Keyhole Top by Meema Spadola

Keyhole Top

August 2004
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in eyelet pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1386 - 2002 yards (1267 - 1831 m)
33.5 (37, 40.5, 44, 47, 50.5)" (85 [94, 103, 112, 119.5, 128.5] cm) finished bust/chest circumference
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Interweave SKU: EP1156

Pattern description from Interweave Knits:
An exaggerated keyhole neckline gives drama to this otherwise simple, bell-sleeved pullover. Meema Spadola used a misty faded pink for the main color and added rings of rosy stripes around the borders of the body and the three-quarter length sleeves. A simple eyelet stitch pattern adds a subtle peek-a-boo texture to the fabric. The fuzzy lightness of the kid mohair and the ice cream colors remind Meema of a frothy parfait dessert - delicious!

Finished Size: 33.5 (37, 40.5, 44, 47, 50.5)“ (85 94, 103, 112, 119.5, 128.5 cm) bust/chest circumference.

Yarn: GGH Soft Kid (70% kid mohair, 25% nylon, 5% wool; 154 yd 141 m/25 g): #60 rosy taupe (MC), 5 (6, 6, 8, 8, 9) balls; #37 red (CC1), #28 hot pink (CC2), #73 dusty rose (CC3), and #55 light pink (CC4), 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Muench Yarns.

Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm): straight and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch holders; removable stitch markers (m); tapestry needle

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2004

Notes from Interweave Knits:

  • “Make all eyelet yarnovers at least 3 stitches away from the edges of each piece. If an eyelet would fall too close to an edge, omit it and its companion k2tog, and work the stitches in stockinette stitch instead. Similarly, if there are not enough stitches as the result of shaping to work a yarnover or k2tog with its companion k2tog or yarnover, work the stitches in stockinette in order to maintain consistent stitch count.”
  • “Do not make eyelets within 6 stitches or 6 rows of the keyhole opening on front.”