Fissile Top by Kiyomi Burgin

Fissile Top

August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
540 - 1250 yards (494 - 1143 m)
Finished bust circumference: 29 1⁄4 (33, 37 1⁄4, 41 1⁄4, 44 1⁄2, 48 1⁄2, 52 1⁄2, 56 1⁄2)”
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This simple sleeveless crew neck top with center back vent is the perfect staple for anytime of year. Knit in stockinette stitch, in our base yarn Work Sock, from the bottom up with minimal seaming at the shoulders, this is the perfect project to accompany you on the go.

YARN USED | Work Sock | 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4)

GAUGE | 20 sts x 28 rows = 4” in St st after blocking

NEEDLES USED | US 6 (4mm) 16” and US 6 (4mm) 32” (or longer for larger sizes) circular needle

SUPPLIES NEEDED | 2 stitch marker | 1 darning needle | waste yarn or stitch holders

ERRATA: for pattern version downloaded from Madelinetosh website only
Changes in bold
Split for Front
Next Row (RS): Remove BOR marker, k3, p1, ssk, knit to 6 sts before next marker, k2tog, p1, k3, remove side marker and turn, placing rem 73 (83, 93, 103, 111, 121, 131, 141) back sts on holders or waste yarn. 2 sts dec’d

Fissile is knit from the bottom hem up, working back and forth to create the back vent opening, and then is joined and worked in the round to the armholes. The piece is then split again, and the front and back are worked flat to the shoulders. Shoulders are seamed using tails left from the front, and the neckband is picked up and knit in the round. Vent opening edges and armhole edges are worked in as you knit.
Contrary to its name, Madelinetosh Work Sock is not a sock weight yarn, but knits up more like a DK weight yarn. If substituting yarns, please choose a similar DK weight yarn or even a heavy sport weight yarn. You will have much better results! Another thing to check when substituting yarns is to make sure the yarn does not roll up too much along horizontal edges after blocking. Test this with your swatch first by working the following pattern over approximately 25 stitches:
Row 1(WS): Knit.
Row 2 (RS): SL1 wyib, k2, p1, knit to 4 sts from end, p1, k3.
Row 3 (WS): SL1 wyif, p2, k1, purl to 4 sts from end, k1, p3.
Rep rows 2 and 3 until swatch is approx 10 cm/ 4” or more. Bind off all sts. Block swatch. Measure gauge.
If using variegated yarns it’s recommended to alternate skeins as you go to ensure an even colour distribution. When working flat, alternate skeins every two rows, and when working in the round, alternate every other round.