Ionian Top by Lana Jois

Ionian Top

Knitting
March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
780 - 1300 yards (713 - 1189 m)
34.75 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48, 52.5)" bust circumference
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

The front of this deceptively simple top is stockinette stitch, but the back is adorned with butterfly lace motifs down the center.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 34.75 (36.5, 40, 44.5, 48, 52.5)“ bust circumference. Top shown measures 36.5”; modeled with 2.5” of positive ease.

Yarn Hudson Valley Fibers Moodna (60% fine wool, 40% New York State Romney; 260 yd / 3.5 oz): damselfly, 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4” in St st.

Notes The hem of this top is worked flat in two pieces, then the pieces are joined and the rest of the body is worked in the round to the underarm and then the fronts and back are worked separately.