The classic Breton striped top is given a knitterly twist through the use of a pretty star stitch pattern
Striped, textured jumper
BRETON TOPS never seem to go out of style, thanks to their classic shape and appealing blue and white stripes. Chloe Webster has created a knitted version, worked in a DK-weight cotton to give a pretty yet relaxed garment. She has combined her stripes with a star stitch textured pattern. Her design features buttoned shoulders, and a contrasting stripe pattern on the sleeves. Our sample has been knitted in Patons 100% Cotton DK, a mercerised cotton yarn that comes in a wide choice of colours.
STITCH PATTERNS STAR STITCH
(multiple of 4 sts + 1) Row 1 (WS): *P1, MS; rep from * to last st, P1. Row 2 (RS): Knit. Row 3: *P3, MS; rep from * to last st, P1. Row 4: Knit. Rep last 4 rows for pattern.
Row 1 (RS): *P2, K1; rep from * to end. Row 2 (WS): *P1, K2; rep from * to end. Rep these 2 rows for pattern.
SLEEVE STRIPE PATTERN
Worked in reverse stocking stitch (P on RS, K on WS): Work 4 rows in yarn B. Work 6 rows in yarn A. Rep these 10 rows for pattern.
Using 4mm needles and yarn A, cast on 117 ( 132: 150: 165: 180) sts. Work 5 rows in 2x1 rib, inc 0 ( 1:0: 0: 1) st and dec 0 ( 0:1: 0: 0) st at end of last row. 117 ( 133: 149: 165: 181) sts. Work in Star Stitch until work meas approx. 9cm from cast-on, ending after row 2 of pattern. Change to yarn B. Work 4 rows in Star Stitch. Change to yarn A. Work 6 rows in Star Stitch. Rep last 10 rows until work meas approx. 35 cm, ending after 6 rows in yarn A. Cut yarn A. ** Continue in Star Stitch using yarn B only until work meas 52 ( 53: 55: 56: 58) cm, ending after a WS row.
SHAPE NECK AND SHOULDERS
Next row (RS): Patt 30 ( 35: 42: 47: 52) sts and place these sts on a holder, cast off 57 ( 62: 66: 71: 76) sts, patt to end.
Star stitch pattern gives an appealing textured fabric