Bastille : Knitty.com - Spring + Summer 2022

Bastille

Bastille, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com.

INTRODUCTION

Bastille

beauty shotby

Tangy

 

Top down, seamless, warm—weather friendly – what's not to love? This lightweight tee begins with smaller diamonds that grow into larger ones that are used throughout the lower yoke and body. Garter edges and the slightest of rolled hems finish things off.

The lace and cable stitchwork on this piece looks like a sort of decorative framework to me – one that might be on an iron gate enclosing a prisoner in a very fancy prison. We've all been in some sort of prison these last couple of years, it seems. And if you're anything like me, you've been prettying up your space to make it feel less so.

spacer model: Amy Gunderson

spacer photos: Alex Henley

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SIZE

XS[S/M, L, 1X/2X, 3X, 4X, 5X/6X]
shown in size S with 5 inches/12.5 cm of positive ease

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Chest circumference at underarm: 32.75[39.25, 45.75, 52.25, 59, 65.5, 72] inches/ 83[99.5, 116, 132.5, 150, 166.5, 183] cm
Length: 20[21, 22, 23, 23.5, 25, 25.5] inches/ 51[53.5, 56, 58.5, 59.5, 63.5, 65] cm

MATERIALS

Yarn
spacer Universal Yarn Wool Pop [50% bamboo, 35% superwash wool, 15% polyamide; 284 yds/260 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein]; color: 629 Waterfall; 3[3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7] skeins


Yarn Characteristics
spacer Wool Pop is a round, smooth, and plump blend of bamboo, wool, and nylon. This DK-weight yarn has a subtle sheen with a heathered appearance in the way wool and bamboo take dye differently.


Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
spacer US #5/3.75mm circular needles, 24-32 inches/60-80 cm long
spacer US #5/3.75mm circular needle, 16 inches/40 cm long
spacer US #5/3.75mm DPNs or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round
spacer US #3/3.25mm circular needle, 24-32 inches/60-80 cm long
spacer US #3/3.25mm circular needle, 16 inches/40 cm long
spacer US #3/3.25mm DPNs or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round

Notions
spacer stitch markers
spacer stitch holders
spacer cable needle
spacer yarn needle

GAUGE

22 sts/30 rnds = 4 inches/10 cm in Diamond Lace pattern with larger needle
22 sts/44 rnds = 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch with smaller needle

Note: gauge is always taken after blocking.

PATTERN NOTES

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

3/3 RC: Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold at back, k3; k3 from cn.
3/3 LC: Sl next 3 sts to cn and hold at front, k3; k3 from cn.

