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This pattern may be purchased singly or as part of the In Tune collection; the In Tune collection includes six patterns and is available in either printed or eBook format. Click on In Tune above to see all six patterns.
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
Stitch Patterns are charted only.
I am indebted to Annie Maloney and her stitch design genius!