Delphos Top by K.M. Bedigan

Delphos Top

Knitting
December 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 rib
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
779 - 1363 yards (712 - 1246 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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Delphos is an homage to the pleated and beaded gowns of the fashion designer Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, which freed from women from the constraining support garments in the early twentieth century. Flowing lines, beads and lace detailing create a relaxed but partially fitted garment. This pattern originally appeared in Knit Now Magazine, Issue 55, December 2015.

Sample shown (size S) uses Yarn Stories Fine Merino 4 ply in the ‘Lilac’ (shade 2511) colour way.

Materials
681 (779, 876, 973, 1071, 1168, 1363) yds / 623 (712, 801, 890, 979, 1068, 1246) m fingering weight yarn

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle/DPNS
4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle – Two required
Stitch markers (4)
Waste yarn or stitch holders (2)
Tapestry needle
Blocking wires or pins

Optional
Crochet hook suitable for beading
426 (460, 522, 570, 618, 666, 714) size 6 beads

Size
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X), designed to fit with 2 “ / 5 cm positive ease at bust.
To fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54) “ / 71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm
To fit waist 23-24 (25-26.5, 28-30, 32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-45) “ / 58.5-61 (63.5-67.5, 71-76, 81.5-86.5, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-114) cm
Back length 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25) “ / 51 (53, 56, 61, 64, 66) cm
Hem to underarm 13 (13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16) “ / 33 (33, 35.5, 35.5, 38, 38, 41) cm

Gauge
30 sts x 40 rnds = 4 “ / 10 cm in 1x1 rib worked in the rnd on the smaller needles.
24 sts x 26 rows = 4 “ / 10 cm in stocking st worked flat on the larger needles.


This pattern is worked from the bottom up. The ribbing is worked in the round, and then the body of the garment is worked flat, with an overlap at the front. Increases form the foundation of the overlap so no sewing is required. The edging is knitted on after.

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