CHARTS




Diamond Lace (multiple of 12 sts increasing to multiple of 18 sts)
Rnd 1: *Ssk, p2, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, p2, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *K1, p2, k6, p2, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 3: *Ssk, p1, k1, yo, k4, yo, k1, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: *K1, p1, k8, p1, k1; rep from * to last 12 sts, k1, p1, k7.
Rnd 5: 3/3 LC (removing and replacing marker after first 3 sts), k6, *3/3 LC, k6; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Rnd 6: Knit.
Rnd 7: *K1, yo, k1, p2, k2tog, ssk, p2, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 8: *K3, p2, k2, p2, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 9: *K2, yo, k1, p1, k2tog, ssk, p1, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 10: *K4, p1, k2, p1, k4; rep from * to end.
Rnd 11: *K3, 3/3 RC, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 12: *K1, m1, k10, m1, k1; rep from * to end. 2 sts inc'd in each rep; 14 sts total in each rep.
Rnd 13: *Ssk, p3, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, p3, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 14: *K1, p3, k6, p3, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 15: *Ssk, p2, k1, yo, k4, yo, k1, p2, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 16: *K1, p2, k8, p2, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 17: *Ssk, p1, k1, yo, k6, yo, k1, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 18: *K1, p1, k10, p1, k1; rep from * to last 11 sts, k1, p1, k9.
Rnd 19: 3/3 LC (removing and replacing marker after first 3 sts), k8, *3/3 LC, k8; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Rnd 20: Knit.
Rnd 21: *K1, yo, k1, p3, k2tog, ssk, p3, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 22: *K3, p3, k2, p3, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 23: *K2, yo, k1, p2, k2tog, ssk, p2, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 24: *K4, p2, k2, p2, k4; rep from * to end.
Rnd 25: *K3, yo, k1, p1, k2tog, ssk, p1, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 26: *K5, p1, k2, p1, k5; rep from * to end.
Rnd 27: *K4, 3/3 RC, k4; rep from * to end.
Rnd 28: *K1, m1, k12, m1, k1; rep from * to end. 2 sts inc'd each rep, 16 sts total in each rep.
Rnd 29: *Ssk, p4, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, p4, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 30: *K1, p4, k6, p4, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 31: *Ssk, p3, k1, yo, k4, yo, k1, p3, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 32: *K1, p3, k8, p3, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 33: *Ssk, p2, k1, yo, k6, yo, k1, p2, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 34: *K1, p2, k10, p2, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 35: *Ssk, p1, k1, yo, k8, yo, k1, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 36: *K1, p1, k12, p1, k1; rep from * to last 16 sts, k1, p1, k11.
Rnd 37: 3/3 LC (removing and replacing marker after first 3 sts), k10, *3/3 LC, k10; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Rnd 38: Knit.
Rnd 39: *K1, yo, k1, p4, k2tog, ssk, p4, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 40: *K3, p4, k2, p4, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 41: *K2, yo, k1, p3, k2tog, ssk, p3, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 42: *K4, p3, k2, p3, k4; rep from * to end.
Rnd 43: *K3, yo, k1, p2, k2tog, ssk, p2, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 44: *K5, p2, k2, p2, k5; rep from * to end.
Rnd 45: *K4, yo, k1, p1, k2tog, ssk, p1, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to end.
Rnd 46: *K6, p1, k2, p1, k6; rep from * to end.
Rnd 47: *K5, 3/3 RC, k5; rep from * to end.
Rnd 48: *K1, m1, k14, m1, k1; rep from * to end. 2 sts inc'd each rep, 18 total sts in each rep.
Rnd 49: *Ssk, p5, k1, yo, k2, yo, k1, p5, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 50: *K1, p5, k6, p5, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 51: *Ssk, p4, k1, yo, k4, yo, k1, p4, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 52: *K1, p4, k8, p4, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 53: *Ssk, p3, k1, yo, k6, yo, k1, p3, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 54: *K1, p3, k10, p3, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 55: *Ssk, p2, k1, yo, k8, yo, k1, p2, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 56: *K1, p2, k12, p2, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 57: *Ssk, p1, k1, yo, k10, yo, k1, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Rnd 58: *K1, p1, k14, p1, k1; rep from * to last 18 sts, k1, p1, k13.
Rnd 59: 3/3 LC (removing and replacing marker after first 3 sts), k12, *3/3 LC, k12; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Rnd 60: Knit.
Rnd 61: *K1, yo, k1, p5, k2tog, ssk, p5, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Rnd 62: *K3, p5, k2, p5, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 63: *K2, yo, k1, p4, k2tog, ssk, p4, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to end.
Rnd 64: *K4, p4, k2, p4, k4; rep from * to end.
Rnd 65: *K3, yo, k1, p3, k2tog, ssk, p3, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to end.
Rnd 66: *K5, p3, k2, p3, k5; rep from * to end.
Rnd 67: *K4, yo, k1, p2, k2tog, ssk, p2, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to end.
Rnd 68: *K6, p2, k2, p2, k6; rep from * to end.
Rnd 69: *K5, yo, k1, p1, k2tog, ssk, p1, k1, yo, k5; rep from * to end.
Rnd 70: *k7, p1, k2, p1, k7; rep from * to end.
Rnd 71: *K6, 3/3 RC, k6; rep from * to end.
Rnd 72: Knit.
Rep Rnds 49-72 for patt.

DIRECTIONS

Yoke
With smaller 16-inch/40cm circ, cast on 112[116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136] sts. PM and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds once more.

Change to larger 16-inch/40cm circ.

