Dressed to Frill Top

A classic tailored top with shaping at the waist is given a dressy upgrade with the addition of ruffled sleeves. This bold and simple design is the perfect addition to a summer wardrobe.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 34.25 (38.75, 42.5, 46.75, 50.5, 54.75)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”

0-2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 38.75”

Gauge: 19 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Silkindian Heena (100% Silk; 250 yards [229 meters]/50 grams): Color Number 18-1561 (3 (3, 4, 5, 6, 8) balls)

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) DPNs; US size 7 (4.5 mm) 24” circular

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders

Abbreviations

M1R – Make one stitch, right

M1L – Make one stitch, left

Special Stitches

1×1 Rib

Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Pattern Notes

The top is worked from the bottom up in the round. The body is worked in stockinette stitch with waist shaping and split at the level of the underarms to work the front and back separately.

It is joined at the shoulders with a 3-needle bind off.

Stitches are picked up around the armholes for the sleeves which are shaped with short-rows.

Pattern

Back Hem

With larger needles, CO 86 (96, 105, 115, 124, 134) sts.

Knit all rows until piece meas 1” from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Next Row (RS): Knit.

Next Row (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep last 2 rows until piece meas 2.5” from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Break yarn and place sts on holder.

Front hem

Work as for Back Hem.

Join Front and Back Hems

Next Row (RS): Knit across Front Hem sts, PM for side, return held Back Hem sts to working needles, knit across Back Hem sts, PM for beg of rnd, join to work in the rnd. (172 (192, 210, 230, 248, 268) sts)

Next Rnd: *P2, knit to 2 sts before marker, p2, sm; rep from * once more.

Next 2 Rnds: Knit.

Dec Rnd: *K1, ssk, knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * once more. (4 sts dec’d)

Rep Dec Rnd every 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9)th rnd 4 more times. (152 (172, 190, 210, 228, 248) sts)

Work even until piece meas 8.25 (8.75, 8.75, 9, 9, 9)” from CO edge.

Inc Rnd: *K1, m1R, knit to last st before marker, m1L; rep from * once more. (4 sts inc’d)

Rep Inc Rnd every 18 (16, 16, 14, 14, 14)th rnd 2 more times. (164 (184, 202, 222, 240, 260) sts)

Work even until piece meas 14.5” from CO edge.

Divide for Front and Back

Next Rnd: Knit to 5 (5, 7, 7, 10, 10) sts before marker, BO11 (11, 15, 15, 21, 21) sts, knit to 5 (5, 7, 7, 10, 10) sts before marker, place last 71 (81, 86, 96, 99, 109) sts on holder for Back, BO11 (11, 15, 15, 21, 21) sts removing beg of rnd marker. Begin working back and forth on Front.

Front

BO0 (0, 2, 4, 4, 5) sts at the beg of next 2 rows. (71 (81, 82, 88, 91, 99) sts)

Dec Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep Dec Row every RS row 4 (8, 7, 9, 8, 11) more times. (61 (63, 66, 68, 73, 77) sts)

Work even until Armholes meas 2.5 (3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5)”.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): K21 (22, 23, 24, 26, 27), place sts on holder for Left Front, BO19 (19, 20, 20, 21, 23) sts, knit to end. (21 (22, 23, 24, 26, 27) sts for Right Front.

Right Front

Purl 1 WS row.

BO2 sts at the beginning of next 2 RS rows. (17 (18, 19, 20, 22, 23) sts)

Dec Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to end. (1 st dec’d)

Rep Dec Row every RS row 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) more times. (12 (13, 14, 14, 16, 17) sts)

Work even until Armhole meas 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows as follows:

Short Row 1 (RS): Knit to last 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (WS): Purl to end.

Short Rows 3 and 5: Knit to 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Rows 4 and 6: Purl to end.

Next Row: Knit to end, working wrapped sts together with their wraps. Place sts on holder.

Left Front

With WS facing, join yarn.

