Spring Vibes by Lesley Anne Robinson

Spring Vibes

Knitting
June 2018
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round (taken after blocking)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
750 - 1650 yards (686 - 1509 m)
Finished bust: 30 {34, 38, 42} [46, 50, 54, 58]” / 77 {87, 97, 107} [117, 127, 137, 147] cm
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Feeling all the Spring Vibes :: A lightweight, A-line top with a decorative arrow front panel, knit using a combination of stockinette and one-color brioche.

Bring on the Spring and Summer weather!! This top is a classic piece to add to your handmade wardrobe and is my ideal fit for the Spring and Summer…well, year-round actually: oversized at the hips and just a bit of a loose fit at the bust. The drop shoulder construction is flattering for all sizes, and the decorative front panel makes this a knit you won’t want to put down!

Skill level: Beginner - Intermediate Beginner. Basic brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: knit, purl, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases, knitting in the round, short rows.

The brioche portion of this pattern is both written and charted for your convenience! Full schematic included in pattern.

Construction Notes: Spring Vibes is a simple lightweight top with drop shoulders, knit seamlessly from the bottom up. The top begins with a one-color brioche hem, then the remainder of the top is knit in stockinette stitch, with a decorative brioche front panel. Stitches are slowly decreased to create an overall A-line fit, very open and loose at the hips, and a more fitted look at the bust. Once the underarms are reached, the Front and Back are separated and each worked flat separately. The Front is worked in both stockinette and one-color brioche, while the Back is worked in plain stockinette. The brioche front panel begins to extend into a triangle to shape the neckline naturally, bringing it down lower than the Back. Short rows are used to shape the shoulders, and then they are seamed together using the Three Needle Bind Off method on the Right Side to create stability and a decorative seam. The Armholes are finished with a small one-color brioche hem.

Finished Sizes: 30 {34, 38, 42} 46, 50, 54, 58” / 77 {87, 97, 107} 117, 127, 137, 147 cm, meant to be worn with 4 - 6” / 10 - 15 cm of positive ease at the bust. Choose your project size based on your own bust measurement and add your desired amount of positive ease.

Yarn: 750 {915, 1015, 1100} 1260, 1470, 1580, 1650 yds / 686 {837, 928, 1014} 1152, 1344, 1445, 1509 m Light Fingering weight yarn OR 2 {2, 2, 2} 3, 3, 3, 3 skeins YOTH Yarns Best Friend

Fingering weight yarn may be substituted! But please be sure to knit a gauge swatch to ensure proper fit and sizing.

Shown in: Size 42 / 107 worn with 6” / 15 cm of positive ease on a 36 bust.
2 skeins YOTH Yarns Best Friend in Peach (75% Cotton, 25% Wool; 550 yds / 503 m per 100g)

Needles:

  • US 3 / 3.25 mm 24” / 61cm long circular needle (or preferred length for working your garment comfortably in the round)
  • US 3 / 3.25 mm 40” / 101cm long circular needle (or set of DPNs) for small circumference knitting
  • US 3 / 3.25 mm needle for Three Needle Bind Off Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.

Tools / Notions: Tapestry needle, row counter, 2 lengths of smooth waste yarn or stitch holders, 4 stitch markers with one distinct for BOR, cable needle or locking stitch marker for use with decreasing sts, optional stitch markers for use with short rows

Gauge: 24 sts x 38 rows = 4” / 10 cm; measured in stockinette stitch in the round (taken after blocking).

As always, many thanks to Veronika and Danny of YOTH Yarns for their amazing support!! This collection is one year in the making, and I am so grateful for their beautiful yarns. I also want to thank my awesome Tech Editor, Meaghan Schmaltz notsorryknitter, and my wonderful test knitters!!