Stitch patterns are charted ONLY.
(for the soothing melodies of Debby Danbrook and her shakuhachi)
~ a stunning silhouette combined with a great fit – you’ll want more than one! ~
A simple yet interesting ribbed fabric creates flattering vertical lines and a gently fitted silhouette without all the fuss of shaping. The ballet neckline closes with an I-cord button loop which is created as part of the I-cord cast-on and the hem falls at the high hip line - but is easily adjustable for length.
Using an extra-large button at the neckline provides a marvelous opportunity to add that one-of-a-kind button you’ve been saving for something special. The closure is for aesthetics, only.
Designed for comfort with 2 - 4” / 5 - 10 cm of negative ease, this top begins with an I-cord cast on at the neckline. The tiny cap sleeves do not extend beyond the raglan shaping. All bind-offs are in pattern maintaining the lovely stretch of this ribbed fabric.
The pattern is written for 7 sizes; sizing measurements above are finished bust circumference; back length is 22 (22, 22.5, 22.5, 23, 23, 23)” / 56 (56, 57, 57, 58.5, 58.5, 58.5)cm.
26 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch (St st) on larger needles, blocked.
32 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in Yoke repeat pattern worked in the round on larger needles, lightly blocked.
Adjust needles if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
US 2 (2.75mm) set of 2 DPN (for I-cord closure for all sizes)
Sizes 30, 34, 38 and 42 only
US 2 (2.75mm) circular needle 16” / 40cm (for cast on)
for sizes 30, 34, 38 and 42 only
US 2 (2.75mm) circular needle 24” / 61cm (for sizes 46, 50 and 54) for cast on.
US 5 (3.75mm) set of 4 DPN and circular needles:
for size 30: 16” / 40cm, 24” / 61cm and 32” / 80cm;
for sizes 34, 38 and 42: 16” / 40cm, 24” / 61cm, 32” / 80cm and 40” / 102cm;
for sizes 46, 50 and 54: 24” / 61cm, 32” / 80cm, 40” / 102cm and 48” / 122cm.
Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers, Cable Needle, Scrap Yarn or Stitch Holders, One Button 1.25” / 3cm in diameter
Chart reading: stitch patterns are charted only.
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I am indebted to Annie Maloney and her stitch design genius!
This pattern may also be purchased as part of the In Tune print book or eBook on the Knit Picks website; the In Tune collection includes six patterns.