Taxara by Becky Wilkins

Taxara

Knitting
October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1260 - 2880 yards (1152 - 2633 m)
Bust: 27.5 (31.25, 35.5, 39.5, 43.5, 47.5, 51.5, 55.5, 59.5, 63.5)”
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April’s top is flirty and swishy, perfect for breaking out of the ruts left from mud season and welcoming the springtime! It is paired with two recipes for the edible dandelion:
Dandelion fritters with chive horseradish sauce
Dandelion green, bacon, and radish salad

Taraxa comes from the latin name for the much maligned dandelion! The top is worked from the bottom up with an i-cord bind of at the waist and neckline. The gentle puff of the sleeves is reminiscent of dandelion blooms.

Pattern Notes
This top is knit in one piece from the bottom up. After working the torso and i-cord bind off stitches are picked up for the bust. Once that is complete stitches are picked up around each arm for the sleeves.

Finished Measurements
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X); shown in size M Intended to be worn with 2”/5 cm of negative ease.
Bust: 27.5 (31.25, 35.5, 39.5, 43.5, 47.5, 51.5, 55.5, 59.5, 63.5)” circumference

Materials
Green Mountain Spinnery Sylvan Spirit ; color: Citrine; 7 (7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins
32-inch US #6/4 mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 set US #6/4 mm double-point needles
5 stitch markers
Stitch holder or waste yarn
Yarn needle

Required Skills
Basic knitting skills
Knitting in the round
Increases/decreases
Short rows
Three-needle bind off
i-cord bind off
attached i-cord edging
Knowledge of basic sweater construction
Picking up stitches
I-cord