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Firefly Water Lilies Top

Knitting
July 2011
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in broken rib
US 4 - 3.5 mm
This pattern is available for free.

Skill Level: Intermediate

SIZES: S (M, L, XL). Shown in size S.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust: 35 (38½, 41½, 45)”

YARN
Firefly by Classic Elite Yarns

(75% viscose, 25% linen; 50 g = 155 yards)
Color A: 1 ball 7754 Hyacinth
Color B: 1 (1, 2, 2) balls 7735 Capri
Color C: 2 (2, 2, 3) balls 7789 Pink Petunia
Color D: 2 (2, 3, 3) balls 7757 Chicory

NEEDLES
Circular knitting needles (16” and 24”) and double pointed needles (dpns) in size US 4 (3.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge.

OTHER MATERIALS
Stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Removable stitch markers

Loosely knit for freshness, this classic will see you through spring, summer and fall (even winter in warmer climates).
This piece is knit in the round, from the top down, with raglan shaping. The yoke is worked in broken rib while the body is a textured pattern of seed stitch and stockinette stitch. A combination of wide color blocks and narrow stripes keep it interesting.
The bottom border has stripes of alternating stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch, forming welts of different colors. An I-Cord is tied to ruche the welts into soft folds at each side. (The I-Cord is easily removed if not wanted.) Sleeves are ¾ length and also feature the striped welt border. The neckline is trimmed with a delicate picot edging, adding a touch of elegance to this pretty, easy-to-wear top.