Bridge of the Gods by Kay Hopkins

Bridge of the Gods

May 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles, see notes
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
692 - 1117 yards (633 - 1021 m)
XS (S, S2, M, M2, L, L2, XL, 2X), see notes
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The Bridge of the Gods top is perfect for warmer weather and to wear over jeans, a skirt, or shorts. 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. Use linen for warm weather and wool and longer sleeves for the sweater and cooler weather option.

A quick knit, 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.

This design really shows off hand dyed yarns and will look great in any DK or sport weight yarn with good drape. A linen blend is perfect for warmer weather.

The instructions are written with no need for charts, and the pattern has been professionally tech-edited and tested.
XS (S, S2, M, M2, L, L2, XL, 2X) Designed to be worn with 2” ease at bust and 4” ease at hips. Choose a size that is 2” larger than actual high bust measurement.

Finished Bust: 32 (33, 35.25, 37.75, 39.25, 42.25, 45.75, 48, 50.25) inches / 81.5(84, 90, 96.5, 100, 106.5, 115, 122, 127.5) cm

DK or heavy sport weight yarn with good drape and stitch definition.

Erika Knight Studio Linen: DK (85% viscose, 15% linen); 131 yds (120m)/1.76 oz (50g), sample shown in color Covet.


Shibui Knits Twig: Sport (46% Cellulose – Linen/Flax, 42% Silk, 12% Wool) 190 yds (174m)/1.76 oz (50g).

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

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

Skills Used: Decreases, increases, yarnovers, German Short Rows, spacing increases evenly, I-cord bindoff. Links provided to tutorials.