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Clara Halter Top Knitting Pattern

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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