Snowdrops For Her by Alla Saenko

Snowdrops For Her

Knitting
October 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
630 - 1100 yards (576 - 1006 m)
30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44)
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Snowdrops for Her summer top for ladies is worked completely top-down and has several unique features.

The bodice is knit in all over lace stitch pattern that is easy to knit. The top and the bottom parts are divided with a waistline Snowdrops stitch pattern made in a contrast color.

The bottom part of this top has enough flare to fit with the positive ease in the hip area and feel comfortable if worked in a dress length, to above the knees.

The armholes and neckline are finished with eyelet trims in a contrast colour to complete the look.

The top is designed to fit with about 2-3 inches of positive ease. For finished measurements see Schematics on the last page.

The pattern has charts, schematics and written instructions.

Skill level Intermediate

Gauge

24 sts x 30 rows to 4 inches / 10 cm square over stockinette stitch on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles (blocked);
26 sts x 30 rows to 4 inches / 10 cm square over bodice stitch pattern, Pucker Cable Rib, on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles (measured over lightly blocked, not stretched, fabric)
16 sts x 36 rows to 4 inches / 10 cm square over garter stitch pattern on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles (blocked)

Yardage required, approx

MC - 540 (608, 682, 721, 760, 834, 879, 963) yards / 494 (556, 624, 659, 695, 763, 804, 881) meters;
CC - 90 (94, 98, 104, 110, 116, 121, 127) yards / 82 (86, 90, 95, 101, 106, 111, 116) meters

Materials

US 4 / 3.5mm circular needles (32 inches / 80 cm), or size to obtain gauge in stockinette stitch;
US 5 / 3.75mm circular needles (24 inches / 60 cm), for neckline band;
US 5 / 3.75mm double pointed needles DPN’s for armhole trims;
tapestry needle; stitch marker