Kala by Megan Nodecker


October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
413 - 1139 yards (378 - 1042 m)
XS - 5X; finished bust measurement of 30.25" - 62.25"
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Kala is a sweet cropped top that features a boat-neck lace neckline and form-flattering shaping at the waist. The cropped length makes it perfect for layering over dresses and tunics, or for wearing with high-waisted skirts and pants. A very versatile piece, Kala can be made with different amounts of ease depending on the style you’re looking to create. Knitting it with little to no positive ease and adding the optional elastic waist will create a more polished, vintage look, while more positive ease gives it a modern and casual feel. Choose between two sleeve options to completely customize your tee. Kala is knit seamlessly from the top down and in the round using fingering weight yarn.

For longer versions of this top, check out the Noni tee and Olena dress.

US5 / 3.75 mm and US6 / 4 mm circular knitting needles, and longer circular for magic loop or double pointed needles for working smaller circumferences (or size to obtain gauge), stitch markers, darning needle.

24 sts x 36 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch in the round on smaller needles, blocked.
20 sts x 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Textured Lace Pattern on larger
needles, blocked.

Yarn used (pink): Poppy Yarn and Fibre Highwood Sock 115 g (4 oz) / 420 yds (384 m); 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon in Silk
Megan is wearing size L with 1” / 2.5 cm of positive ease.

Yarn used (white): Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn 100 g (3.5 oz) / 437 yds (400 m); 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon in Teacup.
Katie is wearing size L with 6.25” / 16 cm of positive ease.

See chart on the last photo for yarn requirements and finished measurements.