Tillandsia by Laura Aylor


March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in lightly blocked stockinette, knit in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
740 - 1025 yards (677 - 937 m)
34.5, (38.9, 43.3, 47.6, 52) inches at underarm/full bust (actual garment measurements)
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This swingy, slightly cropped spring top skims the body with A-line shaping. Knit from the top down with yoke and then raglan increases and trimmed with deep lace and texture borders, it’s easy knitting with a bit of concentration required at the end.

Sized to fit with 1 to 6 inches of positive ease at the bust - depending on your personal preference. Lighter colored top is shown modeled with about 8” of ease (about 2” more than recommended) and the dark version is worn with 2” of ease.

All border stitch patterns are both charted and written.

Skills required
Long-tail cast-on
German short rows (to raise back of neck)
Backwards-loop cast on
Double yarn overs and working into both loops
Single yarn overs
See this page in my group for help with unfamiliar techniques.

Sizes and approximate yardage
XS - to fit 30-33” bust - 750 yards
S - to fit 33-38” bust - 850 yards
M - to fit 37-42” bust - 950 yards
L - to fit 42-46” bust - 1050 yards
XL - to fit 46-51” bust - 1150 yards

Pattern chat thread is here - feel free to ask questions about fit and techniques and show us your progress and FOs!

Lighter-colored sample was knit in Julie Asselin Fino Simple in Sea Smoke, darker one was knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Faded Parka.