Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2007: “Deborah Newton uses a combination of delicate knit-and-purl texture patterns define the bodice and little cap sleeves in this airy pullover. The top is worked in eyelet panels alternating with 1–1 ribs. A narrow cord ties at the base of the deep V-neck. Deborah Newton’s book Designing Knitwear (Taunton Press) has been in print for over sixteen years. She designs educational maps in a family business located in Providence, Rhode Island.”
“‘I’m always looking for ways to combine lace and texture,’ says designer Deborah Newton. For the Josephine Top, she wanted to make a sweater that ‘looks complicated, but isn’t. Texture and simple shaping were my guides. And I love short-row techniques too, so it was fun to use it in the little cap sleeves.’”
Finished Size: 36½ (40½, 44½, 48½)” bust circumference.
Yarn: Karabella Vintage Cotton (100% mercerized cotton; 140 yd 128 m/50 g): #311 beige, 6 (7, 8, 9) balls.
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light
Needles: Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); removable marker; tapestry needle.
Additional Gauge: 27 sts and 32 rows = 4” in lace and rib patt on larger needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2007