Honeyeater Top by Faye Kennington

Honeyeater Top

Knitting
March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
685 - 959 yards (626 - 877 m)
37.5 (40.75, 45, 49.25, 53.5)" bust circumference
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Any boatneck neckline draws attention to the wearer’s face, but the Honeyeater Top goes one step further with a striking band of lace. You’ll find the knitting just as striking, thanks to interesting (yet simple) construction techniques.

Difficulty Expert

Finished Size 37.5 (40.75, 45, 49.25, 53.5)“ bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 45”; modeled with 9” of positive ease.

Yarn The Fibre Co. Luma (50% merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk; 137 yd / 1.75 oz): #050 goldenmosa, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) balls. Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 19 sts and 26 rows = 4” in St st; 15 st Dayflower lace panel is about 3” wide.

Notes The yoke of this top is worked back and forth from side-to-side, then stitches for the front and back are picked up and worked back and forth to the hem in separate pieces and seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.