The Xtina Crop by Born & Raised Knits

The Xtina Crop

Knitting
April 2018
all 3 are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1230 - 1545 yards (1125 - 1413 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
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The Xtina Crop has been newly updated to include 18 sizes --- make your top SUPER customizable with this new update PLUS we’ve added instructions to create the gorgeous crochet border as seen on Instagram.

This design is very near and dear to my heart and is my first colorwork yoke pattern! You will find two color charts to choose from, Chart A is the original pattern as seen in the sample knit and Chart B has some extra colorwork with no increases for you to do if you would like to lengthen the yoke. This top is designed to have a cropped, flowy fit! There is a lot of positive ease in this design, so please keep that in mind when picking your size out! One last thing before you get started…the colorwork on this pattern is not for the faint of heart! There are 60-70 rows of tri-color stranded knitting! Your knitting may be tight after you finish the yoke. My suggestion for the best fit is to place all of the yoke stitches on waste yarn and block out your knitting before continuing on to the body.


Sizing: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
Measurements w/ Chart A: 45 (47, 49, 50, 52) (53, 55, 56,
58)
Measurements w/ Chart B: 50.5 (52, 54, 56, 57.25) (59.5, 62, 63.75, 65.25)

How to choose your size: Measure the bust or chest circumference at the fullest point and add your desired amount of ease to the measurement. See ease below for suggested ease for your size.
Ease Chart A:
13 (13, 10.5, 7.75, 5.5) (4, 3.25, 4, 4) inches
Ease Chart B:
20.5 (18, 14, 14, 11.25)(9.5, 8, 5.25, 2.25) inches

Yardages for Chart A:
MC: ‘Ariadne’ in Mars Sock by Nox Yarn Co, 450 (450, 480, 480, 500) (520, 545, 545, 565) yds
CC1: ‘Mint Julep’ in Classic Sock by Woolen Boon, 400 (400, 420, 420, 440) (460, 480, 480, 500) yds
CC2: ‘Sorry not Sorry’ in Kidsilk Lace (held double) by Hedgehog Fibres, 380 (380, 400, 400, 420) (440, 460, 460, 480) yds
Yardages for Chart B:
MC: ‘Ariadne’ in Mars Sock by Nox Yarn Co, 480 (480, 500, 515, 520) (540, 560, 565, 580) yds
CC1: ‘Mint Julep’ in Classic Sock by Woolen Boon, 420 (425, 440, 445, 460) (480, 500, 515, 520) yds
CC2: ‘Sorry not Sorry’ in Kidsilk Lace (held double) by Hedgehog Fibres, 400 (415, 420, 425, 440) (460, 480, 485, 500) yds