FiDi Top by Juliana Lustenader

FiDi Top

Knitting
June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
874 - 2190 yards (799 - 2003 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) = 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)(54, 58, 62, 66)” Bust, includes 2” of positive ease.
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The FiDi Top, named after the Financial District of San Francisco, is the kind of warm-weather top you’ll want to wear everywhere, including the office. Delicate lace and cable details mimicking the high-rise buildings of the district frame a classic neckline. The fluttery sleeves drape elegantly on the shoulders, as you gaze up at the skyscrapers about town.

This top is knit from the bottom-up in the round until the divide for the front and back. Arm-hole shaping is worked simultaneously with the lace/cable motif. Short rows shape the shoulders and sleeves, which are picked up after connecting the front and back with a three-needle BO.

SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) = 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)(54, 58, 62, 66)” Bust, includes 2” of positive ease.
Sample shown in size S.

GAUGE: 26 sts x 34 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles.

YARN: 2 (2, 3, 3, 3)(4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Speckled Finch Studios Cloud MCN Sock (3.53 oz/100 g, 435 yds/397 m, 80% Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon), colorway Bouquet Garni, or any fingering weight yarn to match gauge.

NEEDLES: US sizes #3 (3mm) and #4 (3.5 mm) 32”-60” circulars, or any size necessary to obtain gauge.

OTHER MATERIALS: Stitch markers (2), darning needle, scrap yarn.

SKILLS NEEDED:
German Short Rows
Decreases
Increases
Reading charts
Cables
Lace
Picking up sts
Knitting in the round and knitting flat

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