#05 Sheer and Solid Top by Christina Behnke

#05 Sheer and Solid Top

Knitting
August 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Gathered Stripe Pattern using size 5 needle
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1380 - 2300 yards (1262 - 2103 m)
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large
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While swatching for this sweater, I was watching Antonioni’s L’avventura and was inspired by a slouchy yet elegant pullover that Monica Vitti wears in the film. I wanted to create a look that was wearable yet effortlessly glamorous. The resulting silhouette is as simple as possible so that the knitted fabric, which resembles stranded pearls, stands out. The doubled funnel neck adds richness and a touch of 1960s style.” — Christina Behnke