Ripple Crop Top Worsted by Jessie Mae Martinson (Jessie Maed Designs)

Ripple Crop Top Worsted

Knitting
August 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in 3x3 Ribbing worked flat, blocked and unstretched
US 6 - 4.0 mm
275 - 1121 yards (251 - 1025 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) 29(33, 37, 41, 45)(49, 53, 57, 61)” 73.5(84,94,104,114)(124.5,134.5,145,155)cm
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A less fussy, more fitted Ripple Crop Top knit in DK or worsted weight for ease. This modern version of a ’90s classic is pared down from the original and knits up in no time.

Sizes:
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(81-86.5,91.5-96.5,101-106.5,112-117)(122-127,132-137,142- 147.5,152.5-157.5)cm

Actual measurement of finished garment at bust:
29(33, 37, 41, 45)(49, 53, 57, 61)”
73.5(84,94,104,114)(124.5,134.5,145,155)cm

Yardage:
275-315(350-405,440-500,480-575,515-645)(635-761,750-863,900-1092,975-1121)yds
251-288(320-370,402-457,439-526,471-590)(580-696,686-789,823-998,891-1025)m

If you’d like to add extra length to the top, allow 16(20,24,27,30)(32,34,37,40)yds 14.6(18.3,21.9,24.7,27.4)(29.25,31.1,33.8,36.6)m per extra inch worked.

The sizing as noted above provides 1” (2.54cm) of negative to 1” (2.54cm) of positive ease, depending on your measurements, which results in a comfortably fitted garment. If you’d like a less fitted version, I suggest either blocking aggressively or going up a size or two.

For comparison, the original fingering weight version of the Ripple Crop Top has about 5-7” (12.7-17.8cm) of positive ease.

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

Suggested Yarn

Use any worsted yarn you can achieve gauge with. I chose to knit my samples in a DK (light worsted.) I used a 100% fine superwash plied merino DK for one sample, and a budget cotton DK for another. Many of my testers used regular worsted, and some even used an aran weight. A lighter weight will produce a lighter fabric, and heavier weight will produce a heavier fabric.

DK Options
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Cosy Posy Yarn Co. Squish DK (100% Fine Superwash Merino, 4-ply, $27.00/250yd)(Used in Mint sample)

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Knit Picks Capra DK (85/15 Merino/Cashmere, $9.99/123yds)
Manos Del Uruguay Feliz (70/30 Merino/Modal, $26.00/385yds)

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Knit Picks Gloss DK (70/30 Merino/Silk, $6.99/123yds)
HiKoo Sueno (80/20 Wool/Viscose, $16.00/255yds)

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James C Brett Cotton on DK (50/50 Acrylic/Cotton, $2.79/159yds)
Knit Picks Swish DK (SW Merino, $4.49/123yds)
Kni tPicks CotLin (70/30 Cotton/Linen, $3.99/123yds)
Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK (100% Cotton, $3.00/137yds) (Used in Peach sample)

Worsted Options
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Malabrigo Rios (100% SW Wool, $15.40/210yds)
Quince & Co Lark (100% American Wool, $8.50/134yds)

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Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Fine SW Merino, $4.99/110yds)
Valley Yarns Amherst (100% Merino, $5.49/109yds)
Berroco Ultra Wool (100% SW Wool, $12.00/219yds)
Berroco Vintage (50/40/10 Acrylic/Wool/Nylon, $9.00/217yds)

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Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, $2.49/110yds)
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash (100% SW Wool, $3.99/110yds)
Valley Yarns Northampton (100% Wool, $6.99/246yds)

I am also keeping a spreadsheet of budget yarn options by weight. Feel free to use any DK or Worsted weight yarn you get gauge with.

Needles, Notions, & Such

Suggested Needles: US 6 – 4.0 mm 20-40” circular needles (body,) DPNs for sleeves if not using magic loop

Gauge: 15 sts & 22 rows per 4x4” square in 3x3 ribbing blocked. Note that as long as your fabric stretches to the required gauge, the item will fit. The amount you stretch the swatch in order to achieve gauge is the amount of stretch the item will have across your full bust when worn.

Materials: stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, extra needle for three needle bind off (can be any size close to main needle size,) darning needle to sew in ends

Techniques: knitting in the round, bottom up, decreasing, holding stitches, 3-needle bind off, wet or steam blocking

Video Tutorials

How to choose a circular needle circumference and other circular tips and tricks
Joining in the round without a gap
Centered single decrease
3-needle Bind Off
Picking up stitches along a vertical edge, and picking up more than one stitch from a selvage stitch (for sleeves)
Finishing a bind-off in the round and sewing in ends

Sharing
To share your projects and see other versions of the pattern, use the #ripplecroptopworsted hashtag on Instagram, and tag @jessssiemae.

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