Off-the-shoulder Top (Short sleeves)
- Fingering weight yarn. Used for model: DMC Senso Wool Cotton (70% cotton, 30% wool), color no. 1305, equivalent to size 3 crochet thread. 100% cotton is not recommended, because it knits up thick without stretch. Try very thin sock yarn. You will need far less than one 100 yd (29g) ball
- Two size 1-US circular needles or a set of size 1-US DPNs.
- Darning needle, ruler, and scissors
- How to knit in the round
- How to work 1x1 ribbing in the round
- How to cast on mid-way through a round
- SSK and K2tog
- The m1 increase
CO 36 sts. Being careful not to twist, join for knitting in the round. Work 3 rounds in 1x1 ribbing.
Place marker after first 18 stitches.
Decrease round: K1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Repeat for back needle.
Work decrease round, then knit one round. Do this four times total, until you have a total of 20 sts on the needles.
K2 more rounds.
Begin increase rounds to shape for ribcage. Work the following repeat of 3 rounds three times:
Round 1: K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. Repeat for back needle.
Rounds 2 and 3: k all sts.
You will end this round with 32 sts. At the end of this last round, CO 8 sts. Continue knitting to the next marker and CO 8 more sts. You now have 48 sts. K to end of round. Beginning with the newly CO sts, begin to work in 1x1 ribbing. Work 3 total rounds in 1x1 ribbing. BO all sts.
Stretch the armholes with a larger knitting needle or some other implement roughly the size of a doll arm (i.e., a pinky finger). Weave in the two ends and you’re done!