Butterick B6847 Misses’ Perfect Fit Knit Cowl-Neck Tops
Lynn Raasch, a former traveling Palmer/Pletsch instructor, came to my home wearing a cowl top she sewed from our earlier cowl-neck knit top pattern. She said it was her favorite cowl—just the perfect amount of front neck drape. But she eliminated the center back seam, zipper, lining, and shirring. I loved the idea of making this a new pattern design now that we had already perfected how to fit it in different knits. This new top incorporates Lynn’s changes, but keeps the high and low cowl options. Some people prefer less bare and others like a lower neck in the front. (This pattern used to be McCall’s M6963.)
Pull-over Knit Top with Cowl Neck
Close-fitting, pullover tops have draped front neckline variations, narrow hem on back neckline & stitched hems.
If you are full busted and want to transfer the horizontal bust to the neckline, the cowl will become lower, so use View C or D. I’ve included lots of tips in the guide for fitting and for knits. This design has 1½” bust ease, 3” waist ease, and 1½” hip ease.
Fusible stay tapes work well in knits. Check them out…
B5 (8-10-12-14-16), F5 (16-18-20-22-24)