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Smock Top Sweater

Knitting
August 2009
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in k2p2
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1230 - 1968 yards (1125 - 1800 m)
Finished Bust 30 (34, 38, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53)”
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The Smock Top Sweater features a form-flattering ribbed body topped by feminine smocking. The turtleneck is knit with ever-increasing sizes of needles to drape softly at the neck line.

Knit from the bottom up, the body’s 2x2 ribbing flows seamlessly into the smocking pattern that adorns the yoke. At the top of the smocking, the ribs flow up to match at the shoulder, making for a pretty join.

The merino content of Rowan Cashsoft DK creates a soft sweater, while the cashmere gives it warmth without excess weight.

The traditional style of the Smock Top Sweater lends itself well to dressing up – maybe with pretty black slacks? – or dressing down – paired with jeans for cozy fall and winter gatherings. Its versatility makes it useful in a time when we are all trying to get the most out of our garments.

I hope you’ll find this sweater a joy to create and comfortable to wear.

CORRECTION for RETIRED FREE PATTERN
2. For sizes 30, 38, 45.5, and 53” / 76, 96.5, 115.5 and 135.5 cm only:
K2, p2, k2; rep from to end.
For sizes 34, 41.5, and 49.5” / 86.5, 105.5, 125.5 cm only:
K1, p1, k2, p2; rep from to last 4 sts, k2, p1, k1.