Intarsia Puntas Top by Arenda Holladay

Intarsia Puntas Top

Knitting
February 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
1370 - 2740 yards (1253 - 2505 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)

When designing this top, I wanted to incorporate two things: a punta edging at the bottom, and vertical intarsia. Leslie Gonzalez discussed this type of edging in the Winter 2018/19 issue in the Learn Something New article. I love learning something new. Intarsia was the topic of the Stitch Anatomy article, which I wrote, in the same issue. I tend to avoid intarsia designs with vertical color joins as it is difficult to manage the tension, but I wanted to practice this technique.

The top is wider at the bottom with gradual decreases at the color joins to the bust. The front and back are the same.