Stormy Top by Kristen TenDyke

Stormy Top

Knitting
November 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
310 - 1690 yards (283 - 1545 m)
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66)" / 86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5) cm bust circumference
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This versatile pattern can be customized into a cropped or full-length pullover with or without sleeves. The full-length vest is shown, but make yours in whichever combination you’d like!

The back and front also have different lace patterns, which can be mixed and matched in whichever way you like best. Work back and front the same, or differently (as shown). The sleeves are written to be worked in Stockinette Stitch.

The back, front and optional sleeves are worked flat, and seamed together. Trim for the neckband and armhole trim (for the sleeveless option) are picked up and worked in the round after seaming.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Finished Measurements
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66)“ / 86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5) cm bust circumference.
Shown in: 42” / 106.5 cm size.
Intended Ease: 1–3” / 2.5–7.5 cm positive ease

Yarn
Worsted weight (CYCA #4 Medium):
about 565 (635, 725, 760, 850, 935, 980, 1065, 1160) yds / 515 (580, 665, 695, 780, 855, 900, 975, 1060) m.
See Notes to adjust for cropped body and sleeves.
Shown in: Green Mountain Spinnery, Weekend Wool (100% American Wool; 140 yards / 128 m, 65 g):
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) hanks.
Color Shown: Deep Lake

Knitting Needles
US size 6 / 4 mm: 16” (40 cm) circular and set 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpns), or 2 sizes smaller than size needed to obtain gauge.
US size 8 / 5 mm: straight, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
stitch markers; tapestry needle

Gauge
16 sts and 25 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st with larger needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Notes
• To include Sleeves: add 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) hanks or 350 (365, 395, 410, 440, 450, 485, 495, 530) yards / 325 (335, 360, 375, 400, 415, 440, 450, 485) m of yarn.
• To work a cropped body: subtract 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) hanks or 255 (280, 300, 300, 335, 350, 335, 360, 365) yards / 230 (255, 270, 270, 305, 320, 305, 325, 335) meters of yarn.
• Back, front and (optional) sleeves are worked flat, separately and seamed.
• Instructions are included for a full-length body (shown), or a cropped body.
• Sleeve instructions are also included, if you’d prefer your top with sleeves.

Techniques Used
• Knitting and purling flat in rows and in the round (for the neckband)
• Lace patterns from charts or written instructions
• Working multiple lace patterns simultaneously, delineated by stitch markers
• Seaming
• Picking up stitches
• Decrease Stitches: k2tog, ssk, s2kp
• Increase Stitches: m1 and yo

Pattern Includes
• 8 pages of tech-edited and pattern tested instructions.
• Cropped and Full-Length body options
• Optional sleeves or sleeveless option
• Charted and written lace instructions
• Schematic with inch and centimeter measurements
• Detailed written instructions for the sweater construction
• Beautiful color photography
• Professional pattern layout