Speckles and Spice Top by Tamy Gore

Speckles and Spice Top

Knitting
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in blocked st st.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
640 - 1398 yards (585 - 1278 m)
28-30” (32-34”, 36-38”, 40-42”, 44-46”, 48-50”, 52-54", 56-58", 60-62")
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Speckles and Spice is a fun, cropped top that is worked seamlessly from the top down, with a striking colorwork yoke that knits up surprising quickly!
Looking for inspiration? We have had some amazing testers with a wide variety of color combos, so hop on over for some color inspiration as well as to view their beautiful versions :)

I highly recommend knitting two swatches - one in stockinette to achieve the right gauge for the body and another knitting from the second chart, so as to gain an idea as to which method you’re most comfortable with working three colors at a time, since this might be a first for fairly new knitters to colorwork.

To Fit Bust Sizes:

  • 28-30” (32-34”, 36-38”, 40-42”, 44-46”, 48-50”, 52-54”, 56-58”, 60-62”). Measure your actual bust size, choose the closest fit and knit that size. Meant to be worn with 4-6.25” positive ease built in. Sample is shown in 36-38”.

Yarn:
Lolodidit Simple DK (100% Merino Wool, 231yds/211m per 3.5oz/100g).

  • Sample was knit using the colorways Crisp Apple Strudel, Stay Golden, Whiskey Kiss & Buttercup.

  • C1: 383 (425, 472, 519, 571, 628, 691, 760, 836)yds/ 350 (389, 432, 475, 522, 574, 632, 695, 764)m.

  • C2: 126 (140, 155, 171, 188, 207, 228, 251, 276)yds/ 115 (128, 142, 156, 172, 189, 208, 230, 252)m.

  • C3: 62 (69, 77, 85, 94, 103, 113, 124, 136)yds/ 57 (63, 70, 78, 86, 94, 103, 113, 124)m.

  • C4: 69 (77, 85, 94, 103, 113, 124, 136, 150)yds/ 63 (70, 77, 86, 94, 103, 113, 124, 137)m.

Needles:

  • US 3/3.25mm circular needles ca. 32” (80cm) in length or DPN’s for the ribbing.

  • US 8/5mm circular needles ca. 32” (80cm) in length for the body.