Stoney Brook Top
April 11, 2016
April 24, 2016

Stoney Brook Top

Project info
Stoney Brook Top by Rusty Baker
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering
357 yards in stash
2 skeins = 714.0 yards (652.9 meters), 200 grams
November 26, 2014

Lots of little issues with this pattern. Just doesn’t feel edited very well. It’s not always clear how many rows/ridges of garter to do before or after shaping. I just kind of made my own decisions and made sure that one short sleeve matched the other sleeve. On the body I fudged when to increase (every 7th row? weird). Says to use kitchener when it means mattress stitch!

Yoke issue: It was not clear how to do the edging at the neck. I kept a knit stitch (stockinette) at each edge of the neck instead of keeping it in pattern which would have been alternating 2 knit, 2 purl rows or something like that. I am trying to remember what I did after the fact.
I did size 38.5. After you rejoin the front and back together, the instructions are wrong. Follow the instruction for the other sizes: Work 1 Openwork Pattern repeat, then work rows 1-5

I think that was the only issues. I am somewhere between a 36-38” bust and I made the 38.5” My gauge swatch showed my knitting as much tighter, but I went for the US4 anyway. Once I wet blocked it it relaxed quite a bit even though the top had looked tiny while I was working on it. I used almost exactly 2 skeins.

Real color of the yarn is somewhere in between the two pictures.

This was my primary knitting project at NoCKRs!

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80% Wool, 20% Nylon
357 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: January 16, 2015
  • Project created: April 12, 2016
  • Finished: April 28, 2016
  • Updated: April 29, 2016
  • Progress updates: 3 updates