Interweave SKU: EP10401
This pattern is also available in the book Light & Layered Knits
Shoulder caps and neck trim require about 306 yards (4 skeins of suggested yarn), in addition to the 688.5-918 yards needed for the top itself.
Body-hugging with the slide of silk, this dressy top offers a nod to the Celtic influence in knitting. The extended shoulder sections create small sleeve caps, with Celtic designs showcased along the shoulders. The stand-up collar accentuated with bobbles and the ribbing along the sides amplifies the close-fit shaping and brings sophistication to the sleeveless style. Worked in a silk tape yarn infused with a subtle metallic fiber, the soft hand of this elegant top can join the party for an evening out or top a pair of jeans to amp up the casual.
Finished Size: About 32¾ (35½, 38½, 40¾)” (83 [80, 98, 103.5] cm) chest circumference, with side rib relaxed.
Yarn: DK Weight, Tahki Stacy Charles Collezione one Stella (74% silk, 26% lurex; 76.5 yd [70 m]/0.88 0z/25 g): #03 champagne fizz (A), 9 (10, 11, 12) balls; #01 silver mist (B), 4 (4, 4, 4,) balls.
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light
Needles: Body: size U.S. 8 (5 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular (cir). Edging: size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm): 16” (40 cm) cir.
Notions: Markers; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 22 sts and 31 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needle.
Originally Published: Light & Layered Knits