2012 Summer Top/ Dress
This is a cute girly top knitted in the round from top down, seamlessly.
The original design was to use 2 different colors of fingering yarn held together for the bodice, then use only one for the skirt. This is the highly recommended way of getting the best result from this pattern. As in the 1st and 2nd feature photo, you can see that the mixing of 2 different colors creates a unique look for the top.
The pattern instruction is in fully written format, with standard abbreviations. Free pattern support is available via PM or email.
This pattern has been tested in the FPT group.
Skill level: Easy
S (21 – 23”), M (23 – 25”), L (25 – 27”), XL (27” – 29”)
Bodice: 22 stitches, 30 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
Skirt: 32 stitches, 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
Note: Bodice gauge is more important. Original design of the pattern is to use 2 different weight of yarn for bodice and skirt.
Fingering weight held double for bodice
Fingering weight used single for skirt
Main color: 100 – 150g (500 – 800 yards) approximately.
Contrast color: 50 – 100g (250 – 500 yards) approximately.
US #6 / 4.0mm circular needle; (or sizes to obtain gauge)
US #4 / 3.5mm circular needle (12” and 24”);
Shorter circular for CO, longer circular for the skirt
4 stitch markers
1.5 – 2 yards of ribbon / crochet cord / knitted I-cord