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Chevron Stitch Camisole


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Cotton Knit Top - Free Knitting Pattern



Cotton Summer Knit Top Camisole


This summer cami is knitted in two pieces from the top down.

Yarn-over increases in combination with stitch decreases create a nice laced chevron stitch version. Vertical eyelet lines will make you look slimmer.

A contrasting crocheted trim accentuates and brightens a light primary color.


Knitted Summer Cami Top Intermediate Level



Women's S [M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL]

Small [Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2 Extra Large, 3 Extra Large]


Level of skills




Knit, purl, yarn over, ssk, k2tog



Chest: 32 [36, 40, 44, 48, 52]''

Length (center front/back): 13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 15]''



Worsted medium-weight cotton, bamboo or acrylic yarn

Primary color: 2 [2.3, 2.7, 3, 3.5, 4] skeins (125 yds /1.76 oz /50 g each)

Total 250 [288, 338, 375, 438, 500] yds

Secondary (edging) color: 11 [12, 13, 14, 15, 16] yds



US #8 (5 mm) 14-15'' straight needles or 24-29'' circular needle



5 stitch markers

Yarn needle for seams and edging

4- or 5-mm crochet hook for edging



16 sts in stockinette /22 rows = 4"/10 cm 

18 sts in chevron stitch /22 rows = 4"/10 cm



k: knit

p: purl

yo: yarn over 

st(s): stitch(es)

rs: right side

ws: wrong side

k2tog: knit two sts together through front loops with right slant

ssk: slip st, slip next st, knit 2 slipped sts together with left slant

m: marker (numbered as m1, m2, etc.)

pm: place marker

sm: slip marker to right needle




It is enough to make a swatch in the above stockinette stitch; with the right gauge in the stockinette, your chevron stitch will be correct too.

Right side: odd rows. Wrong side: even rows.





FRONT / BACK (identical)


Cast on 72 [80, 88, 98, 106, 114] sts.


Row 1 (rs): 

k7 [9, 10, 11, 12, 13], pm1, yo, k8 [10, 11, 13, 14, 15],

ssk, k1, pm2, k1, k2tog, k14 [14, 16, 18, 20, 22], yo, k1, pm3, 

k1, yo, k14 [14, 16, 18, 20, 22], ssk, k1, pm4,

k1, k2tog, k8 [10, 11, 13, 14, 15], yo, pm5, knit to end.


Row 2 (ws): knit.


Row 3: knit to m1, sm1, yo, knit to 3 sts before m2, ssk, k1, sm2, k1, k2tog, knit to 1 st before m3, yo, k1, sm3, k1, yo, knit to 3 sts before m4, ssk, k1, sm4, k1, k2tog, knit to m5, yo, sm5, knit to end. 


Row 4: knit. 


Row 5: rep row 3.


Row 6 and following wrong side rows to 2 last rows: purl.


Next rows until length at center measures 8 [8, 9, 9, 10, 10]'': rep row 3 on rs and purl on ws. 


Each of next 5 right side rows: knit to m1, sm1, yo, knit to 3 sts before m2, ssk, k1, sm2, k1, k2tog, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to 1 st before m3, yo, k1, sm3, k1, yo, **ssk, yo, rep from ** to 3 sts before m4, ssk, k1, sm4, k1, k2tog, knit to m5, yo, sm5, knit to end.


Resume previous pattern (rep row 3 on rs and purl on ws) on following rows and continue until length at center measures 12.5 [12.5, 13.5, 13.5, 14.5, 14.5]''. 


Last 4 rows: rep row 3 on rs and knit on ws.


Bind off knit-wise on rs.




Blocking and Sewing


Steam-block the knitted pieces. Sew the side seams with a yarn needle.


Edging and Straps


Using a crochet hook, work upper edging with secondary color yarn in the round:

*(1 slip crochet st, 4 chain sts) twice in same knitted st, rep from *, end 1 slip crochet st to connect to 1st st of round.

How to Knit Summer Top - Free Tutorial


Cut off 2 strands of secondary color yarn each approx. 34 [38, 42, 46, 50, 54]'' long.

Using a yarn needle, draw one of the strands through the bottom rows making long dashes around. Repeat this step at the upper edge. Adjust their circumference if necessary.

Cut both primary and secondary yarn for 4 straps. Every strap consists of 2 strands of each yarn 16 [17, 18, 19, 20, 21]'' long (total 4 strands per strap). Pull straps through respective triangular edges. Tie and trim them after trying the top on. 







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