Happy Ocean Top Maxi by Beauxknits Design

Happy Ocean Top Maxi

Knitting
August 2019
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.5 mm (E)
656 - 1094 yards (600 - 1000 m)
S - 7XL
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This is the adult pattern for the Happy Ocean Top. For those who like to ‘mini-me’, a kids version is available here on Ravelry too! The top depicts whale and octopus families and part of the proceeds of this pattern I will donate to Greenpeace. Every little bit helps to support them in saving ocean life for future generations, I hope.

Finished measurements
Bust 92, 95, 96, 99 - 104, 106.5, 113, 119, 124, 125 (S, M, L, XL) XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, 7XL cm / 36, 37, 38, 39 - 41, 42, 44, 47, 49, 50 (S, M, L, XL) XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, 7XL in
Neck circumference 35, 36.5, 38.5, 40 – 43, 43, 45, 46.5, 49, 51 (S, M, L, XL) XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, 7XL cm / 14, 14.5, 15, 16 – 17, 17, 18, 18.5, 19, 20 (S, M, L, XL) XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, 7XL in.
Length 45, 47, 47, 48 – 51, 51, 53, 53, 55, 55 (S, M, L, XL) XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, 7XL cm / 18, 18.5, 18.5, 19 – 20, 20, 21, 21, 21.5, 21.5 in.

Skill
Intermediate: this pattern involves knitting in the round, stranded colourwork and optional short row techniques.

Yarn
Sport, Walk Bliss, hand-dyed 100% wool superwash merino, ultrafine, 360/100g (393 yds/100g), MC: 600m/656yds (S, M, L) – 720m/787yds XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, shade Apollo (greyish light blue).
Sport, Wol met Verve, hand-dyed 80% superwash merino wool, 20% Nylon, 365m/100g (399yds/100g), CC: 150m/164yds (S, M, L) – 200m/218yds XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, shade Blue Depths – Tie Die (deep green blue).

Needles
Circular needles 3,5 mm (4 US) cable sizes 60 cm (24 in), 80 cm (32 in) and DPNs. Or you can knit with 2 circulars avoiding all different cable lengths needed.

Gauge
25 sts x 40 rounds = 10x10 cm (4x4 in) in stockinet stitch after blocking.

Materials
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Many thanks to Deborah, Flo, Jan, Lori, Patty, Márgret, Simone and Yvonne for their testknits and valuable tips to improve this pattern. You are the best!

Happy Ocean Knitting!
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