Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Little Summer Somethin'

The beauty of this pattern is in its simplicity and adaptability. It is essentially a basic top-down raglan, but only the back and sleeves involve raglan increases; the front starts with the total number of stitches already. This gives the neckline a nice drape. Elegant, but also versatile! Use a textured yarn, maybe work in a lace pattern, lengthen the sleeves, or perhaps use a lace-weight at a bulky gauge for a gauzy top – whatever you like!

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Finished Bust Measurement:

Your yarn and needle size are not terribly important for this pattern, as long as you can achieve one of the following gauges per 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch.

Depending on your gauge and bust size, below are approximate yardage requirements.

Two 40/in/100cm long circular needles, one in the appropriate size to obtain your chosen gauge above, another two sizes smaller for ribbing
Four stitch markers
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle