Sea Pink Top by Solveigh Lass-Evans

Sea Pink Top

Knitting
May 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.25 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
534 - 1551 yards (488 - 1418 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9, 10}
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This pattern is available from yarnjournal.com for £24.00.

The Sea Pink Top is inspired by a walk along the Scottish coast in spring, celebrating some of its colours: white sands, turquoise sea and the pink thrift flowers. It has been designed to wear on its own, or as a second layer over a long-sleeve t-shirt or blouse to add some warmth on cooler spring days.

The Sea Pink Top is knitted in Stocking stitch in the round, in one piece. The body is knitted first from the bottom up, followed by the sleeves, before they are all joined together. Short rows are added for a better fit before the colourwork yoke is knitted, following a chart.

SIZES
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9, 10}

To fit chest: 75 (80, 85, 90, 100) {110, 120, 130, 140, 150} cm / 29.5 (31.5, 33.5, 35.5, 39.5) {43.5, 47.25, 51.25, 55, 60} in

Designed to be worn with 2.5 – 4 cm / 1 – 2 in positive ease.

Select the size above your actual bust measurement for a standard fit.

Sample 1 shown in size 4 with 0–3 cm / 0–1 in positive ease.
Sample 2 shown in size 5 with 5 cm / 2 in positive ease.

YARN
Iolair Yarn Easdale, DK, 70% Baby Alpaca, 20%Silk, 10% Cashmere, 225 m / 246 yds per 100g

MC: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) {3, 4, 4, 5, 5} skeins
CC1: 1 skein (all sizes)
CC2: 1 skein (all sizes)

Sample 1
MC: Howlite
CC1: Chrysocolla middle
CC2: Chrysocolla dark

Sample 2
MC: Howlite
CC1: Rose quartz middle
CC2: Rose quartz dark

OR in DK weight yarn which knits to the specified gauge and has similar stitch definition and drape. Alpaca yarn is less elastic than wool and might have the tendency to stretch, therefore swatching and blocking is essential. A yarn that contains wool would work well as a substitute, if using a different yarn.

Approximate yardage required
MC: 377 (410, 450, 505, 594) {683, 788, 863, 960, 1094} m / 412 (449, 497, 553, 650) {747, 862, 945, 1050, 1197} yds

CC1: 47 (51, 57, 63, 74) {85, 98, 108, 120, 137} m / 52 (56, 62, 69, 81) {93, 108, 118, 131, 150} yds

CC2: 64 (70, 78, 86, 101) {117, 135, 147, 164, 187} m / 70 (77, 85, 94, 111) {128, 147, 161, 179, 205} yds