summer vine lace knitted top

If you are looking for a knit summer top pattern the Summer Vine Lace knitted top is the perfect choice for you. The Vine Lace knitted top for summer has minimum shaping. The pattern for this summer knitted top is beginner friendly, the pattern only uses the knit and purl stitches and basic decreasing so is perfect if you are a beginner and a very fun project to make.

This is a beginner knitting pattern free, so if you only know how to knit the knit stitch and the purl stitch and you know how to decrease you’ll be able to knit this lace stitch without problems. The Vine Lace Zig Zag stitch is easy knitting for beginners and the perfect example of how simple stitches and basic techniques can make such a beautiful, chic, and elaborate finished piece that is hard to believe a beginner could knit.

So don’t give up if it doesn’t look good for the first time, or the second, we all have been there! Just take that needles and practice every day if you can and you’ll become so good that even you won’t believe it! You can do it and you can be good at it!
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For my Summer Vine Lace knitted top, I’ve used approx 200 g (4 x 50 g) Amigurumi Cotton Dark Green (50g= 160m/ 1.76oz= 174yards) and 3,5 mm needles.

yarn

Soft, wonderful cotton yarn combined with acrylic results in a lightweight yarn.

The cotton adds breathability and comfort while the acrylic makes the yarn lighter and helps keep its shape. A perfect combination where both acrylic and cotton get to show their best qualities.  It feels light and is soft and comfortable against the skin. Furthermore, it is ideal for kids’ clothing since it is easy to wash and stays neat.

The cotton content makes for slightly firmer fibers making it easy to work with for both knitting and crocheting. It’s easy to get the stitches nice and even. And is suitable for everything from sweaters and dolls to pillows, baskets, and bags.

It’s a good choice if you want to use yarn without animal fibers – or if you experience discomfort with wool. Here you can buy this yarn: http://bit.ly/3OD62n3

Abbreviations:

K= knit;

P= purl;

yo= yarn over;

ssk= slip, slip, knit; and means that you slip 1 st, slip the next, then put the left needle back into the slipped sts and knit them together.
This will create a decrease in leaning to the left.

k2tog= knit 2 together;

St= stitch;

RS= right side;

WS= wrong side.

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A kind of gauge, because this pattern needs a multiple of 10 stitches plus 1, I’ll give you the gauge for 10 stitches, I think is much easier to adjust the size this way: 10 stitches= 3.5 cm (1.37 inches).

summer lace top

The written instruction for the Vine Lace Zig-Zag stitch:

1.Row 1 (RS): K1, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1*, repeat *-*;
2. Row 2 and every WS row: Purl;
3. Row 3: K1, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1*, repeat *-*;
5. Row 5: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1*, repeat *-*;
7. Row 7: K1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1*, repeat *-*;
9. Row 9: K1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1*, repeat *-*;
11. Row 11: K1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1*, repeat *-*;
13. Row 13: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1*, repeat *-*;
15. Row 15: K1, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1*, repeat *-*;
16. Row 16: Purl.

Repeat the pattern from row 1.

The chart for the stitch:

vine lace zig-zag stitch

The final dimensions of the top: are 43 cm/ 17 inches in width (86 cm/ 34 inches circumference) and 56 cm/ 22  inches long.

The instructions for the Summer Vine Lace knitted top:

The ribbing:

For my top I’ve used the double-stitch rib. This ribbing looks intricate but is simple to knit.

Cast on an even number of stitches plus 1, for my top I’ve started with 101 stitches.

Row 1: knit all the stitches;
Row 2: p1, *k1 in the st below (insert the needle into the center of st below next st on the left needle and knit it, dropping unworked st above from left needle at the same time), p1*. Repeat *-* to end.

