T-Top Sweater by Patty Nance

T-Top Sweater

January 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1708 - 1830 yards (1562 - 1673 m)
Women’s S, M (M-L, L)
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Excerpt from Bargello Knits

Having fallen in love with a sweater by another designer, Kirsten Hipsky, I was inspired to adapt the piece for bargello knitting. I was itching to try Classic Elite Liberty Wool Prints and knew this design would be perfect for it. Making it work took some engineering. This piece has several elements resulting in a sweater that plays my little game of “stump the knitter”—the knitter looking at your finished project, not you, of course. Cast-ons that look like bind-offs and an almost-vertically-reversible stitch pattern can be your little secret.

Pattern notes
Sleeves and bodice are worked in one piece from right wrist to left wrist starting with segments 2 through 5. Segments 1 and 6 are placed into working position using increases for sleeve shaping. After the sleeve seams are sewn from wrist to underarm, the body of the sweater is picked up in the round and worked top down. Side vents are created at the hem by switching to flat knitting. Neckline, vents, and hems have garter stitch accents.