Seafoam Top by Arenda Holladay

Seafoam Top

by Arenda Holladay
February 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
951 - 2219 yards (870 - 2029 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
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I hesitated to call this a cardigan. I think of it as more of a top as I envisioned it as buttoning in the back, but it certainly can be worn as a cardigan. The back neck shaping is the same as the fronts so it can be worn either way. I wanted to use an elongated stitch in the border since that is the topic of the Stitch Anatomy article. I decided to add a button band while I was at it since the Special Topics in Finishing article is how to sew on buttons in a knitted garment.

Since seaming elongated stitch patterns can be problematic, the top is worked in one piece to the armholes. I made a small modification to the stitch pattern. Most versions begin with making a double yarn over, but I changed this to a single yarn over as I didn’t want it quite that open.