Summer Secret Crop by Jessie Maed Designs

Summer Secret Crop

Knitting
May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round with larger needles, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
175 - 500 yards (160 - 457 m)
XXS, XS (S, M, L, 1XL){2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL} to fit bust measurement of: 24-26, 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46){48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62}” / 61-66, 71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117){122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-158}cm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A breezy, airy basic that you’ll wear all summer long!

The Summer Secret Crop will be available for free for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

For those who have the means to purchase the pattern, I am asking that you instead make a donation to either Black Lives Matter to support the fight to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people, or to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to support Chicagoans who are experiencing food scarcity during the pandemic.

Sharing & MKAL!
The knitalong for this design will run from the date of release to June 30th, 2020. To join, simply post your progress and finished objects using the #summersecretmkal and #summersecretcrop hashtags, and tag me, @jessssiemae within your grid posts on Instagram. There will be a few cute prizes at the end of the KAL, and there is no requirement to finish in order to be eligible. I just want everyone to have fun!

If you would like to share your progress but don’t wish to do so on Instagram, I will also create an MKAL thread in the Jessie Maed Designs Ravelry group.

Please note that this is a beta version pattern, so knit at your own risk! Think of it as a mass group test knit, where you aren’t required to finish or provide any feedback. If you find a mistake and would like to let me know, please email jessiemaeddesigns@gmail.com. I will address mistakes quickly and update the pattern frequently as issues are resolved. Thanks in advance for trusting and supporting me, and for allowing me to use this process to get you patterns quickly during this very weird and bad time.

SIZES:
All of my garments are #sizeinclusive through a size 5X using Craft Yarn Council standards, including the intended ease in the design. Note that this design also includes an XXS option.

XXS, XS (S, M, L, 1XL){2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL} to fit bust measurement of:
24-26, 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46){48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62}”
61-66, 71-76 (81-86, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 111.5-117){122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-158}cm

Actual measurement of finished garment at bust:
24, 28 (32, 36, 40, 44){48, 52, 56, 60}“
61, 71 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112){122, 132, 142, 152.5}cm

To choose a size, take your bust measurement and subtract
0-2”/0-5cm. Choose the finished garment measurement closest to this number.

Suggested Yarn:
Fingering yarn (held single,) or any yarn weight with which you are able to achieve gauge. You may also use DK or fingering held double for a less airy fabric.

Suggested Needles:
If using Fingering:
US 7 – 4.5 mm 16-32” circular needles (Main Body)
US 5 – 3.75 mm 16-32” circular needles (Hem)

If using DK:
US 6 – 4.0 mm 16-32” circular needles (Main Body)
US 4 – 3.5 mm 16-32” circular needles (Hem)

Choose a circular circumference that is at least several inches shorter than the final circumference of the garment.

Gauge: 17sts & 29 rows per 4x4” square in stockinette stitch in the round & flat, blocked

Yardage: 175, 200 (238, 275, 313 350){388, 425, 463, 500}yds
160, 183 (218, 251, 286, 320){355, 388, 423, 452}m

Techniques: knitting in the round, bottom up, decreasing, holding stitches

Construction: Top knit from the bottom up.

Materials: Fingering yarn, circular needles, stitch markers, removable stitch markers, darning needle

Helpful Links
Choosing a Circular Needle Circumference
How to Alternate Skeins (or work stripes) in the Round
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off