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Blackie

Knitting
February 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, knit in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
500 - 700 yards (457 - 640 m)
S, M, L
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This top is so comfy and so flattering on a variety of shapes and sizes. It’s also very simple to make!

I originally designed this to use up a collection of black sport weight scraps I had acquired over the years, but when my mom and sister-in-law each requested their own, I decided it was time to publish the pattern!

The construction is super simple. The body is knit in the round from the bottom up to the arm holes. The top is knit flat with a larger needle for a lacy see-through appearance that is easy and quick. Finishing as written requires familiarity with the three-needle bind-off method.

This approach allows for attaching the front and the back as simply as possible, while minimizing the number of ends to weave in on the very loose knit.

MATERIALS
KnitPicks Comfy Sport 4, (4, 5) skeins, 75% Pima cotton, 25% acrylic,
Black, or 500-800 yards of sport weight yarn of your choice
US #6 (5.0mm) circular needle of your choice (24” or 36”, US #11
(8.0mm) circular needle (preferably 36”), tapestry needle, stitch markers

Note: An interchangeable needle/cable set is ideal for this project, because when you get to the top section, you can change the needle tips and leave the waiting stitches on the cable.

GAUGE
Measured after blocking
22 stitches and 28 rows/4” square
in stockinette, knit in the round

SIZES
Small: 33” bust, 17” x 18”
Medium: 36” bust, 19” x 20”
Large: 39” bust, 21” x 22”