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Falling Leaves Top

by Lily Go
Knitting
February 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
875 - 1750 yards (800 - 1600 m)
XS - XXXL
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The idea of this design came to me after I saw a nice lace pattern on one of my knitting books. The name of the lace pattern was “Falling Leaves” so I decided to keep the name. This is a very simple and cute top with some lace on the edge and button details on the sleeves. You can also make it longer and wear it as a dress. I imagine that this top will look elegant with black yarn, gold button, and beads on the lace part. This top is knit in the round, from the top down, and in one piece, so there’s no seaming. The pattern is available in 4 ply/sport weight and DK weight yarn.

Sizes: Bust: 32” - 44”
The sizing of the sweater is easy to customize. I’ve included sizing guidelines, but keep in mind that you can control the size. I also included tips how to make it fit to your own measurement. Since this is knitted from top down, you can try it as you go!

Needle:
4 Ply: 3.00 mm (size 2) 80 cm long circular needle for the neck band, 3.50 mm (size 4) 80 cm long circular needle for the yoke, body and part of the lace, 4.00 mm (size 6) 80 cm long circular needle for part of lace.

DK Weight: 3.25 mm (size 3) 80 cm long circular needle for the neck band, 3.75 mm (size 5) 80 cm long circular needle for the yoke, body and part of the lace, 4.25 (size 7) mm 80 cm long circular needle for part of lace.

Yarn: Sport or DK Weight

Yarn requirement:
4 Ply: XS: 1000m, S: 1100m, M: 1200m, L: 1300m, XL: 1400m, XXL: 1500m, XXXL: 1600m DK: XS: 800m, S: 880m, M: 960m, L: 1040m, XL: 1120m, XXL: 1200m, XXXL: 1280m

Notion: Tapestry needle, buttons (8 pcs), marker, scrap yarn

Gauge for body:
4 ply/Sport Weight: 25 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 3.5 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge.

Double Knit Weight: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 3.75 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge.

Difficulty: Intermediate