Bubble V Crop by Jessie Maed Designs

Bubble V Crop

June 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles, washed and blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
730 - 1600 yards (668 - 1463 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) 40(44, 48, 52, 56)(60, 64, 68, 72)” [101.5(112,122,132,142)(152,163,173,183)cm]
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A cozy, ballet inspired style. The fitted waist and cropped length make it practical for moving around and perfect for pairing with a high-waisted pant or skirt, while the bubble sleeves add a fun comfy twist.

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Final garment measurements:
All of my garments are #sizeinclusive through a bust size of 62” including the intended ease in the design.
XS (S, M, L, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

40(44, 47, 50, 53)(56, 60, 63, 67)”

Garment is worn with 5-12” positive ease. Choose a garment measurement that is 5-12” larger than your bust measurement. Note that the pattern is intentionally designed with less ease in the larger sizes.

Non-Cropped Version
MC: 650-750(725-900,925-1000,940-1050,1050-1115)(1250-1375,1350-1425,1400-1475,1475-1575)yds
CC: 80-100(80-100,80-100,115-135,150-175)(150-175,225-250,225-250,225-250)yds

Cropped Version
MC: 600-700(675,850,825-900,840-950,950-1015)(1000-1125,1175-1250,1275-1325, 1300-1350)yds
CC: 80-100(80-100,80-100,115-135,150-175)(150-175,225-250,225-250,225-250)yds

Yarn: My original sample was knit in Sincere Sheep Equity Sport, which is a discontinued base. Please see the below recommendations at various price points for alternatives, ordered from the most expensive per yard to the least. Note that I am suggesting DK weight yarns here, but you could knit this in either Sport or fingering held double as well, provided you achieve gauge.

I recommend a yarn with some nice drape to it. A merino + silk or alpaca blend would be nice! A pure merino would work well, too.

The gauge provides drape in itself, as the specific one for this garment is usually achieved with a heavier worsted yarn. One could use a heavier worsted, but note that your sweater will be a bit more structured and stiff if you do that.

You will need 32-40” circular needles, along with shorter circular needles or double pointed needles if you are not using the Magic Loop method for the sleeves.

Main Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) for body
Ribbing Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) for ribbing (or 2-3 sizes smaller than main needle size used to achieve gauge.)

Links to Special Techniques Used in Pattern
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off
Centered Double Decrease
German Short Rows
3-Needle Bind off
Picking Up Stitches along a Vertical Edge