Top of the Morning ~ single printed pattern**
The perfectly basic crewneck top for chilly mornings and beyond. Developed especially for Apple Oak Fibre Works LinCot, this pattern is ideal for showcasing unevenly spun yarns, yarns with textural interest, and yarns with dramatic colour variegation. Got a sweater’s quantity of your first handspun? Rainbow yarn acquired on a whim? Or perhaps some cotton bouclé? This is the pattern.
Top of the Morning is worked seamlessly from the top down with raglan sleeve construction and classic ‘sweatshirt’ proportions. Subtle details include twisted rib edgings and short row shaping for extra lower back coverage. Suitable for advanced beginners.
Designed by Ailbíona McLochlainn
MATERIALS & INFO
Apple Oak Fibre Works LinCot*, 220m (240y) / 100g (3.5oz)
shown in the Moonlight colourway
4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins
*Note that this yarn is unusual, in that the meterage is DK but it meets gauge like an aran, due to its unevenly spun nature. If substituting with a more traditional yarn, choose aran-weight and purchase 1 extra skein.
Needle A: circular needle, 4mm (US 6) in diameter (or as needed to meet gauge)
Needle B: circular needle, 3mm (US2) in diameter (or 1mm smaller than Needle A)
tapestry needle; stitch markers;
10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) = 17 sts x 23 rows, in stockinette
Finished garment measures as follows at chest circumference: 85cm [34”] (90cm [36”], 95cm [38”], 100cm [40”], 110cm [44”], 120cm [48”], 130cm [52”])
Select size with desired amount of ease and refer to schematic for details.
provisional cast-on, short rows, twisted st
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**a download link is available on the paper pattern. For an electronic version only, please see www.lbhandknits.com