A perfect little summer top by designer Lily Kate, we love the play of yarn textures in this.
The Abydos top is worked seamlessly from the top down, beginning with a circular yoke construction which transitions into a regular armhole by using short rows to change the angle of knitting. Panels of loose knit mohair are contrasted with tucks worked in DK weight throughout the yoke. Optional bust darts are included for those with larger cup sizes.
The main body is worked without shaping for a relaxed fit, and the armhole edgings are finished with subtle decreases to shape the cap ‘sleeves’ and a minimal cast off finish.
Pattern sold separately, you can purchase it on Ravelry.
Sizes 1 (2; 3; 4; 5) 6; 7; 8; 9 detailed below, designed to be worn with between 0-2” / 0.5 cm negative ease. Sample is a size 2 worn on a 33” upper bust with around 1” / 2.5 cm negative ease.
Choose a size based on your UPPER bust measurement, not full bust. To find this measurement, hold a tape under your armpits around the top of your bust. This may mean you choose a smaller size than usual, but the optional bust darts can be used to add extra room.
If you are between sizes, SIZE DOWN. If this top is loose, the armholes will be too wide and low and will not cover a bra at the sides. This was discussed at length with test knitters, and a conclusion was reached that this top fits far better when worn with negative ease.
To fit upper bust: 28-30 (32-34; 36-38; 40-42; 44-46) (48-50; 52-54; 56-58; 60-62) inches / 71-76 (81-86; 91-97; 102-107; 112-117) (122-127; 132-137; 142-147; 152-157) cm.
Finished bust: 28 (32; 36; 40; 44) (48; 52; 56; 60) inches / 71 (81; 91; 102; 112) (122; 132; 142; 152) cm.
GAUGE: 21 sts and 28 rows to 4 inches / 10 cm in stocking stitch in Yarn A, blocked. Suggested size 4mm.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS: 3.5mm circulars, length 16” / 40 cm.
3.5mm, 4mm and 8mm circulars, length 24” / 60 cm (& longer depending on size).
Only just started thus top but am loving it already. The chosen yarn of kit is just perfect. Can't wait to finish. 😃🥰