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Seafoam Summer Top

Wave goodbye to wintertime knits with this knitted top pattern. This Seafoam Summer Top will keep you cool and colorful. Channel the ocean tide with this gorgeous seafoam color. Like the crests of ocean waves, the ridges on this top pattern will keep you relaxed and tranquil. This light yarn will allow you to feel the ocean breeze as a reprieve from the hot sun. Embrace the ocean tides and feel like you're swimming in the sea with this fresh knit.


Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Patons Venus Main Color (50 g/1.75 oz;109 m/119 yds) (MC) Seafoam (10201) 6 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7)
  • Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) circular knitting needle 20" [51 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 4 stitch markers


Gauge: 16 sts and 21 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking stitch



  • To fit bust measurement
  • XS/S     28-34" [ 71-86.5 cm ]
  • M     36-38" [ 91.5-96.5cm ]
  • L     40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm ]
  • XL     44-46" [112-117 cm ]
  • 2XL/3XL     48-54" [ 122-137 cm ]
  • 4XL/5XL     56-62” [ 142-157.5 cm ]


  • Finished bust (note: garment will stretch to fit)
  • XS/S     35½" [90 cm]
  • M     38½" [98 cm]
  • L     42½" [108 cm]
  • XL     45½" [115.5 cm]
  • 2XL/3XL     52 [132cm]
  • 4XL/5XL     59" [150cm]


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Note: Body is worked in one piece from neck edge down.

Beg at neck edge, cast on 84 (88-88-96- 96-100) sts. Join in rnd, PM on first st.
1st rnd: Purl.
2nd rnd: *K29 (31-31-33-33-35). yo. K1 (PM on last st). yo. K11 (11-11-13-13-13). yo. K1 (PM on last st). yo. Rep from * once more. 8 sts increased.
3rd rnd: Knit.
4th rnd: *Knit to next marked st. yo. Knit marked st. yo. Rep from * 3 times more. Knit to end of rnd. 8 sts increased. Rep last 2 rnds 13 (15-13-13-11-5) times more. 204 (224-208-216-200-156) sts.
Next rnd: *Knit to next marked st. yo. Knit marked st. yo. Rep from * 3 times more. Knit to end of rnd. 8 sts increased. Rep last rnd 4 (4-10-12-20-32) times more. 244 (264-296-320-368-420) sts.
Shape sleeves: Next rnd: Knit to next marked st. Knit marked st. Cast off next 51 (55-63-69-81-93) sts. K71 (77-85-91-103-117). Cast off next 51 (55-63-69-81-93) sts. PM for end of rnd (thus rearranging sts rem sts will begin next rnd).
Next rnd: *K70 (76-84-90-102-116). PM on next st and knit this st. Rep from * once more. 142 (154-170-182-206-234) sts. Rep last rnd (keeping side markers in position) until work from sleeve cast off edge measures 8½ (8½-9-9-9½-9½)" [21.5 (21.5-23-23-24-24) cm].
Next rnd: (Knit to next marked st. yo. Knit marked st. yo) twice. 4 sts increased.
Next 2 rnds: Knit. Rep last 3 rnds 14 times more. 202 (214-230-242-266-294) sts.
Next rnd: Purl.
Next rnd: Knit.
Cast off loosely purlwise

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This has an interesting design and texture! I want to try it out. This would work as a swimsuit cover-up too!


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