Repeat the pattern from row 1 until you have 14 rows.

ribbing

The back panel for the Summer Vine Lace knitted top:

15.Row 15 (RS): K1, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
16. Row 16 and every WS row: Purl all stitches;
17. Row 17: K1, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
19. Row 19: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
21. Row 21: K1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
23. Row 23: K1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
25. Row 25: K1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
27. Row 27: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
29. Row 29: K1, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
30. Row 30: Purl all the stitches.

Repeat the pattern from row 15 for 7 times.

121. Row 121: bind off 10 sts, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 91 stitches;
122. Row 122: bind off 10 stitches, and purl until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
123: Row 123: K1, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
125: Row 125: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
127. Row 21: K1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
129. Row 23: K1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
131. Row 25: K1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
133. Row 27: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
135. Row 29: K1, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
136. Row 30: Purl all stitches.
137- 152: Row 137-152: repeat the pattern one more time (rows 15- 30).
The neckline and shoulders:
153. Row 153 (RS): K1, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* one more time (you should have 21 stitches on your left needle), bind off until you have 21 stitches and repeat the pattern for the remaining stitches.

Starting with the next row we will knit every shoulder at a time.

First shoulder:

154: purl all stitches;
155-168: Row 155- 168: repeat the pattern from rows 17-30.

Cast off and secure the last stitch.

The second shoulder:

154: purl all stitches;
155-168: Row 155- 168: repeat the pattern from rows 17-30.

Cast off and secure the last stitch.

The chart for the back panel:

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summer vine lace knitted top

summer lace top

The front panel for the Summer Vine Lace knitted top:

Cast on 101 stitches and knit the ribbing exactly as you did for the back panel.

15.Row 15 (RS): K1, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
16. Row 16 and every WS row: Purl all stitches;
17. Row 17: K1, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
19. Row 19: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
21. Row 21: K1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
23. Row 23: K1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
25. Row 25: K1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
27. Row 27: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
29. Row 29: K1, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row.
30. Row 30: Purl all the stitches.

Repeat the pattern from row 15 for 7 times.

121. Row 121: bind off 10 sts, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 91 stitches;
122. Row 122: bind off 10 stitches, and purl until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
123: Row 123: K1, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
125: Row 125: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
127. Row 21: K1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
129. Row 23: K1, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
131. Row 25: K1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
133. Row 27: K1, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
135. Row 29: K1, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 81 stitches.
136. Row 30: Purl all stitches.
137. Row 137 (RS): K1, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1*, repeat *-* one more time (you should have 21 stitches on your left needle), bind off until you have 21 stitches and repeat the pattern for the remaining stitches.

Starting with the next row we will knit every shoulder at a time.

First shoulder:

138. Row 138: purl all stitches;
139-152. Row 139- 152: repeat the pattern from rows 17-30.
153-168. Row 153-168: repeat the pattern from rows 15-30.

Cast off and secure the last stitch.

The second shoulder:

138: purl all stitches;
139-152. Row 139- 152: repeat the pattern from rows 17-30.
153-168. Row 153-168: repeat the pattern from rows 15-30.

Cast off and secure the last stitch.

The chart for the front panel:

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summer vine lace knitted top

 

summer lace top

Optional: Crochet single crochet stitches all around the front panel and then around the back panel. Crochet the stitches on the right side (in corners crochet 2 sc in one stitch). I like to crochet this round of single crochet because the edges look better. In addition, it’s easier to join together the two panels. Plus the neckline looks better too, but you can skip this step if you like.

knitted top

Sew together the front and back panels, and then sew together the shoulders too. Sew the panels together using the stitch you know how to sew.

I recommend washing the knitted top by hand or on the washing machine at a maximum of 30 Celsius degrees. I prefer 20 Celsius degrees for all my knitted items. Block the top using your favorite method.

I hope you enjoyed the Summer Vine Lace knitted top and I can’t wait to see your projects made with the Summer Vine Lace knitted top. Also, feel free to tag me when you share your project on Instagram or Facebook, or you can use the hashtag #turquoisewithvanilla.

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