Black Swan Knitting Pattern by Tara Shade


A total transformation without all the crazy! This chic little topper is a game changer, able to update your wardrobe in the blink of a (glittery, bloodshot) eye. Super quick-to-knit garter stitches, with a split collar and a little basket weave flair. Wear it over your every day tank or top, pair it over a dress—and pin up the collar to change up the change up.

Black Swan in Knit Picks Biggo

Finished Size 28-40 (41-54)” bust circumference. See schematic for more details.

Black Swan in Knits in Class Twist


Yarn: Knit Picks Biggo, 50% Superwash Merino, 50% Nylon; 110 yds/100 gm hank: Asphalt Heather, 2 (3) skeins.

Yarn: Knits in Class Twist, 70% Merino, 30% Cotton; 170 yds/3.5 oz: Retro Red, 1 (2) skeins.

Make a Summer Dress Fall Ready!

Needles: Size US 17 (12.75 mm) 24” circular needles.

Notions: Stitch holder or scrap yarn, stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Dress Up a Long Sleeved Tee!

Gauge 8 sts x 12 rows = 4” in Basket weave stitch.

The Designer Tara Shade follows design, pop culture, and trend as both a career and everyday passion. When not knitting, she is the creative director of a home decor line soon to be available at retail. Based in Chicago, and often traveling, she is inspired by streetwear and fashion houses alike. This is her first pattern design. For questions about this pattern please contact

Price: $4
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