Lotus Petal Top by Iris H

Lotus Petal Top

by Iris H
August 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
525 - 1094 yards (480 - 1000 m)
30” (34”, 38”, 42”, 46”) (50”, 54”, 58”, 62”) / 76cm (86cm, 96cm, 106cm, 116cm) (126cm, 136cm, 146cm, 156cm)
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The Lotus Petal Top is a simple and lightweight cropped summer top inspired but the pointy tips of lotus petals. The top is worked in the round from the bottom up before splitting to shape the neckline and sleeves. Designed to be worn slightly cropped to waist length but can be easily adjusted.

Bust Sizes:

30” (34”, 38”, 42”, 46”) (50”, 54”, 58”, 62”)

76cm (86cm, 96cm, 106cm, 116cm) (126cm, 136cm, 146cm, 156cm)


4ply weight, sample knitted in Hook & Light Naturally Dyed Falkland Merino 4ply (400m / 100g)

120g (140g, 150g, 170g, 190g) (200g, 220g, 240g, 250g)

480m (560m, 600m, 680m, 760m) (800m, 880m, 960m, 1000m)

Take into account that extra yardage will be required if the body length is lengthened.


3mm & 3.5mm circular needles and/or DPNs

Needle sizes are recommended, choose a size needed to achieve gauge, the smaller needle should be 0. 5mm smaller than the larger needle


24 stiches & 32 rows per 4” / 10cm on larger needles in stockinette after blocking

Choosing your size and fit:

The stated measurements are the actual final garment measurements, with no ease. Choose a size with approx. 0-4” / 0-10cm positive ease depending on the fit you want to achieve. To select a size, take your bust measurement and add your chosen amount of ease.

The pattern is designed for a cropped length, if you wish to make the body longer, continue working the body longer before splitting for the front and back. Take into account the extra yardage will be required.