Whakamārie Top by Francoise Danoy

Whakamārie Top

July 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St. st
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
650 - 1100 yards (594 - 1006 m)
xs(s, m, l, xl, xxl)
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Note: this pattern is currently in the process of being re-graded to be more size-inclusive, up to a 64 inch bust. I would like to apologize for this pattern not being size-inclusive in the first place, and I am committed that my garment patterns in the future be so.

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Whakamārie is a drop sleeve top with a center panel comprising of lace and cables on the front side. Waist shaping adds a flattering silhouette. The bottom portion of the top, depending on your measurements, may have negative to no ease, but the bust area allows for 4” of positive ease. Stitches are picking up for the arm bands for I-cord finishing and at the bottom of the garment, for the ribbing. Light and airy, this makes for a lovely summer top.

Pattern includes instructions for knitting this both flat (seamed) and in the round (seamless) as well as instructions for lengthening the top. Written and charted instructions, as well as a schematic is included.

Finished measurements (in inches)

Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52). Sample shown on model has 4” of positive ease around the bust.
Waist: 24 (28, 32, 36, 40, 44)
High Hip: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)
Total length: 20 (20.5, 21.5, 22, 22.75, 23.5)
Special techniques: Three needle bind-off, mattress stitch, picking up stitches, I-cord edging, cable, lace, lifted increases on both knit and purl sides, and decreases on both knit and purl sides.

Yardage per size varies on yarn used, but here are skein estimates for using Berroco Maya: 5(5, 6, 7, 7). Also note that gauge can be the same but still use different amounts of yarn.

This pattern has been test knit and edited.