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#23 Pleated Top

Knitting
April 2009
Lace / 2 ply ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
928 - 1392 yards (849 - 1273 m)
Bust 33.5 (35.5, 38.5, 41.5, 44.5)"/85 (90, 97.5, 105.5, 113)cm
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Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2009: “This swingy top with ruffled cap sleeves - knit in Trendsetter Yarns’ ‘Super Kid Seta’ and prettily embellished with Crystallized Swarovski Elements - was made for a night on the town. Meslin worked the pleats along the deep scoop neck by knitting together layers of stitches on double-pointed needles.”

“Loose-fitting pleat necked top embellished with crystal beads.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Sized for X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • Bust 33.5 (35.5, 38.5, 41.5, 44.5)”/85 (90, 97.5, 105.5, 113)cm
  • Length 22 (22½, 23½, 24½, 25)”/56 (57, 59.5, 62, 63.5)cm
  • Upper arm 11½ (12½, 13½, 14½, 15½)”/29 (31.5, 34, 37, 39.5)cm

Materials:

  • 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) .88oz/25g balls (each approx 232yd/212m) of Trendsetter Yarns Super Kid Seta (super kid mohair/seta silk) in #1015 silver
  • One pair size 3 (3.25mm) needles or size to obtain gauge.
  • Three size 3 (3.25mm) double-pointed needles (dpns) for pleats
  • Crystallized™ Swarovski Elements
  • 1 Large Aquiline Bead (top hole), 28mm size
  • 2 Aquiline Beads (top hole), 18mm size
  • 4 Pyramids Keystone Beads (two holes), 17x9mm size, style 5181
  • 50 (52, 55, 58, 60) Small Pyramids Keystone Bead (two holes), 13x7mm size, style 5181, in #001 GSHA goldenshadow