Carstramon Top by Maddie Harvey

Carstramon Top

Knitting
May 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in over broken rib pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
612 - 1006 yards (560 - 920 m)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9} To fit chest: 73 (82, 91, 100, 109) {126, 135, 144, 153} cm / 28.75 (32.25, 35.75, 40, 43) {49.5, 53, 56.5, 60.25} in
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A top-down slipover top with a drop shoulder, and slightly cropped length - perfect for wearing over spring / summer dresses or with a light layer underneath.

The design is inspired by Scottish bluebell woods, walking along a path in amongst the bluebells and weaving in and out through the woodland trees. These ideas translate into the design of this sleeveless top through the garter stitch lace sections, and their contrast with both the strong vertical and meandering lines of stocking stitch.

Named after an ancient oak wood, in Dumfries and Galloway which is renowned for its spectacular springtime bluebell display.

This garment is knitted from the top down, with both back and front worked separately and knitted flat, then joined in the round at the armhole base and worked in the round to the hem.
Instructions to work the whole garment flat are also included.

This type of construction makes adjusting the length of armholes or overall length easy, just work the front and back to the desired length below the armhole (be sure that the motif rows match on both sides), then keep working the body, flat or in the round, to the desired length.

SIZES
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9}
To fit chest: 73 (82, 91, 100, 109) {126, 135, 144, 153} cm / 28.75 (32.25, 35.75, 40, 43) {49.5, 53, 56.5, 60.25} in

Designed to be worn with around 20 cm / 8 in positive ease around bust, and around 15-25 cm / 6-10 in overhang at shoulders. Choose a size based on both desired chest circumference and cross shoulder width of finished garment.

YARN
Ginger’s Hand Dyed, Sweet Flax 4-ply, 50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Linen, 25% Silk, 400 m / 437 yds per 100g.
Sample 1 Birdie on the Shoulder
Sample 2 Melon Balls on Fire

2 (2, 2, 2, 2) {2, 3, 3, 3} skeins
OR in 4ply weight yarn which knits to the specified gauge and has similar stitch definition and drape.

Approximate yardage required
560 (600, 640, 680, 720) {780, 840, 880, 920} m / 613 (656, 700, 744, 787)
{853, 919, 963, 1006} yds