Widden by Jimenez Joseph


May 2018
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette with yarn held double.
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1670 - 2782 yards (1527 - 2544 m)
XS: 30” (76.2cm) / S: 34” (86.4cm) / M: 38” (96.5cm) / L: 42” (106.5cm) / 1XL: 46” (117cm) / 2XL: 50” (127cm) / 3XL: 54” (137cm)
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Widden is a wide, relaxed-fitting top featuring mock cable trims and aesthetic seams. It is made sideways, flat and in pieces, while the trims are worked in the round. This project will suit a variety of yarn types or weights. It is designed to be loose gauge, ideally using larger size needles.

Yarn Quantity:
(Yardage below is based on light fingering weight yarn)
XS: 1670yds (1527m) / S: 1882yds (1721m) / M: 2017yds (1845m) / L: 2247yds (2054m) / 1XL: 2388yds (2184m) / 2XL: 2635yds (2409m) / 3XL: 2782yds (2544m).

Note: The samples shown in this pattern use light fingering weight yarns held double-stranded. See also below:

Using Worsted Weight Yarns: This top can also be worked using single strands of Worsted weight yarns. To achieve this, simply halve the yarn amounts given in the Yarn Quantity table - however, add an extra 20%, as some yarns can vary in thickness.

Gauge in Stockinette stitch (blocked): 16 sts by 20 rows over 4” (10cm) square on larger size needles.
Note: Gauge is based on Light Fingering weight yarn held double – equivalent to a single strand of Worsted weight yarn.

Sizing & Fitting
Finished measurement at bust and high hip: 49.5” (126cm) / 53.5” (136cm) / 57.5” (146cm) / 61.5” (156.5cm) / 65.5” (166.5cm) / 69.5” (176.5cm) / 73” (185.5cm). This top is designed to be worn oversized, with an ease of 19” (48cm) around the bust and high hip area, and to sit at high hip.

6mm (US 10) (or size required to get gauge) 80cm (32”) or longer circular needles; 1 needle of same size (for a 3-Needle Bind-off); 5mm (US 8) 80cm (32”) or longer circular needles; 1 stitch marker; enough Waste yarn for provisional cast-ons; stitch holder or waste yarn (to hold sleeve stitches), measuring tape and tapestry needle for seaming and weaving in ends.

Useful Video Tutorials
Provisional cast on method: http://youtu.be/R3J-sUx_whE
Seaming/mattress stitch: http://youtu.be/nJ7KEGUTlJM
3-needle bind-off: https://youtu.be/Ph93jWSzTa0
Working in the round (magic loop): http://youtu.be/1mqIqRdJc68
Pick up and knit: http://youtu.be/f6PKAwja6Dc