Knitting A Bright Overtop Preview: January 7, 2023

Brown haired woman model wearing bright cool toned knitted overtop with white long sleeved shirt underneath

We’re knitting a bright overtop for you this week.

How To: Knitting A Bright Overtop

Close up of knitted overtop v neck with detailed knitting in cool toned yarn

Photography by Eddie Phillips.

Our top features a bobble pattern against a garter-stitch background. A large V neck completes the look.

The colourful yarn is Rico Creative Melange Chunky in Teal-Lilac (057). A fun mix of blended colours that will knit up quickly.

It is available from your local stockist or you can order direct from

Instructions are for six sizes ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 (50/52 ins). Actual size is around 18/13 cm (7/5 ins) bigger, giving a comfortable fit.

The bobble panels feature throughout the front and back over a four-row repeat.

This is the perfect choice for an extra layer indoors or out. The wool and acrylic yarn will keep you cosy and is practical enough for every-day wear.

So why not add a splash of colour to your day with this bright, fashionable overtop?

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The People's Friend cover of the 4th January 2023 issue with Dorchester illustration

Copyright of DC Thomson.

Find the full instructions for knitting a bright overtop in our January 7, 2023 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents. Or subscribe to the magazine to get every issue delivered straight to your door, making sure you never miss an issue. 

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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!