Olive Flare Top by Diane Zangl

Olive Flare Top

August 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
875 - 1125 yards (800 - 1029 m)
Finished Bust Size 39 (43, 47, 51)”
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Classic best describes this top that will become a wardrobe staple. Stockinette stitch is featured for the entire garment, while garter stitch trims the lowered jewel neckline, sleeve and bottom edges. The body and elbow-length sleeves flare outward for a flattering shape.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 39 (43, 47, 51)”; 3” positive ease recommended. Shown in size 43”

Gauge: 19 sts and 24 rows = 4” 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after a light steaming


Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Cleo DK Cotton (100% Mercerized Pima Cotton; 125 yards 114 meters/50 grams): #170 Olive (7 (8, 8, 9) skeins)

Needles: US size 6 (4mm) 16” and 24” circular for borders, US size 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular for front, back, and sleeves

Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes: This garment uses unit construction, which means each piece is finished as much as possible (bands, seams, etc.) before moving on to the next major piece. This eliminates much of the finishing work at the end – something many knitters dislike.

Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts. Do not join, work in rows.