Caesura V is a summery, sporty sleeveless top with a generous A-line shape. And it’s a FUN (slightly odd) construction.
A-line-ish anyway. There are no waist decreases only increases.
Worked in DK weight Caesura V knits up fast so you may need a few in different colour combinations.
I happen to love Dibadu’s Erdbeeren auf Pistazieneis (Strawberries on Pistachio Ice Cream – YUM!)
Like any true Ziggurat Caesura V is knitted from cast on to cast off in one big zig-zaggy sweep from beginning to end, except here there is a caesura, a brief pause — a single cut of the yarn to make things just a bit easier, and less obsessive. It’s still all knitted in one piece with special attention to finishing and small details. As usual.
The construction is unusual.
Also as usual.
Step-by-step instructions, sketches, and photos show you how to get from start to cast off, and how to work the special manoeuvres.
Optional bust darts
You’ll find a rear-friendly little gap in the hem
There is a twisted rib detail at the neckline in back and under the arms (not that you I suspect you of frequent flaunting of your underarms, but still…)
The pattern is written and has helpful charts to keep track of rows and shaping, and tips for how and where to lengthen or shorten the armhole.
A note on yarn yardage
Sample size 38 required precisely 1 skein of CC. It’s possible to knit also sizes 40-46 using only 1 skein of CC, if you start the striping sequence just a little bit later. And/or make your Caesura V a little bit shorter. Or both.
Approx Yarn Requirements
300 (310, 350, 370, 390) 410, 425, 455, 490, 510 m
325 (340, 380, 410, 425) 450, 465, 500, 535, 560 yds
2 (2, 2, 2, 2) 2, 2, 2, 2, 3 skeins Seda de Campo
195 (200, 225, 245, 255) 270, 280, 300, 320, 335 m
215 (220, 250, 265, 280) 295, 305, 325, 350, 365 yds
1 (1, 1, 1, 2) 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 skeins Seda de Campo
Techniques linked to in pattern
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