Spring Blossom Top by Alisha Bright
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Spring Blossom Top

Knitting
April 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
550 - 880 yards (503 - 805 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) - 32" (34, 36, 38, 40)
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A fun top to play with shaping!
The stockinette keeps this top simple enough, but with shaping construction that makes it fun and interesting! You will master increasing, decreasing and picking up stitches.

The bamboo is super comfortable and perfect for spring and summer weather! But a cotton, linen or hemp would work beautifully too!

Materials

Yarn:
BeSweet Bamboo (50grams/110yards; 100% Bamboo) 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) skeins Baby Pink (674) MC, 1 skein Natural (600) CC

Needles:
Size US 4 (3.5mm) 32” circular
Size US 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular
Size G (4mm) crochet hook

Other: 12 Markers (1 of one color, 8 of a second color, 3 removable)
Tapestry needle

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL)
Bust 32 (34, 36, 38, 40)
Waist 24 (26, 28, 30, 32)

Gauge
5.5sts/9rows per 1 inch (Make sure to block swatch before measuring!)

Ease
This pattern is knit with approximately 1” negative ease. Bamboo is a very stretchy fiber. After your piece is knit, be sure to block to your measurements. If you choose a different fiber yarn, I highly recommend testing a swatch to find out the amount of ease you will have. If there is no ease, it’s recommended to follow the next size up.

Designer Notes
This pattern begins at the hips with a provisional cast on, and is worked down to the point. The provisional cast on is then picked up and the piece is worked up, finishing at the shoulders.