Tokyo by Ruth Homrighaus


February 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in wave and box stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1100 - 1500 yards (1006 - 1372 m)
to fit 28(31.5, 34, 38, 42.5)" bust; easily adjustable for larger sizes
This pattern is available for $3.00.

The Tokyo top is a throwback with style. The “T-topper” shape (borrowed from Maggie Righetti’s Sweater Design in Plain English) is simple to construct and creates an elegant boat neck and cap sleeves reminiscent of styles of the 1980s. Yet the close fit, in combination with the use of wave and box stitch to set off coordinating variegated and solid wool/silk yarns, updates the look for the twenty-first century, resulting in a garment that is simple and elegant.