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Clara Halter Top


A halter top. Created by the Daily Knitter staff.

Sizes: S/M (L/XL)
5(7) Skeins in Dark Blue 34 - Jo-Ann Sensations Willow (52% Nylon, 48% Rayon; 1.75 oz / 43.7 yds)

Circular Knitting Needle - Size US 8, 29"

2 Double Pointed Knitting Needles - Size US 8

Gauge - 11 sts = 4"
Cast On 84 (110) stitches on the Circular Knitting Needle. Turn work, do not work in the round.

Make the bottom:
Row 1 - 4: Knit row.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.

Repeat Rows 5-6 until piece measures 8" (10") or desired length from armhole to bottom.

Shape the top:
Row 1: Cast off 20 (26) st, Knit to the end.
Row 2: Cast off 20 (26) st, Purl to the end.
Row 3: K2, K2tog, K to last 4 stitches, K2 tog, K2.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Repeat rows 3-6 until 15" (17")
Repeat rows 5-6 4 times.
Bind off loosely.

Using the Double Pointed Knitting Needles, knit a 20 inch long, 2 stitch I cord.

Seam the back of the halter top. Fold over the upper edge and sew in place to form casing. Thread the I cord through the casing.

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