The Grey Dune Top was born from my desire of knitting more. I had some yarn left from some projects and even if it wasn’t designed for clothes, I said I will try.

I was experimenting with some lace knitting patterns and  I was so happy with the result that of course, I had to show it to the world 😁 .  What happened, was that you liked this top so much and asked for a pattern and I can’t be happier to share with you how to knit this super simple Grey Dune Top. 

I don’t know what to say more about it, so I think I will jump into the process 😅


• Yarn: Medium Weight Yarn (Size 4)

• Knitting Needles
o 8 mm needles (for ribbing)
o 10 mm needles (for the rest of the top)
you can use circular or straight needles, but for the neckline ribbing you will need 60cm circular needles or double-pointed needles to work in the round
• yarn needle for weaving in ends
• Stitch markers
• Scissors


The Grey Dune Top has a classic drop-shoulder design with an oversized fit with a positive ease of about 23 cm around the bust circumference.

The top has a panels construction (back, panel, and front panel).

After assembling front and back panels shoulders and sides up to the armhole we will pick up the sts around the neckline and work the ribbing.


The Grey Dune Top Pattern is available in 9 sizes, from XS up to 5X Large. The model is 168 cm tall, with an 86 cm Bust circumference, and wears a size Small.
The numbers are written below as follows: XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL); the US sizes 0/2 (4/6, 8/10, 12/14) (14/16W, 18/20W, 22/24W, 26/28W, 30/32W)
All the measurements use as reference Standard Body Measurements by ASTM International.

Neckline a: 20.5 cm (21, 21.5, 22.5) (23, 23.5, 24.5, 25.5, 26.5)
Bust width b: 64 cm (67, 70, 73) (77, 82, 87, 92, 97)
Armhole depth c: 17 cm (18, 18.5, 20) (21, 21.5, 22.5, 23.5, 25)
Length d: 45 cm (45, 45, 45) (46, 46, 47, 47, 47)

How much yarn do you need?

I used for my sample Recycled cotton yarn, Ekos by Katia. Each ball has 50 grams and 55 meters.

For each size you will need:
7 (7, 8, 8) (9, 9, 10, 10, 11) 0r 370 m (380, 400, 420) (450, 480, 520, 550, 580)


k – knit
p – purl
k2tog – knit two together
yo – yarn over
s – slip purlwise
R – rows
* – repeated section.


Using 10 mm needles in mesh stitch pattern
9.5 sts = 10 cm
15.5 rows = 10cm


The entire top is worked in a mesh stitch pattern with a knit 1, purl 1 ribbing.
The ribbing is worked with smaller size needles.



The stitch pattern requires a multiple of 2sts.
always slip purlwise the first st in a row and finish the row with a knit stitch.
an adjust the width by casting on as many sts as you want to get to the desired width.
You can make the top longer by working more rows in length.
Use any method you like for casting on and binding off.


Use 8mm needles
Cast on 62 (64, 68, 70) (74, 78, 84, 88, 94)
R1: k1, p1 until the end of the row.
R2-R7: rep. R1
Change to 10 mm needles
R8(ws): p all sts.
R9(rs): s, k1, *yo, k2tog. * Rep. until you have 2sts left, k2.
R10(ws): p all sts
R11(rs): s1, k1, *k2tog, yo. *Rep. until you have 2sts left, k2.

Rep. R8 – R11 until you have in total:
60 (60, 60, 60) (64, 64, 64, 64, 64) rows.
Next, we will work 4 more rows only into the shoulder sts.
Adjust the neckline width as desired or follow the numbers below:
Left Shoulder
Rep. the same st pattern, but work only the first 20 (21, 22, 23) (25, 26, 29, 30, 33) sts for 4 rows.
Bind off.
Right Shoulder
Bind off neckline sts: 22 (22, 24, 24) (24, 26, 26, 28, 28) sts. You should have left the same number of sts as for the left shoulder.
Rep. the stitch pattern for the next 4 rows. Bind off.

Rep. the same pattern as for the Front panel without shoulders section. Work a simple rectangle of 64 (64, 64, 64) (68, 68, 68, 68, 68) rows


Step 1: lay both pieces flat, facing the right side, shoulder next to shoulder, and stitch the shoulder sts.
Step 2: use stitch markers to mark the armholes: 26 (28, 29, 31) (33, 33, 35, 36, 39); stitch the side up to the armholes.


Using 8 mm circular needles (60 cm) or DPN needles, pick up the neckline sts.
Work in the round.
R1: k1, p1 until the end of the row.
R2-R7: rep. R1

Weave in all looser ends and block to measurements.



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