Weddell Top by Paula Pereira
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Weddell Top

Knitting
March 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Zigzag patt on largest needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
680 - 1190 yards (622 - 1088 m)
34.5 (37.5, 41.75, 46, 49, 52.25)" bust circumference

The Weddell Sea is tucked into the West Antarctic Peninsula, part scarred and chiseled ice and part crystal clear water. This rugged yet beautiful seascape is the inspiration behind the Weddell Top, covered in an allover zigzag slip-stitch ribbing pattern and featuring subtle stripes that imitate shifting sea ice.

Difficulty Expert

Finished Size 34.5 (37.5, 41.75, 46, 49, 52.25)“ bust circumference. Top shown measures 34.5”; modeled with .5” of positive ease.

Yarn Manos del Uruguay Serena (60% alpaca, 40% pima cotton; 170 yd / 1.75 oz): #S2437 pearl (A), 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins; #S2246 oyster (B), 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” circular and set of double-pointed. Size 4 (3.5 mm): 32” circular. Size 6 (4 mm): 16” and 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 23 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in Zigzag patt on largest needle.

Notes This top is worked in the round from the top down. The back neck is shaped with short-rows.