Knitted Top Preview: June 25, 2022

June 25 Knitting Preview: model wearing blue striped knitted top, park in background

Knitted Top: How To

Difficulty: Easy

We have a lovely versatile top for you to knit this week.

June 25 Knitted Top Preview: close up of blue striped knitted top pattern with necklace

Photography by Ally Stuart.

Our colourful knitted top features batwing sleeves and an eyelet pattern running vertically.

We’ve chosen a beautifully bright, variegated blue yarn, King Cole Summer 4-Ply. We are often asked for 4-ply designs so we hope this will be a winner.

The shade used is Neptune (4569), a glorious mix of blues running from very pale through turquoise to darker blue. You can view all the shades available and find your local stockist at

Instructions come for five sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 117/122 cm (46/48 ins). Actual size is around 13/8 cm (5/3 ins) bigger offering a comfortable fit that will allow for a layer underneath is you want.

We have graded this as an easy design – the four-row pattern is worked over thirteen stitches and repeated front and back. You increase to add the sleeves as you work, so the top consists of two pieces. If you are making one of the larger sizes, you might find a circular needle helps here.

Finally, this is a great value design with the first three sizes costing less than £20 to knit.

A real winner in every way!

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Find the full knitted top pattern in our June 25, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale this Wednesday!

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!