Summer set with Cotton Queen – free crochet instruction

Sleeveless top – free crochet instruction
12.02.2019

SUMMER SET

 PART 1 – SLEEVELESS TOP

 

Difficulty : Intermediate

Size: 38 / 40

Yarn used: PERFORMANCE Cotton Queen, 180g

Needle: 4.0

Designer: PERFORMANCE all rights reserved

Tension: 10 x10 cm = 26r x 36st

Stitches:

   

Stitches used:

Fancy airy stitch (diagram 1)

Knit stitches, purl stitches

Directions:

FRONT & BACK

Cast on 87 stitches. Knit 25 rows following diagram 1. You have to repeat the diagram 7 times in width. Continue with knit stitches. From 65th row on you have to increase on both sides 6 x 1st on each 8th row. After finishing do not bind off. Leave the stitches on a spare needle.

FRONT AND BACK NECKLINE CURVE

90 rows after the diagram stitches divide the knitwear on 2 equal parts and knit them separately. Decrease at the beginning of every second row : 1 х 7 st., 1 х 4 st,  2 х 3 st, 3 х 2 st, 7 х 1 st.

 SLEEVELINE CURVE

4 rows after forming the neckline you have to form the sleeveline curve. Decrease on every 2nd row: 1 х 5 st, 1 х 3 st, 1 х 2 st, 4 х 1 st.

After forming the neckline and sleeveline curves there are 6 stitches left. Knit them straight till finishing.

Finishing neckline

Join together the front and the back. Combine all the stitches left on spare needle. The total number of stitches is 225. Knit 6 rows by alternating 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch.

Finishing sleeveline

Cast on 126 stiches directly from the front and the back that are already joined together. Knit 6 rows by alternating 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch.

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PART 2 – BOLERO

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Size: 38 / 40

Yarn used:  PERFORMANCE Cotton Queen, 250g

Needle: 4.0

Designer:PERFORMANCE all rights reserved

Tension: 10 x10 cm = 26r x 36st

Directions:

BACK, FRONT AND SLEEVES  / to be knitted all together at one piece/ :

Start knitting from one of the sleeves. Cast on 51 stitches. Knit with knit stitches. Till row 124 you have to increase uniformly : 10 times with 1 stitch on each side of each 6th row; 8 times with 1 stitch on each side of each 8th row. In this way you will have on row 124 a number of 88 stitches. After row 130 increase as follows: 1 x 3 st. and 2 x 4 stitches. The total number of stitches is then 110. On row 136 start forming the front part by decreasing on each second row 1 x 5 st, 12 x 1 st., 1 x 4 st., 2 x 5 st.. The decreased stitches are 55 in total. Knit evenly the rest 55 stitches for the back. 160 rows after the first decreased stitch for the front, you have to start forming the other from part by increasing as follows: 2 х 5 st., 1 х 4 st., 12 х 1 st., 1 х 4 st. The total number of stitches is again 110. Continue forming the second sleeve by decreasing on both sides as follows: 2 х 4 st., 1 х 3 st. on each second row;  8 х 1 st. on each 8th

row, 10 х 1 st. on each 6 row. At finishing point the sleeve must have 51 stitches.

Finishing

 CUFFS

Sew the sleeves lines. To form the cuff cast on 63 stitches. Knit 24 rows with the fancy airy stitch following diagram 1. On row 25 start repeating the diagram from its 3rd row on. Knit row 33rd by alternating one “yarn over” and one “knit 2 st. tog”. Continue with 2 rows knit stitches. On row 34th make uniform decreases to reach a total number of stitches 51. Join the cuff to the sleeve edge by sewing.

COLLAR

Cast on 231 stitches. Knit 25 rows following diagram 1. Continue with 2 rows of knit stitches. On the second of these 2 rows decrease uniformly 10 stitches to reach a total number of stitches 221. Join the collar to the front and back by sewing.

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