Spotting Clouds Top by Christina Hadderingh

Spotting Clouds Top

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet (US)
3.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
1367 - 1504 yards (1250 - 1375 m)
S/M and L/XL
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Imagine yourself lying in a field with your closest companion. The sun out and the sky a bright blue. Clouds dancing across the heavens like cotton balls, veils or little sheep. Take that feeling with you wherever you go with this cute Spotting Clouds top! This top is the second design of the Poetry Collection, which you can read more about here.

In the top you will find three different cloud shapes: Cumulus clouds (those big heaped clouds), cirrus clouds (thin and whispy) and cirrocumulus clouds (small puffy clouds).


The whole top is constructed top-down and seamlessly, so there are very little ends to work away when you’re done and you can decide on your own length.



Yarn & Notions

PLEASE READ: Due to the construction, this top uses one cake of whirl but also a few balls of Catona (OR 1 cake of whirlette). There have been several people that have asked me if it is possible to use only a cake of whirl, but it will not give you the same effect and you also might not have enough yarn to make a whole top.

Scheepjes Catona* in colorway 105 (100% cotton, 125 meters/50 grams):

S/M: 2 balls

L/XL: 3 balls

Scheepjes Whirl* in colorway ‘Blueberry Bam Bam’ (60% cotton/40% acrylic, 1000 meters/215-225 grams):

All sizes: 1 cake

  • 3 and 3,5 mm hook or size to obtain gauge

  • Darning needle, thread clippers and stitch markers

Gauge & Sizes

Use a 3,5mm hook with Whirl and a 3mm hook for the Catona: 10×10 cm (4×4”) = 12 rows x 18 dc unblocked

  • The top comes in sizes S/M and L/XL (the model is a size S and is wearing size S/M):

  • Bust cirfumference: 118cm/47.2in (138cm/55.2in)

  • Shoulder piece width: 49cm/19.3in (59cm/23.2in)

  • Shoulder piece height: 37cm/14.6in (43cm/16.9in)

– The length is up to you. I made the top in S/M and used 178 grams of Whirl, which gave me a length of 35 cm/14? measured from the armhole (unblocked). I could have made this into a tunic with the remaining yarn I had.

The pattern was tested in English. The Dutch version was not tested, so little typos may occur. Please contact me via email if you have found one, or if you need help with the pattern.

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