Mojave Top by Meghan Jones

Mojave Top

Knitting
May 2018
Lace ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 - 1440 yards (823 - 1317 m)
37.5 (49.5, 61.5)" bust circumference
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Mimicking the bands of sandstone and red rock found on the steep sides of desert canyons, the Mojave Top is formed with layers of alternating colors and lace patterns. This kimono-sleeve top is constructed in two pieces—front and back—and seamed after blocking.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 37.5 (49.5, 61.5)“ bust circumference. Top shown measures 37.5”; modeled with 7.5” of positive ease.

Yarn Stacy Charles Fine Yarns Alicia (100% linen; 180 yd / 1.75 oz): #06 coral (red; A), 3 (3, 5) balls; #15 sandy shore (cream; B), 2 (3, 3) balls. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; removable markers; tapestry needle.

Gauge 16 sts and 26 rows = 4” in lace patt; 16 sts and 30 rows = 4” in garter st.

Notes This top is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.