BO2 sts at the beginning of next 2 WS rows. (17 (18, 19, 20, 22, 23) sts)

Dec Row (RS): Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d)

Rep Dec Row every RS row 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) more times. (12 (13, 14, 14, 16, 17) sts)

Work even until Armhole meas 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)”, ending with a RS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows as follows:

Short Row 1 (WS): Purl to last 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (RS): Knit to end.

Short Rows 3 and 5: Purl to 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Rows 4 and 6: Knit to end.

Next Row: Purl to end, working wrapped sts together with their wraps. Place sts on holder.

Back

Return 71 (81, 86, 96, 99, 109) Back sts from holder to working needles.

BO0 (0, 2, 4, 4, 5) sts at the beg of next 2 rows. (71 (81, 82, 88, 91, 99) sts)

Dec Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (2 sts dec’d)

Rep Dec Row every RS row 4 (8, 7, 9, 8, 11) more times. (61 (63, 66, 68, 73, 77) sts)

Work even until Armholes meas 2.5 (3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5)”.

Shape Neck

Next Row (RS): K21 (22, 23, 24, 26, 27), place sts on holder for right back, BO19 (19, 20, 20, 21, 23) sts, knit to end.

Left back

Purl 1 WS row.

BO2 sts at the beginning of next 2 RS rows. (17 (18, 19, 20, 22, 23) sts)

Dec Row (RS): K1, ssk, knit to end. (1 st dec’d)

Rep Dec Row every RS row 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) more times. (12 (13, 14, 14, 16, 17) sts)

Work even until Armhole meas 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)”, ending with a WS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows as follows:

Short Row 1 (RS): Knit to last 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (WS): Purl to end.

Short Rows 3 and 5: Knit to 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Rows 4 and 6: Purl to end.

Next Row: Knit to end, working wrapped sts together with their wraps. Place sts on holder.

Right back

With WS facing, join yarn.

BO 2 sts at the beginning of next 2 WS rows. (17 (18, 19, 20, 22, 23) sts)

Dec Row (RS): Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (1 st dec’d)

Rep Dec Row every RS row 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) more times. (12 (13, 14, 14, 16, 17) sts)

Work even until Armhole meas 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)”, ending with a RS row.

Shape shoulders with short rows as follows:

Short Row 1 (WS): Purl to last 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (RS): Knit to end.

Short Rows 3 and 5: Purl to 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts before previous turn, W&T.

Short Rows 4 and 6: Knit to end.

Next Row: Purl to end, working wrapped sts together with their wraps. Place sts on holder.

Join shoulders using 3-needle BO.

Sleeves

With RS facing and DPNs, beginning at the underarm, pick up and knit 73 (77, 87, 91, 101, 107) sts around the Armhole. PM and join to work in the rnd.

Next Rnd: *Kfb; rep from * to end. (146 (154, 174, 182, 202, 214) sts)

Shape sleeves using short rows as follows:

Short Row 1 (RS): Knit to last 14 (9, 11, 15, 16, 14) sts, W&T.

Short Row 2 (WS): Purl to last 13 (9, 10, 14, 16, 14) sts, W&T.

Short row 3: Knit to 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts before previous wrap, W&T.

Short row 4: Purl to 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11) sts before previous wrap, W&T.

Rep Short Rows 3-4, 7 more times.

Next Short Row (RS): Knit to end, working wrapped sts along with their wraps.

Begin working in the rnd.

Next Rnd: Knit to end, working wrapped sts along with their wraps.

BO all sts knitwise.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to measurements.

Collar

With DPNs, pick up and knit 19 (19, 20, 20, 21, 23) sts along back neck, 42 sts along left neck edge, 19 (19, 20, 20, 21, 23) sts along front neck, 42 sts along right neck edge, pm and join in the rnd. (122 (122, 124, 124, 126, 130) sts)

Work in 1×1 Rib for 0.5”.

BO all sts in patt.

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