Bandon by the Sea by Kay Hopkins

Bandon by the Sea

Knitting
July 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles, worked in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
600 - 1350 yards (549 - 1234 m)
XS (S, S2, M, M2, L, L2, XL, XXL, XXXL), see notes
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Bandon-by-the-Sea is a perfect top for warmer weather and to wear over jeans, short or a skirt. The yoke lace is echoed in the gentle shirt-tail hemline and sleeve finishing. Choose either short sleeves as shown in sample photos or ¾ length sleeve option included in instructions.

This top is worked top-down and in the round in a completely seamless manner with a nice balance between stockinette stitch and lace work. It starts with a lacy circular yoke that transitions into raglan seams for best fit. The lace is an easy one to learn and memorize. Both chart and written instructions for the lace are included.

This design really shows off hand-dyed yarns and will look great in any DK yarn with good drape. A linen blend is perfect for warmer weather or to layer under a jacket or sweater as weather in cooler weather.

Inspiration: Bandon or “Bandon-by-the-Sea” is a quintessential town on the southern Oregon Coast complete with beautiful beaches, a lighthouse, incredible viewpoints, and even a golf course. It was named after Bandon in County Cork in Ireland by an Irish immigrant.

The instructions are written and charted, and the pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.
 
FINISHED SIZES
XS (S, S2, M, M2, L, L2, XL, XXL, XXXL) Designed to be worn with 2” ease at bust and 4” ease at hips. Choose size that is 2” larger than bust measurement.

Finished Bust: 32(33, 35.25, 38, 39.25, 42, 45.75, 48, 50.25, 54.5) inches / 81.5(84, 89.5, 96.5, 100, 106.5, 116, 122, 127.5, 138.5)cm

RECOMMENDED YARN
Recommend heavy sport or DK weight with good drape and stitch definition.

Shibui Knits Twig: Sport (46% Linen, 42% Recycled Silk, 12% Wool); 190 yds (174m)/1.76 oz (50g), shown in colors Shore and White.

Estimated Yarn Required:
MC: 600(675, 725, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1150, 1200, 1350) yds / 549(618, 663, 732, 823, 915, 1006, 1052, 1098, 1228)m.

CC for Neckline Lace: 75 yds used in color white for sample size M2.

Yarn usage will vary depending on gauge and specific yarn used as well as options chosen.
 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL:
Accessible to an advanced beginner knitter with some lace experience.  

Skills Used: Decreases, increases, basic lace stitches (yo, k2tog, ssk), German Short Rows (link to tutorial included).