Obi Easy Top Knitting Pattern
This is such an easy to make top, with just a few techniques to learn or use such as picking up stitches, yarn over (yo), k2tog, (knitting two stitches together at the same time) and slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass the slipped stitch over (skpo). It is designed for new knitters wanting to grow their confidence and can be layered for an all seasons look – see last image.
Made in our gorgeous 100%, worsted spun, alpaca yarn and available in five sizes.
Photographed in Alpaca Mist
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs, 100% pure alpaca Worsted spun yarn (from Tracy’s Herd of alpacas) 270m/100g.
Skill level: novice +
Womenswear UK Sizes:
X-Small: UK sizes 4-6, to fit approx 73cm/29″ bust (2 skeins of yarn)
Small: UK sizes 8-10, to fit approx 83cm/33″ bust (3 skeins of yarn)
Medium: UK sizes 12-14, to fit approx 93cm/37″ bust (3 skeins of yarn)
Large: UK sizes 16-18, to fit approx 102cm/40″ bust (4 skeins of yarn)
X-Large: UK sizes 20-22, to fit approx 112cm/44″ bust (4 skeins of yarn)
Needle size: A complete set of straight needles ranging from 4mm to 7.5mm for sizes XS and S, additionally 8mm for M, L and XL sizes – this includes half sizes. Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct tension. (not supplied)
Tension: 20 sts and 40 rows to 10 cm wide using 4mm needles over garter st.
The Kit includes pattern, yarn, postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after, care instructions and a recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles. It is packed in a clear plastic resealable bag which you can use for final garment storage.
Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from local breeders.