Shelley Summer Top by Nancy Ricci

Shelley Summer Top

Knitting
July 2013
Any Cotton DK weight
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Old Shale aka Feather and Fan
US 8 - 5.0 mm
600 - 900 yards (549 - 823 m)
XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL, 3XL/4XL
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Shelley Summer Top is a loose fitting, sleeveless, colorful and open stitch summer top.

Two identical pieces are made and later on seamed at the sides and shoulders. This piece is knitted from the bottom up.

There is no shaping in this design. Simply make two rectangles!

Stitch pattern used is originally called “Old Shale” often times also referred to as “Feather and Fan”.


I recently re-vamped this pattern and 4 different versions are now offered.

Solid Color Cropped and Long

Mult Color Cropped and Long


Yarn Suggestions

Any cotton DK weight or cotton/blend DK weight yarn will do.
I made it with Tahki Stacey Charles Cotton Classic, Hu Made Watercolor Pima Cotton, and Kim Dyes Yarn Cobbler DK.

You can also make it with wool if you want to. As long as it is DK weight. I made it with Asylum Fibers Silver Goose and I can also recommend Chelsea Yarns Luxe DK .

NOTES ON SIZING

Important note on the sizing! 4 different sizes are given.

Because of the nature of this lace pattern, sizes jump with 8 inches in between.
Also, because of the nature of this lace pattern, and because of the loose gauge the fabric is very stretchy.

For Size XS-S:
finished bust circumference of the piece is 32”.
This will accommodate bust circumferences 30-34”

For Size M-L:
Finished bust circumference of the piece is 40”.
This will accommodate bust circumferences 36-42”

For Size XL/XXL:
Finished bust circumference of the piece is 48”.
This will accommodate bust circumferences 44-50

For Size 3XL-4XL:
Finished bust circumference of the piece is 56”.

This will accommodate bust circumferences 52-58

Notes on yardage

For Solid Color Crop Version:
XS-S - 320 yd
M-L - 395 yd
XL-XXL - 580 yd
3XL-4XL -675

For Solid Color Long Version:
XS-S - 420 yd
M-L - 525 yd
XL-XXL - 735 yd
3xl-4XL - 855 yd

For Multi Color Crop Version in 4 colors:
XS-S - approx. 105 yd for each color
M-L - approx. 135 yd for each color
XL-XXL - approx. 160 yd for each color
3XL-4XL approx. 185 yd for each color

For Multi Color Long Version in 4 colors:
XS-S - approx. 105 yd for each color
M-L - approx. 135 yd for each color
XL-XXL - approx. 210 yd for each color
3XL-4XL - approx. 245 yd for each color

Please contact me if you have any questions!

Happy Knitting!
Nancy Ricci