Hardware top pattern
Hardware top pattern
Hardware top pattern
Hardware top pattern
Hardware top pattern
Hardware top pattern
Hardware top pattern
Hardware top pattern
Hardware top pattern
Hardware top pattern
Hardware top pattern
Hardware top pattern

Hardware top pattern

Petra Breakstone

$ 6.00

Hardware

I have wanted to create a top that would introduce another medium to the craft of knitting for some time now. After several trials, I finally hit on something~ or at least I think so…. 

The avant garde and slightly oversized, pure fun and a bit out of the ordinary Hardware top was born.

Easy to knit and in one piece flat. Even a beginner can handle it. The application of the grosgrain ribbon and D-rings called “hardware” can be done by hand or sewing machine and is pretty straight forward.

This top certainly has the WOW factor, doesn't it?

No worries, there is a photo tutorial to guide you through it. It's simple heavy duty grosgrain ribbon and belt buckle D-rings. You can hand sew with a darning needle or use your sewing machine for the application of the ribbon. 

For bust sizes ranging from 36” up to 52” to be worn with 10”-14” of positive ease.

Yarn: 
As shown in the photos: I love the texture created~ 
Darlon a sport weight yarn, 309 yards 282 m per skein. 
2/2/3 skeins used. 
Bambon, a DK weight 154 yards/140 m each, 4/4/5 skeins used. 
Yarns are held together throughout. 
Knit kits are available including the free pattern Right HERE

Alternatively: 
Use 500/580/650 yards or 458/530/595 m of a chunky yarn.

Notions: 
US size 13 (9 mm) circular needle, 36” (90 cm). 
Heavy duty grosgrain ribbon about 1“ wide (2.5 cm) and 2.5/2.75/3 yards (2.30/2.50/2.75 m) in length. 
8/8/10 D-rings 1”(2.5 cm) in size
 
Darning needle
 
Matching thread
 
Straight pins to hold your grosgrain ribbon in place when sewing 
Sewing machine optional

Gauge: 
9 sts and 14 rows in 4” knitted in stockinette stitch, blocked.

Techniques: 
Knitting in Stockinette stitch, garter stitch, knitted cast on, attaching/sewing on the hardware.

Level of Expertise: Easy to knit

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