Summertide Top by Juliana Lustenader

Summertide Top

Knitting
July 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
975 - 2600 yards (892 - 2377 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) = 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)(54, 58, 62, 66)” Bust, includes +2” of ease.
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The Summertide Top is part of the Sun and Fog Collection, a celebration of CA Bay Area dyers and designers. Designed with California weather in mind, this top is a must-wear from Spring to early Fall. Summertide looks great in semi-solids and speckled colorways. Get creative with your color combination, or use one solid tone for your Summertide Top.

This top is knit from the bottom-up in the round beginning with a slipped rib hem. A Latvian Braid separates the stockinette body and lacy top on both the front and back. The shoulders are connected again using the Kitchener Stitch and the neckline is cleaned up with picked up sts and a simple BO. Pattern comes with complete instructions for these techniques, including a video tutorial for the Latvian Braid.

SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1XL)(2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) = 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)(54, 58, 62, 66)” Bust, includes +2” of ease.

GAUGE: 6.5 sts x 8 rows = 1” in stockinette on larger needle.
5.5 sts x 8 rows = 1” in lace patt on larger needle.

YARN: The Dye Project Ecola Sport (3.53 oz/100 g, 325 yds/297 m, 85% Merino Wool, 15% Silk), 2 (2, 3, 3, 4)(4, 4, 5, 5) skeins in colorway Kolsch (MC) and 1 (1, 2, 2, 2)(2, 3, 3, 3) skeins in colorway Sur la Table (CC), or any sport weight yarn to match gauge.

NEEDLES: US sizes #6 (4 mm) and #5 (3.75 mm) 32”-60”circulars, or any size necessary to obtain gauge.

OTHER MATERIALS: Stitch marker, darning needle, scrap yarn.

SKILLS NEEDED:
Knitting in the round
Simple Lace
Picking up sts
Slip sts
Latvian Braid (tutorial included in pattern)
Kitchener Stitch for grafting the shoulders

Special thanks to The Dye Project for their generous yarn support. Check out their website for kit information.

Please come ask questions and share either in-progress or FO photos in the Juliana Lustenader Designs group!