Maria Donato Top by Anna Pack

Maria Donato Top

March 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in patterned stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
815 - 1088 yards (745 - 995 m)
1 to 4 (to fit bust 75-115cm, 30-46in)
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Featuring mosaic colourwork and slipped-stitch patterns, inspired by the apse of the basilica of SS Maria e Donato on the island of Murano, this top is knitted in the round from the bottom up, divided and worked flat then joined again at the shoulder. The armholes are finished with an i-cord edging.

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Blue/white/pink version:
Rowan Felted Tweed, 50% wool, 25% viscose, 25% alpaca (approx 175m/191yd per 50g ball):
1 (1,1,1) ball 157 camel (A)
2 (3,3,3) balls 194 delft (B)
2 (2,3,3) balls 197 alabaster (C)

Alternative version (green edging):
The Border Mill Alpaca Tweed Silk 40% alpaca, 30% mulberry silk, 30% superfine merino (approx 145m/159yd per 50g skein):
1 (1, 1, 1) skein Lenten Rose (A)
3 (3, 3, 3) skeins Sea Holly (B)
2 (3, 3, 3) skeins Silver Birch (C)

Yarn substitution:
Allow the following approximate quantities of a light DK / sport weight yarn:
A – 100(115,125,135)m/110(125,135,150)yd
B – 330(365,405,440)m/360(400,440,480)yd
C – 315(350,385,420)m/345(385,420,460)yd
Quantities may vary depending upon gauge
and type of yarn used.

Needles and Notions
3.5mm/US 4 (or size required to obtain gauge over stockinette) circular needles, 80cm/32in and 40cm/16in lengths. Circular needle, 80cm/32in length in size required (if different) to obtain equivalent stitch gauge over mosaic colourwork. Stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, tapestry needle for finishing, stainless steel pins for blocking (optional).

23 sts and 34 rnds to 10cm/4in, after wet blocking, over stockinette worked in the round. 23 sts to 10cm/4in, after wet-blocking, over mosaic colourwork (NB mosaic rnd gauge is not important).
Adjust needle size(s) if necessary to obtain gauge.

Measurements and Sizing
Size 1, 2, 3, 4
To fit bust (cm/in) 75–80/30–32, 85–95/34–38, 100–105/40–42, 110–115/44–46
Actual size (cm/in) 94/37.5, 104.5/41.75, 115/46, 125/50

Choose size with around 10cm/4in or more positive ease and not less than circumference around shoulders. Felted Tweed version shown in size 2 and Alpaca Tweed version shown in size 1, both with approx 12.5cm/5in ease.