Pretty in Pleats | Free Pattern

How about a pretty and light top made of Cheval Blanc AMBRE yarn for the hot days of summer? A design signed by Andrea Yetman for Biscotte Yarns offered as a free download. ♥

The Pretty in Pleats tank has been inspired by one of my favourite knit sweaters. It was a sweater that I knit a few years ago but kept reaching for and never wanted to put away for the warmer months. Knit with Cheval Blanc’s Ambre yarn gives this tank a beautiful drape! - Andrea


Cheval Blanc Ambre – 70% Bamboo, 30% Cotton. 105 m/115 yds (sample uses: 030) - 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins


  • Main Fabric: 3.5 (US#4)–Circulars of at least 22” (56cm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Ribbing: 3.25 (US#3)–Circulars of at least 22” (56cm) and preferred needles for small circumference knitting.


GAUGE | 26sts and 32 rows = 10 cm (4”) using larger needles on Stockinette Stitch


Finished Bust Circumference – 32 (34, 36.5, 40, 43, 47) inches.


The Pretty in Pleats tank is knit bottom up in the round and then separates at the arm opening and knit back and forth. There are extra stitches for the front to accommodate decreasing for the pleats. The shoulder straps are binded off using the 3 needle bind off. Stitches are picked up for the neckline and the arm openings for a more polished look. The tank is more roomy around the mid section since there is no waist shaping. The sample is knit in size XS (32) and the mid section is still very flowy.

This knitting pattern is availble as a PDF format. Add it to your cart and follow every steps to complete your order. A link to download the pattern will be provided at the end of your order and you will also get a link to download the pattern by email. Enjoy!

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Nancy Atouani

Great pattern, thank you

Katie A.
Great pattern

I’m loving the pattern so far. I had a little trouble with how the pleat row was written but thanks to others who have knit it I got it figured out. I can’t wait to be able to wear it!

Liz Millard

Great pattern with clear instruction.

Diane Cortiglio
So pretty!

I haven't started it yet!

Diane Gladstone
Pretty in Pleats

I bought the pattern and yarn to make my daughter a Christmas gift. I have not even started it! The yarn is beautiful, and the pattern looks to be well written. I can give a better review after I have knit the top.