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Kore -Knitted Top-

Updated: Feb 5

 *Pattern released on January 27, 2024

Kore is a very simple and playful pullover. The garment is worked flat with Portuguese-style garter stitches. However, you can also knit it with conventional garter stitches, and the pattern provides instructions to guide you. You will create 4 vertical lines with slip stitches throughout the body, where you can knit the ruffles or lines as accents for the garment.

The name Kore came from Greek Mythology, and it is another name for the Goddess of spring and nature, Persephone. I wanted to create a garment that represents blooming. As in the mythology, spring arrives when Kore returns from the underworld. You will feel excited when the ruffles are done, just like blooming flowers. So, the name Kore seemed to be the perfect one for this light and playful piece.

For the last, this pattern has a crocheted version too. You can both knit and crochet this top. The discount is available for set purchases.

*Purchase on Ravelry: The discount is automatically applied when purchasing. The discount can also be applied when purchasing them separately.

*Purchase on STORES: The discount is only applied when purchasing both knitted and crocheted versions at the same time. 



 ■SIZES 1( 2, 3, 4)(5, 6)

Body Width(A): 55( 60,65,70)(75,80)cm/ 21.6(23.6,25.5,27.5)(29.5, 31.5)”

Body Width(B): 70(75,80,85)(90,95)cm/27.5(29.5, 31.5,33.5)(35.4,37.4)”

Bust Circumference (C ): 140(150,160,170)(180,190)cm/ 55.1(59.0, 62.9,66.9)(70.8, 74.8)”

Body Length(D): 21.5cm/8.46" for all sizes

Body Length(E): 20cm/7.87" (sample size). *You will adjust the length as you like.

Between ruffles(F): 25cm/9.84”


30-40cm/11.8- 15.7” (or more) of positive ease or more.


3.5mm crochet hook

US 5 circular needle (3.75mm) for the body

US 8 circular needle (5.0mm) for the ruffles

80cm cable tapestry needle


Garter Stitch with US5 needle 20sts x 42rows = 10cm (Blocked)

■YARN 1( 2, 3, 4)(5, 6) Fingering yarn that is about 400m/100g

Yardage: 738(802,820,902)(943,984)m/807(877, 897,986)(1031,1076)yd


Alternative Yarn for MC:

Optional Yarn for Ruffles (Yardage for 2 sets of 7cm ruffles)

CC1: Tussock by Purl Soho  25g(300m/328yd)

CC2: Mohair Silk by La Bien Aimée  30g(300m/328yd)

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