Anne Top Pattern


This single pattern is available as a download.

My design ideas and advice: Lazy, hazy summer days call for simple, easy knitting and that is exactly what I had in mind when I designed this Anne Top. Of course, in the Yorkshire Dales – and other areas of the world! – those lazy hazy summer days can come and go quite quickly. So I wanted to design something that was a simple knit to pick up and put down in between the showers and was ready in time for that day or two of sunshine….or more! And then when the autumn comes, this top is perfect for adding that touch of creative colour to a long sleeved top. There is no shaping on this top and the only joining together is at the side seams and the shoulders are joined together with buttonholes and buttons. I named this pattern after Lady Anne Clifford from  Skipton Castle.

For this pattern you may use*:

Yarn: 6(7:8:9:10) 50g balls of DK weight yarn merino cotton DK (50% merino & 50% cotton, 120m/131yds per 50g).

Metres: 636(848:848:1060:1060)m.

Needles: 3.75mm and 4mm.

Notions: 4(4:6:6:8) buttons (size is approx. 15mm in diameter).

Gauge (tension): 22 stitches and 32 rows to 10cm/4ins square over garter stitch rib using 4mm needles.


To Fit Chest (suggested)
76.5-81.5 81.5-86.5 91.5-96.5 101.5-106.5 112-117 cm
30-32 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 ins
Actual Chest Size
85 93 105 112.5 120 cm
33 36½ 41¼ 44¼ 47 ins
Length (from shoulder)
55 56 60 64 67 cm
21 22 23 25 26 ins


*the yarn I used for this pattern has been discontinued and so I’ve suggested merino cotton DK as a good substitute.

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