I was just gifted some beautiful knit collage yarn from a very kind viewer. It’s my first time working with it and it’s gorgeous quality.

It’s been a while since I knitted, and it’s also time for some warm weather clothes. So I took the opportunity to make my first knitted halter top. It has a fuzzy, woolly kind of texture so I named it the woolly halter top.

I often get requests for free patterns in sizes other than small. So, here’s a free written pattern and video tutorial in sizes xs-xxl. Hope you enjoy 🙂

Materials

Stitches used & code

  • k = knit
  • p = purl
  • st = stitch(es)
  • ssk = slip,slip, knit slipped stitches together. A decrease
  • k2tog =knit 2 stitches together. A decrease
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side

Notes:

  • This pattern made as us women’s sizes XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • The back and the front panel are made the same

Here’s the video tutorial for this haler top

Gauge unblocked: 9.5 stockinette stitch x 11 row = 4″

Sizes and measurements (These are measured before blocking/washing. Keep in mind that your halter top will stretch out a few inches after you block/wash it)

  • XS = 13.47″ width x 12.72″ length (140 yards of yarn)
  • S = 16″ width x 13.45″ length (160 yards of yarn)
  • M = 18.52″ width x 15.63″ length (200 yards of yarn)
  • L = 21.05″ width x 17.81″ length (240 yards of yarn)
  • XL = 23.57 width x 20″ length (300 yards of yarn)
  • XXL = 26.10″ width x 22.18 length (340 yards of yarn)

Pattern ( Make 2 )

cast on 32( 38, 44, 50, 56, 62 ) st

Row 1 ( rs ): * k 1, p 1 * rep from *to* till the end. Total of 32( 38, 44, 50, 56, 62 ) st

Row 2 – 6 rep row 1

Row 7 ( rs ): Turn, k all st across. Total of 32( 38, 44, 50, 56, 62 ) st

Row 8 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 32( 38, 44, 50, 56, 62 ) st

Row 9 – 18( 20, 24, 28, 32, 36 ) rep row 7 and 8 ( Knit on the right side, Purl on the wrong side )

*If you want a longer top just keep repeating row 7 and 8 before we start making the upper left and right side

Upper left side ( when you wear it )

Row 19( 21, 25, 29, 33, 37 )( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 12( 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 ) st, k2tog. Total of 14( 17, 20, 23, 26, 29 ) st

Row 20( 22, 26, 30, 34, 38 )( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 14( 17, 20, 23, 26, 29 ) st

Row 21( 23, 27, 31, 35, 39 )( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 10( 13, 16, 19, 22, 25 ) st, k2tog. Total of 12( 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, ) st

Row 22( 24, 28, 32, 36, 40 )(ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 12( 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 ) st

Row 23( 25, 29, 33, 37, 41 )( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 8( 11, 14, 17, 20, 23 ) st, k2tog. Total of 10( 13, 16, 19, 22, 25 ) st

Row 24( 26, 30, 34, 38, 42 )( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 10( 13, 16, 19, 22, 25 ) st

Row 25( 27, 31, 35, 39, 43 )( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 6( 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 ) st, k2tog. Total of 8(11, 14, 17, 20, 23 ) st

Row 26( 28, 32, 36, 40, 44 )( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 8( 11, 14, 17, 20, 23 ) st

Row 27( 29, 33, 37, 41, 45 )( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 4( 7, 10, 13, 16, 19 ) st, k2tog. Total of 6( 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 ) st

Row 28( 30, 34, 38, 42, 46 )( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 6( 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 ) st

Row 29( 31, 35, 39, 43, 47 )( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 2( 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 ) st, k2tog. Total of 4( 7, 10, 13, 16, 19 ) st

Row 30( 32, 36, 40, 44, 48 )( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 4( 7, 10, 13, 16, 19 ) st

Size extra small only

Row 31 ( rs ): Turn, k all st across. Total of 4 st

Row 32 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 4 st

Row 33 ( rs ): Turn, k all st across. Total of 4 st

Row 34 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 4 st

Row 35 ( rs ): Turn, bind off in pattern *cut the yarn and leave 10″ tail

Size small only

Row 33 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 3 st, k2tog. Total of 5 st

Row 34 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. total of 5 st

Row 35 ( rs ): Turn, k all st across. Total of 5 st

Row 36 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 5 st

Row 37 ( rs ): Turn, bind off in pattern *cut the yarn and leave 11″ tail

Size medium only

Row 37 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 6 st, k2tog. Total of 8 st

Row 38 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 8 st

Row 39 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 4 st, k2tog. Total of 6 st

Row 40 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 6 st

Row 41 ( rs ): Turn, k all st across. Total of 6 st

Row 42 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 6 st

Row 43 ( rs ): Turn, bind off in pattern *cut the yarn and leave 12″ tail

Size large only

Row 41 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 9 st, k2tog. Total of 11 st

Row 42 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 11 st

Row 43 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 7 st, k2tog. Total of 9 st

Row 44 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 9 st

Row 45 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 5 st, k2tog. Total of 7 st

Row 46 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 7 st

Row 47 ( rs ): Turn, k all st across. Total of 7 st

Row 48 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 7 st

Row 49 ( rs ): Turn, bind off in pattern *cut the yarn and leave 13″ tail

Size extra large only

Row 45 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 12 st, k2tog. Total of 14 st

Row 46 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 14 st

Row 47 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 10 st, k2tog. Total of 12 st

Row 48 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 12 st

Row 49 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 8 st, k2tog. Total of 10 st

Row 50 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 10 st

Row 51 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 6 st. k2tog. Total of 8 st

Row 52 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 8 st

Row 53 ( rs ): Turn, k all st across. Total of 8 st

Row 54 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 8 st

Row 55 ( rs ): Turn, bind off in pattern *cut the yarn and leave 14″ tail

Size double extra large

Row 49 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 15 st, k2tog. Total of 17 st

Row 50 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 17 st

Row 51 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 13 st, k2tog. Total of 15 st

Row 52 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 15 st

Row 53 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 11 st, k2tog. Total of 13 st

Row 54 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 13 st

Row 55 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 9 st, k2tog. Total of 11 st

Row 56 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 11 st

Row 57 ( rs ): Turn, ssk, k next 7 st, k2tog. Total of 9 st

Row 58 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 9 st

Row 59 ( rs ): Turn, k all st across. Total of 9 st

Row 60 ( ws ): Turn, p all st across. Total of 9 st

Row 61 ( rs ): Turn, bind off in pattern *cut the yarn and leave 15″ tail

Upper right side ( when you wear it )

Begin adding new yarn and repeat the same pattern when you make the upper left side, but you don’t need to leave the tail.

Joining the pieces together

Take the back and front panel, place them together with correct side facing each other/down, using the tail that we left earlier, start sewing on the wrong side sew along top of the shoulder area using method of choice.

Sew the side of the top

Fold your top in half at the shoulder seam with the wrong side facing each other. Cut a new strand of yarn 20-40 inches long, enough to sew the bottom up to the armpit where we began making the upper left and right side. (check picture below )

Congratulations, you did it! I’d love to see everyone’s work. If you want to share with me, just tag me on FB or IG. Happy knitting!

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