Swell Crop Top by Lindsay Parkin

Swell Crop Top

Knitting
April 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Old Shale using larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 - 500 yards (201 - 457 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X), see notes
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The Swell Crop top is a lightweight cotton tank top designed with breezy summer nights in mind. It is worked bottom-up, in the round with added straps after the body is complete. For a fitted garment, I recommend sizing down. Coloring is completely customizable. You may use as many or as few colors as you would like. The sample was created using 5 colors.

Materials

US 8 (5.00mm) circular needles (24inch/ 60cm cord) or larger
US 6 (4.00mm) DPNs
Removable stitch markers
Measuring tape/ yarn needle/ scissors

Gauge

16 sts x 24 rows= 4”x4” in old shale stitch on 5.00mm/ US 8

Sizing

XS, S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Garment Bust Measurement

29, 33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61)“
73, 83 (94, 104, 114, 124, 134, 144, 154) cm

Ease

1-3” (2.5-8 cm) of positive ease

Yarn

220, 232 (270, 310, 350, 390, 430, 450, 490) yds
201, 212 (246, 283, 320, 356, 393, 411, 448) m

The sample was created using five colors of we are knitters The Pima Cotton

Techniques

Long-tail cast on, knitting in the round, jog-less color change, decreasing, old shale stitch (rounds 1-4 of pattern), simple stretchy bind off, I-cord.