for the pleats. The shoulder straps are binded off using the 3 needle bind off. Stitches are picked up for the neckline and the arm openings for a more polished look. The tank is more roomy around the mid section since there is no waist shaping. The sample is knit in size XS (32) and the mid section is still very flowy.

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