Metallic Color Dipped Top

Metallic Color Dipped Top

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Patons
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Additional Information



  • Sizes U.S. 6 & U.S. 8 knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Patons® Metallic™ (3 oz; 252 yds) Sizes XS/S M L XL 2/3XL 4/5XL:
    Main Color (MC) Blue Steel 3 4 5 6 7 8 balls
    Contrast A Pewter 3 3 4 4 5 6 balls
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape



To fit bust measurement
Extra-Small/Small 28-34"
Medium 36-38"
Large 40-42"
Extra-Large 44-46"
2/3 X-Large 48-54"
4/5 X-Large 56-62"

Finished bust
Extra-Small/Small 37"
Medium 42"
Large 46"
Extra-Large 50"
2/3 X-Large 57"
4/5 X-Large 63½"
The instructions are written for smallest size.
If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.
**With A and larger needles, cast on 79 (89-97-107-121-135) sts loosely.
Knit 4 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.
Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (WS). K2. *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st.
2nd row: K1. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
4th row: K2. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to last st.
These 4 rows form pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 13", ending on a 1st row of pat.
Break A.
Change to MC and cont in pat (beg on a 2nd row), until work from beg measures 18", ending on a WS row.
Shape armholes: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (8-10-12-8-10) sts beg next 2 (2-2-2-4-4) rows. 67 (73-77-83-89-95) sts.
Dec 1 st each end of next and every following alt row 5 (7-8-9-10-12) times more. 55 (57-59-63-67-69) sts.**
Cont even in pat until armhole measures 7 (-8-8--)", ending on a WS row.
Shape neck: Next row: (RS). Pat across 12 (13-13-15-16-17) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows. 9 (10-10-12-13-14) sts.
Work 2 rows even in pat. Cast off.
With RS facing, slip next 31 (31-33-33-35-35) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and pat to end of row.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows. 9 (10-10-12-13-14) sts.
Work 2 rows even in pat. Cast off.

Stitch Glossary
= Alternate(ing)
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dec = Decrease(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
Inc1 = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
K = Knit
K1below = Knit into next stitch 1 row below, at same time, slipping off stitch above.
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Rem = Remaining
= Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side

Metallic Color Dipped Top is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly written pattern This pattern only has information for the sweater back.  The front and sleeve directions are missing.  Also missing is the knitting gauge.  This is very important when making a garment.
Date published: 2014-01-19
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