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Daphne Top Knitting Pattern

Daphne Top Knitting Pattern

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Get ready to step back in time with this beautiful knitting pattern for a sweetheart neckline knit top with puff sleeves. Inspired by the popular cottage core aesthetic and the iconic fashion of Bridgerton, this pattern is the perfect choice for anyone looking to create a romantic and feminine summer knit. The sweetheart neckline and delicate puff sleeves create a flattering and eye-catching silhouette, while the lightweight and breathable yarns make it perfect for warm weather. Named after the Netflix main character Daphne, the OG Daphne Top if the perfect fit to your vintage wardrobe. Option to make this as a cami and still keep the sweetheart neckline without the puffy sleeves.

This is an intermediate level knitting pattern. The Daphne Top is worked from the top down, in the round, beginning at the neckline and shaping with short rows. The rest of the body is worked in the round in pattern, and the hem is seamed at the bottom. An applied i-cord is worked along the neckline and the straps are also worked in i-cord. Sleeves are picked up and worked in the round and shaped with short rows.


Skill Level Intermediate

Sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL). Full size guide below.

Gauge 17 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches /10 cm in stockinette st, on 5mm knitting needles, blocked.


Suggested Needles


Suggested Yarn

Yarn Sample made in size XS.

Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine 120 (120 metres/131 yds) in the colour Hellbblau. If you decide to use this yarn, 6 (6) 8 (8) 9 (10) 11 (12) skeins are required

OR 633 (706) 870 (952) 1050 (1138) 1221 (1402) meters / 692 (772) 951 (1041) 1148 (1245) 1335 (1533) yards of DK weight yarn.

Yarn Alternatives
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
Drops Lima
We Are Knitters Baby Alpaca
Feels like Alpaca Yarn
Alpaca Soft DK




This pattern uses the following techniques: knit, purl, short rows, knitting in the round, left and right leaning decreases, i-cord bind off and pick up, seaming. A video tutorial is available in the pattern as well as a video link to help guide you. 

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Size Guide

Sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL).

The Daphne Top is designed to fit a bust measurement of

28-30 (32-34) 36-38 (40-42) 44-46 (48-50) 52-54 (56-58) inches.
71-76 (81-86) 91.5-96.5 (101.5-106.5) 111.5-117 (122-127) 132-137 (142-147) cm

Finished Garment Size

28 (32) 36 (40) 44 (48) 52 (56) inches
71 (81) 91.5 (101.5) 111.5 (122) 132 (142) cm finished bust measurement. The Daphne Top is meant to be worn with 0-2” of negative ease built in.