Ammersee Top by Adriana Hernandez-Bergstrom

Ammersee Top

January 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 - 1500 yards (732 - 1372 m)
XS (S, M , L, 1X, 2X, 3X) designed to fit with approximately 5-10cm positive ease. Bust: 87.5 (91.5, 99.5, 110, 120, 132, 142) cm. Shown in size S on Sarah (Blonde) who is a UK size 10 and Haley (Brunette) who is a size 8.
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A simple knitted top gets an extra flourish with the addition of stranded colourwork and easy embroidery.

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The Ammersee Top is named after the third largest lake in Bavaria, the region where I currently live. Ammersee is a lovely lake surrounded by mountains, and it was the inspiration for this project. The Ammersee Top is knitted in the round from the bottom up and includes a simple fairisle motif in a contrasting color. Floral embroidery and a button placket add the finishing touches to this alpine-inspired top.

When working fairisle in the contrasting color, check that your gauge has the same amount of elasticity as the main working gauge. Work a mini-gauge swatch in the round to test out different needle sizes, and change your needle if necessary to match the gauge. This way you avoid puckering of the fairisle section.