Stalagnate Top by Zanete Knits

Stalagnate Top

Knitting
November 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted Sl St Rib on larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1148 - 2132 yards (1050 - 1950 m)
42 1/2 (45 1/2, 48 3/4, 52, 55 1/4, 59 1/4, 62 1/2, 65 1/2)" circumference at underarm
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

The Stalagnate Top is a versatile garment: Wear it as a vest in the cooler months or on its own when the weather turns warm again. Gentle waist shaping creates a flattering dolman shape. The twisted slipstitch rib pattern is easy to memorize, and a cable along each saddle shoulder adds a pop of interest.

Difficulty Advanced

Yarn Weight 2

Finished Size 42 ½ (45 ½, 48 ¾, 52, 55 ¼, 59 ¼, 62 ½, 65 ½)“ circumference at underarm. Top shown measures 42 ½”; modeled with 8 ½“ of positive ease.

Yarn Manos del Uruguay Alpaca Heather (70% wool, 30% alpaca; 164 yd 150 m/ 1 ¾ oz 50 g): #H2222 Honeycomb, 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24–32” circular (cir), depending on size you are making. Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; cable needle (cn); spare size 6 (4 mm) cir needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 30 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in Twisted Sl St Rib on larger needle.

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NOTES

  • This top is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm, then the front and back are worked separately back and forth. The front and back are joined at the shoulders using a perpendicular join, with the outer edge stitches forming the saddle shoulder.

  • Slip stitches purlwise with the yarn in back on right-side rows and with the yarn in front on wrong-side rows.

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