My Little Secret Crop by Jessie Maed Designs

My Little Secret Crop

March 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in 3x3 Ribbing in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
280 - 700 yards (256 - 640 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X), see notes
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A cute cropped sleeveless thing that you’ll either love or hate! Who knows?!!?!

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All of my garments are #sizeinclusive through a bust size of 62” including the intended ease in the design.

XS (S, M, L, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) to fit bust measurement of:
28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46)(48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)”
71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117)(122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-158)cm

Actual measurement of finished garment at bust (unstretched):
24 (27.5, 31, 36, 39.5){43, 48, 51.5, 55}“
61 (70, 78.5, 91.5, 100.5){109, 122, 131, 139.5}cm

Choose a finished garment measurement that is 4-6”10-15cm smaller than your full bust measurement.

Materials: Fingering, DK, or worsted weight yarn, circular needles, stitch markers, removable stitch markers, extra needle for 3-needle bind off, darning needle

Suggested Yarn: Any fingering (held double,) DK or Sport (held single,) or Worsted (held single.)
I highly encourage you to use stash yarn for this. Let loose! Combine colors you usually wouldn’t! Have fun!

Suggested Needles:
US 5 – 3.75 mm 16-32” circular needles.

Choose a circumference that is several inches shorter than the final circumference of the garment.

Gauge: 20 sts & 28 rows per 4x4” square in 3x3 ribbing (main body)
(Note: Gauge measured blocked and unstretched. If you can get close to gauge while stretching it a bit, that’s fine. If you want a denser fabric, feel free to knit the main body on smaller needles.

If you can’t achieve row gauge, don’t sweat it. It’s not that important for this garment.) 

Yardage: Please note that these are estimates! You may need more yarn, but since y’all are going to be mix and matching from stash stuffs, that shouldn’t be an issue, right? :P

140-175 (170-200, 230-265, 275-315, 345-375)425-475, 525-550, 575-600, 625-700yards

128-160 (155-183, 210-242, 251-288, 315-343)388-434, 480-503, 526-548, 571-640meters

Note: If you are holding fingering double, you will need the above quantities for each color you use.

Techniques: knitting in the round, bottom up, decreasing, holding stitches, i-cord, 3-needle bind off

Construction: The piece is worked from the bottom up until the underarm. Stitches are bound off for the underarms and back, and then the front is worked flat.

Double Knit I-Cord