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Tutorial: argyle knit sleeveless top

If our Cleopatra yarn has won you over, then we definitely recommend this short tutorial on how to make a argyle knit sleeveless top. A classic garment but bursting with style! Suitable for any occassion.


Tutorial: how to make a argyle knit sleeveless top

Cleopatra yarn  col. Tuareg 370 g / 13 oz to be worked 3 ply
Knitting needle  n° 5 EU / 8 US
Knitting needle  n° 6 EU / 10 US
Crochet hook n° 4 EU / G-6 US
4 stitch markers
1 needle

Clover Bamboo Knitting Needle - 40 cm - 4-6.5 mm
6.00 mm
1 pc. € 9,64
Cleopatra - 100 g - The Classics Collection
1 pc. € 9,06
€ 12,95
Lincoln - 100 g - The Classics Collection
1 pc. € 7,17
€ 10,25
Cleopatra - 100 g - The Classics Collection
1 pc. € 9,06
€ 12,95

20cm x 20cm: garter stitch 20 stitches x 42 rounds

Rib stitch 1x1:
round 1, knit 1, purl 1
round 2, knit stitches as they appear
Garter stitch:
knit all rows
Shrimp stitch:
double crochet from left to right

Worked with 3 ply Cleopatra col. Tuareg.
The stitch markers are to mark the beginning of the armhole, so you’ll need 2 for the front and 2 for the back.


Making the front of the argyle weave vest

Cast on 69 stitches on the no.5 needles and work the rib stitch, * 1st round knit 1, purl 1, 2nd round work the stitches as they appear*, repeat from * to * 3 times. Proceed with the no.6 needles.
Continue with no.6 needles.

Follow the chart below:
Pattern argyle knit sleeveless top
The black dots on the diagram are the drops of the armhole which are the same for both the front and the back.

Making the back of the sleeveless top

Work as for the front but after the rib stitch, proceed with the garter stitch, following the instructions on the chart for the dropping of the armhole.

Finishing off
Sew up the shoulders and the sides.

Finish the back of the neck with the shrimp stitch using hook size 4 EU / G-6 US.

We’ve come to the end of this short tutorial on how to make a argyle weave vest. What do you reckon? We think it’s definitely worth having a top like this in our wardrobe!

If you’re fascinated by the extraordinary world of knitting, why not check out this tutorial too on how to make a Cotton tape cardigan using double crochet rib stitch.