Alight Top by Danielle Chalson

Alight Top

Knitting
September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in texture pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
425 - 935 yards (389 - 855 m)
12 months (2T, 4, 6, 8, 10)
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The Alight Top was inspired by my young daughter’s love of two things: birds and bright colors. Simple cables, reminiscent of birds in flight, are sprinkled across the garment to create a lovely, textured fabric. These cables pair beautifully with the most variegated or speckled yarns, so this is the perfect project for your rainbow-colored skeins! For a more classic result, choose a solid or semi-solid colorway.

The body is knit in the round from the hem upwards. The front and back are divided and worked flat with the addition of extra stitches for grown-on sleeves. A classic wide boatneck makes this top easy to slip over a child’s head, but please swatch (and block!) the Texture pattern to ensure the neckline has the correct finished width. An i-cord edging on the sleeves and slipped stitches at the neck edge give the top a professional polish while also reducing your finishing work!

To Fit
Baby/Child Sizes: 12 months (2T, 4, 6, 8, 10)

Finished Chest Circumference
21 (22, 23, 25, 26, 28)“ / 53.25 (56, 58.5, 63.5, 66, 71) cm

Materials
Fingering-weight yarn at 437 yds (400 m) per approx 100 g (3.5 oz): 425 (525, 605, 710, 815, 935) yds /390 (480, 555, 650, 745, 855) m

» The Alight Top is meant to be worn next to the skin, or with a thin layer underneath, so choose a size with 0-2” of positive ease.

» 2T size shown on a 2-year old with approx 2” of positive ease

» Sample shown in Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn (90% merino wool, 10% nylon; 437 yds (400 m) per approx 100 g (3.5 oz)): “Piggy Bank.”

US 2 (2.75 mm): 16 (16, 16, 24, 24, 24)” / 40 (40, 40, 60, 60, 60) cm circular needle and DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauges

Stitch markers; cable needle; waste yarn or stitch holders; yarn needle

Gauges
30 sts / 43 rows = 4” (10 cm) in st st, after blocking
31 sts / 43 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Texture patt, after blocking