Ocean Wave Top
The Ocean Wave Top is inspired by lazy afternoon days by the sea-side, a favorite way for both my and my husband’s families to spend vacation days. This top features a boat neck with lace details in the front and back, and ¾- length sleeves. A lacy striped pattern accents the lower half of the sleeves and body. This is a perfect top for breezy days at the seashore at the beginning or end of the summer season, or for evenings when the wind kicks in.
Sweater is worked flat, bottom-up, and seamed. Sleeves are set-in.
Both written and charted instructions are provided for the stitch pattern.
34 (39, 43.5, 48.5, 53)” / 86.5 (99, 110.5, 123, 134.5) cm circumference.
22½ (23½, 24, 24½, 24½)”/ 57 (59.5, 61, 62, 62) cm length.
Intended to be worn with 1-4”/ 2.5- 10 cm positive ease. Shown in size 34”/ 86.5 cm with 2”/ 5 cm ease.
Full schematic is shown in images at left.
Yarn: DK weight yarn.
Shown in Cascade Cherub DK (55% nylon/ 45% acrylic; 180 yards/ 165 m per 1.76 oz/ 50g).
MC: 650 (750, 875, 1000, 1125) yards/ 600 (700, 800, 925, 1025) meters. Shown in Blue.
CC: 275 (300, 350, 375, 425) yards/ 250 (275, 325, 350, 400) meters. Shown in White.
Needles and Gauges:
US #6 / 4 mm needles: 20 sts x 30 rows = 4 x 4”/ 10.2 x 10.2 cm in both stockinette and pattern stitch. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge. Use different size needles if necessary to obtain gauge in each stitch.
The abbreviations page, which lists all techniques used, is pictured at left. Some shapings are worked simultaneously, so care should be taken to read all instructions before starting each section.
Pattern is a 6-page PDF, containing one cover page, one page of materials and abbreviations, one page detailing the stitch pattern and special notes, two pages of instructions, and a schematic page.