Top notes by Petra Breakstone

Top notes

September 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 - 1015 yards (402 - 928 m)
For sizes S/M/L/XL (to fit bust sizes 34-38, 40-44, 46-50 and 52-56).
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Top notes, is a fabulously textured piece to knit and even better to wear~

Whether you choose to create the cowl or the poncho version, you are going to fall in love with this one. The test knitters sure did…

It’s knitted in the round, from the bottom up with a stunning lace pattern and an easy cable stitch. The decreases up to the neckline are just beautiful and the I-cord bind off tops it all off.

This is project #4 in the Notes Collection, a series of patterns from cowls to a shawl and even a sweater, all using similar stitches though each piece offers a bit of a twist.

For sizes S/M/L/XL (to fit bust sizes 34-38, 40-44, 46-50 and 52-56).

The pattern is written, charted and also has a how to video link. It has been tech edited and test knitted, so hopefully it’s perfect but if you encounter a problem, feel free to message me.

Bambon, a soft DK weight bamboo/cotton yarn. 154 yards per skein. 3 (4/5/5) skeins for cowl; 5 (5/6/7) skeins for poncho.
Knit kits are available at

Yardage needed 440 (525/625/730) yards for the cowl,
645 (730/875/1015) yards for poncho in a DK weight yarn.

US size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 36” (90 cm) and 16” (40 cm) in length.
Stitch markers, 1 to mark beginning and up to 10 for lace repeats.
Darning needle for finishing.

You may need a larger needle size to reach gauge, so do a swatch to get the proper fit!
16 sts and 22 rows in 4” in Stockinette stitch.

Techniques used
Knitting in the round, lace and cable stitches, decreasing,
I-cord bind off, blocking.

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

Enjoy knitting your Top notes!

An Updated PDF was send on 9/5/2020 as the last two lines of the repeat in Part 2 of the written pattern were cut off accidentally.
Repeat rounds 17-24 once.
Rep rounds 1-16 once.
My apologies!