Kawaii Summer Top
Pattern re-written in June 2015 for better fit.
This is a cute girly garment knitted in the round from top down, seamlessly.
It can be a hip length summer top, or tunic. You can easily customize the length. The design is to use 2 strands of different color light fingering yarn, held together for the bodice and then single strand for the skirt. If you don’t like to work with double strands, simply use any DK weight yarn for the bodice and matching color of light fingering yarn for the skirt.
The important thing is you get the gauge for the bodice.
The pattern instruction is in fully written format, with standard abbreviations.
Skill level: Easy
Children size: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
Finish chest measurement: 21 (23, 25, 26½, 28, 30) inches / 53 (58.5, 63.5, 67, 71, 76) cm
Needles and other materials:
4.0mm/ US# 6 circular needle (16”/40cm or longer for bodice)
3.0mm/ US# 2½ circular needle (16”/40cm for cast-on and 20”/50cm or longer for skirt)
3.5mm/ US# 4 circular needle (20”/50cm or longer for skirt lace)
3.0mm/ US# 2½ double pointed needles (for sleeve edging)
4 stitch markers, 1 in different color to mark beginning of round
1.5 – 2 yards of ribbon or crochet cord or knitted I-cord for waist band