Increase Rnd 1:

Size XS Only: (M1, k2) 56 times. 56 sts inc'd; 168 total sts.
Sizes S-5X/6X Only: *(M1, K1) -[9, 1, 17, 22, 9, 28] times, (m1, k2) -[10, 1, 7, 5, 1, 3] times; rep from * -[3, 39, 3, 3, 11, 3] times more. -[76, 80, 96, 108, 120, 124] sts inc'd; -[192, 200, 220, 236, 252, 260] total sts.

Sizes -[-, L, 1X/2X, 3X, 4X, 5X/6X] Only: Knit 1 rnd.

Increase Rnd 2:

Sizes L, 1X/2X & 4X Only: (M1, k -[-, 5, 5, -, 3, -] ) -[-, 40, 44, -, 84, -] times. -[-, 240, 264, -, 336, -] sts.

Sizes 3X and 5X/6X Only: *(M1, k3) -[-, -, -, 17, -, 3] times, (m1, k -[-, -, -, 4, -, 2] ) -[-, -, -, 2, -, 28] times; rep from * 3 times more. k -[-, -, -, 312, -, 384] sts.

All Sizes:
Rnd 1: Work Rnd 1 of Chart, working 12-st repeat 14[16, 20, 22, 26, 28, 32] times across round.

Note: Switch to longer circ when needed. Read ahead; chart instructions are given at the same time as the yoke is divided for the Body and Sleeves.

Cont in Chart patt until Rnd 48 has been completed. 252[288, 360, 396, 468, 504, 576] sts.

Work Chart Rnds 49-72, then rep Rnds 49-72 for patt; AT THE SAME TIME, when work measures 7.5[8, 9, 9.5, 10, 11, 11.5] inches/ 19[20.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 28, 29] cm from CO, ending after an even rnd, separate body from sleeves.

Separate Body and Sleeves:
Next rnd: *Place next 54[54, 72, 72, 90, 90, 108] sts on holder for Sleeve, cast on 18 sts for underarm, work in patt over next 72[90, 108, 126, 144, 162, 180] sts; rep from * once more. 180[216, 252, 288, 324, 360, 396] sts rem for Body.

Work even in Chart patt until piece measures 11.5[12, 12, 12.5, 12.5, 13, 13] inches/ 29[30.5, 30.5, 32, 32, 33, 33] cm from underarm, ending after an even rnd.

Hem
Switch to smaller circ.

Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more.

Knit 2 rnds.

BO all sts knitwise.

Sleeves
With larger needles for working a small circumference in the round and beg at side of underarm CO, pick up and knit 18 sts along CO edge, work next rnd of Chart patt over 54[54, 72, 72, 90, 90, 108] held Sleeve sts. 72[72, 90, 90, 108, 108, 126] sts. Pm and join to work in the rnd.

Work in patt over all sts until Sleeve measures 2 inches/5 cm, ending after an even rnd.

Cuff
Switch to smaller needles.

Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 times more.

Knit 2 rnds.

BO all sts knitwise.

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block piece to finished measurements.


A—Chest circumference at underarm: 32.75[39.25, 45.75, 52.25, 59, 65.5, 72] inches/ 83[99.5, 116, 132.5, 150, 166.5, 183] cm
B—Length to underarm: 12.5[13, 13, 13.5, 13.5, 14, 14] inches/ 32[33, 33, 34.5, 34.5, 35.5, 35.5] cm
C—Yoke depth: 7.5[8, 9, 9.5, 10, 11, 11.5] inches/ 19[20.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 28, 29] cm
D—Upper arm: 13[13, 16.25, 16.25, 19.75, 19.75, 23] inches/ 33[33, 41.5, 41.5, 50, 50, 58.5] cm
E—Neck circumference: 20.25[21, 21.75, 22.5, 23.25, 24, 24.75] inches/ 51.5[53.5, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63] cm

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

designernameAmy Gunderson lives in Reno, Nevada, where she works as the yarn director for Jimmy Beans Wool. She also does a variety of knit and crochet freelance design but isn't known for any particular technique because she loves them all. Amy's favorite people are her two dogs, Suzy and Charli, and feels super lucky to be able to take them to work with her.

Find her on Ravelry.

Pattern & images © 2022 Amy Gunderson