Chicory top by Sarah Pope

Chicory top

May 2014
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinet stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
220 - 250 yards (201 - 229 m)
0-3 months
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Chicory is knit from the bottom up in one piece in reverse stockinet, with garter stitch button bands and tidy slipped edges worked together with the body. Stitches for the circular yoke can be cast on provisionally or by the backward loop method; small sleeve caps are picked up from that cast-on edge and worked down… unless you prefer longer sleeves, for which simple directions are also given. Chicory stitch motif is worked on the right front, but could easily be mirrored on the left if you favor symmetry.

This free pattern is given in only one size, but could be easily scaled up with larger yarn and needles or by adjusting the number of stitches. It requires such a small amount of yarn that it’s perfect for using up scraps or single skeins!