Three Coins in the Fountain Top by Corrine Walcher

Three Coins in the Fountain Top

August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
450 - 1100 yards (411 - 1006 m)
32(36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"
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This top is named for the Trevi Fountain in Rome, which we visited this year. It’s a companion to my Three Coins in the Fountain Cardigan. Dance has a lovely hand while knitting and is a wonderful weight for a light layer.

Finished Size:
Chest: 3236, 40, 44, 48, 52 inches
Length: 1313.5, 14, 14, 14.5, 15 inches from cast on to underarm

Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk (100% silk noil; 450 yards per 4 oz skein); 3(3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins: 1 Color A, 1(1, 1, 1, 2, 2) Color B, 1 Color C.
Sample knit in Silver Fox (Color A), Kelpie (Color B), and District 12 (Color C).

Needles: US #5/3.75mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer for the body of the top (larger sizes may prefer a longer needle), and your preferred method to knit small circumferences in the round.
Or size to make gauge

Stitch markers
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Yarn needle to weave ends

Gauge: 20 stitches/28 rows per 4” in stockinette stitch.

Note: This top is worked in the round from the hem to the underarms. Front and back are then worked separately to the shoulders. Shoulder stitches are joined using Kitchener stitch or three needle bind-off. You may wish to bind off neck and armhole finishing stitches with a needle two sizes larger, as silk does not give like wool does.
Note: If you don’t have full skeins, color B (Kelpie) is the yarn which is used most. Color A (Silver Fox) is used least. My 44” sample took 34g of Color A, 75g Color B, and 76g of Color C.