Nelly Top

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Yarn: (DK weighted yarn) Weight Category 3

(Thanks to Cascade Yarns for sponsoring the yarn for this pattern.) Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Paints - Color Flamingo (9862) (3.5 oz/100 g, 220 yds/200 m) Amount Required(approx.): size 12/18m: 263 yds (2 skeins); size 1/2: 312 yds (2 skeins); size 3/4: 363 yds (2 skeins); size 5/6: 411 yds (2 skeins); size 7/8: 478 yds (3 skeins); size 9/10: 577 yds (3 skeins); size 11/13: 630 yds (3 skeins); size XS: 688 yds (4 skeins); size S: 741 yds (4 skeins); size M: 812 yds (4 skeins); size L: 925 yds (5 skeins); size XL: 1065 yds (5 skeins).

Tools and Notions:

3.75 mm (US 5) double pointed needles/circular needles darning needle stitch marker

Finish Size:

Chest Circumference: size 12/18m: 19 ½ inches; size 1/2: 21 inches; size 3/4: 23 inches; size 5/6: 25 inches; size 7/8: 27 inches; size 9/10: 29 inches; size 11/13: 29 ½ inches; size XS: 30 ½ inches; size S: 32 ½ inches; size M: 34 ½ inches; size L: 38 ½ inches; size XL: 42 ½ inches. Length to underarm: size 12/18m: 6 inches; size 1/2: 7 inches; size 3/4: 7 ½ inches; size 5/6: 8 inches; size 7/8: 9 inches; size 9/10: 10 ½ inches; size 11/13: 11 ½ inches; size XS: 12 ½ inches; size S: 12 ½ inches; size M: 13 inches; size L: 13 inches; size XL: 13.5 inches.

Gauge: (in 4" x 4"/10cm x 10cm)

24 sts x 28 rows in stockinette st. (US 5 knitting needle)


bm = beginning of round marker k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together kfb = knit 1 in the front and back m1l = make 1 knit stitch left m1r = make 1 knit stitch right p = purl patt = pattern pm = place marker rep =repeat sbm = slip beginning of round marker sl = slip sm = slip marker skp = slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over st(s) = stitch(es) wyib = with yarn in back

Pattern Notes:

  • Difficulty Level: intermediate
  • Sizing in pattern will be listed as 12/18m, 1/2 (3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10) 11/13 {XS, S, M, L} XL. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. You may circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
  • Fits chest circumference: 18, 20 (22, 24, 26, 28) 29 {30, 32, 34, 38} 42 inches 0 - 1 inches positive ease. Pictured size 3/4 on a 3 year old.
  • Nelly top is worked from top down. Work 2 stripes first, then join for the BACK. Work FRONT and join with BACK, then you start working in rounds.
  • Chain stitch edge (for stripe and armhole edge): Sl 1 wyif, work in any given stitches pattern to last st, knit through the back loop (Kbl).


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For v20190628(the launch version) Armhole shaping for front and back should be the same. So Back armhole shaping adjust to Row 1 (RS): sl 1 wyif,

3 times, M1L, K to last 9 sts, M1R, 3 times, Kbl. Row 2: sl 1 wyif,

3 times, P to last 9 sts, 3 times, Kbl. After armhole shaping for front, you don't need to break yarn, just keep working. Combine body join round and round 1 together: Round 1(RS facing): 3 times, K to 6 sts before end of Front, PM,

3 times, cast on 5 sts (back loop method), 3 times, K to 6 sts before end of Back, PBM,

3 times, SBM, cast on 5 sts (back loop method).

Please note that the stitch markers is not located at the middle of side seam. Stitch count for 12/18m after ruffle increase 180 sts For v20190727 Join Back to Front Round 1(RS facing): 3 times, K to 6 sts before end of Front,

3 times, PM, cast on 5 sts (back loop method), 3 times, K to 6 sts before end of Back,

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