Knitting pattern for Katrines bridal top by Katrine Hannibal for Önling
On September 26, 2020, Katrine was married for the second time. She had turned 50, and wanted both a church wedding and to be married in white, but in a more downplayed way. Her first wedding, when she was 27, was a ‘princess wedding’ with her wearing a magnificent dress, lace, veil, and a long train, so she had already tried that. This time she wanted to look good and feminine without too many frills, and she wanted to knit my own top. She managed to find the most beautiful, 5-layered tulle skirt – it had been used by another bride, and her girlfriend helped her shorten it by almost 50 cm to make it fit her. The top was to be made of 100% cashmere from one of our Italian suppliers. She wanted it to be simple, with a symbolic lace pattern.
The symbol pattern is ancient and means: Family. It is a combination of symbols meaning woman, man, and children, which combined means family.
Many knitters have asked about a pattern for the top, and here it is. The design may easily be changed to have 3/4 or long sleeves. And depending on your preferred yarn, it will have different expressions. A lovely summer version can be made from No 21 and No 13 together, or in the Everyday kit.
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Designed by Katrine Hannibal for Önling
Finished chest: (84)93(100)110(114)122(132) cm / (33)36.6(39.4)43.3(44.9)48(52) inches
Length: (53)54(55)56(59)60(61) cm / (20.9)21.3(21.7)22(23.2)23.6(24) inches
Underarm sleeve length, short sleeve: 8 cm / 3.1 inches
Underarm sleeve length, 3/4 sleeve: (22)23(24)25(26)27(28) cm / (8.7)9(9.4)9.8(10.2)10.6(11) inches
Gauge:23 sts and 32 rows/rounds of stockinette and stitch pattern on needle size 3 mm / US 4 = 10x10 cm / 4x4 inches.
Recommended circular needles: size 3 and 3.5 mm / US 2.5 and 4.
The bridal top can be knitted in 4 different combinations of Önling yarn.
Önling Everyday kit:
1 Every day kit, consisting of Önling No 12, 55% wool and 45% cotton and Önling No 13, 95% lambswool from the first haircut and 5% cashmere.
Knit with 2 strands, one of each yarn type throughout.
Önling Silk kit:
1 Silk kit, consisting of 3 thin luxury yarns of silk, linen and merino wool. Yarn enough for 3/4 sleeves. Knit with 3 trandsm one of each yarn quality throughout.
Önling No 14 (with short sleeves)
(300)350(350)400(400)450 g Önling No 14, 78% organic GOTS certified cotton and 22% linen. 120 m per 50 g. Knit with 1 strand throughout.
Önling No 21 + 13
(200)200(250)250(250)300(300) g Önling No 21 Hanne Falkenberg Sofistica yarn, 60% cotton, 40% linen.
(50)50(50)50(50)80(80) g Önling No 13, Cashmere accompanying thread, 95% lambswool from the first cut and 5% cashmere. Knit with 2 strands, one of each yarn quality throughout.
The top is worked in the round from the top down. First, the yoke is worked with short rows and increases, and then with increases in the lace pattern. Finally, the yoke stitches are divided into body and sleeves, which are finished separately. This allows you to try on the top as you go and make adjustments to make it fit perfectly. It is very easy to adjust the length to be shorter or longer as you prefer.