Knitting pattern for Esther's Striped Summer Top
Esther's Striped Summer Top is our take on a wonderful, simple and becoming summer top with a twist. The circular design is flattering and enhances the feminine shape, which is exactly why we're so fond of designing tops with circular yokes. It features contrast-colored stripes, perhaps even in different yarns, which gives it a slightly maritime look and demonstrates our fondness for stripes. We have added extra details such as Italian cast-on and bind-off.
We have discovered a new yarn combination that we really love - No. 21, linen and cotton, combined with No. 13, a very light accompanying thread in lambswool and cashmere. No. 13 adds sublime softness to No. 21, which makes it our new summer favorite.
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Designed by Katrine Hannibal
Finished chest: (95)100(105)110(116)129(134) cm
Length: (49)50(51)52(53)54(55) cm
Underarm sleeve length, shot-sleeved top: 1,5 cm
Underarm sleeve length, 3/4 sleeves: (32)31(30)29(28)27(26) cm
Color A: Önling No 21, 60% cotton and 40% linen, approx 195m = 50g
Color B: Önling No 13, 95% first-cut lambswool and 5% Cashmere, 1000 m = approx. 50 g
Color C1: Isager Japanese Cotton, 100% cotton, 50g = 315 meters
Color C2: Önling No 21, 60% cotton and 40% linen, approx 195m = 50g
Color A+B are held together as main color, and color C1 or C2 as stripe color
3 stitch markers
Suggested needles: Circl ndls and dpn 3 and 3,5 mm
Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows in stockinette stitch on ndl 3,5 mm = 10 x 10 cm
The top is worked in the round from the top down. Stitches are cast on using a provisional, crochet cast-on method, to allow adjusting the size of the neck opening later. Initially , short rows are worked across the shoulders and back of neck to make the back of the neck higher than the front. The yoke is divided into body and sleeves, which are finished separately.