Knit Textured Top

Knit Textured Top



Melissa Leapman chose Morning Glory Cotton, a cotton blend, to enhance the stitch definition of the allover twisted cable pattern for the knit version of Textured Top.

SIZES

• Top is sized to fit Women's Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

• Bust 33 (37, 41, 45, 49)"

• Length 22 (221/2, 221/2, 23, 23)"

• Upper Arm 17 (18, 18, 19, 19)"

MATERIALS

• 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) 50 g (159 yd) skeins Universal Yarn Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street Collection Morning Glory Cotton (50% acrylic, 50% cotton) color #709 Nectar

• Size 5 US (3.75 mm) needles

• Size 6 US (4 mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

• Cable needle

GAUGE

• 24 sts x 28 rows = 4" in Textured Patt using larger needles

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

STITCH GLOSSARY

C2B (Right Twist) Slip next st to cn, hold to back, K1, K1 from cn. Can also be worked as foll: K2tog, leaving sts on LH ndl, insert the point of RH ndl between the 2 sts and knit the first st again, slip both sts off LH ndl.

C2F (Left Twist) Slip next st to cn, hold to front, K1, K1 from cn. Can also be worked as foll: skip first st, knit next st tbl (through the back loop), knit the skipped st, slip both sts off LH ndl. Additionally can also be worked as foil: slip 2 sts, one at a time kwise to RH ndl, return sts to LH ndl in turned position, knit second st tbl leaving sts on LH ndl, knit both sts tog tbl, slip both sts off LH ndl.

TEXTURED PATTERN (multiple of 6 sts + 2)

Also see Chart.

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: *P2, C2B, C2F; rep from * across to last 2 sts, P2.

Row 4: K2, *P4, K2; rep from * across. Repeat Rows 1-4 for Textured Pattern.

BACK

Using smaller ndls, CO 84 (94, 104, 114, 124) sts. Beg Garter St, and work even until piece meas approx 1" from CO, end after WSR, inc 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) sts evenly spaced across last row [98 (110, 122, 134, 146) sts]. Change to larger ndls.

Next row (RS): Beg Textured Patt, and work even until piece meas approx 121/2" from CO, end after WSR.

Shape Armholes

Next row (RS): Maint patt as est, BO 6 (10, 12, 16, 18) sts at beg of next two rows [86 (90, 98, 102, 110) sts rem]. Cont even until piece meas approx 201/2 (21, 21, 211/2, 211/2)" from CO, end after WSR.

Shape Neck

Next row (RS): Work patt as est across first 23 (25, 29, 31, 35) sts, join second ball of yarn and BO middle 40 sts, work across to end of row. Work both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, and dec 1 st ea neck edge once [22 (24, 28, 30, 34) sts rem ea side]. Cont even until piece meas approx 21 (211/2, 211/2, 22, 22)" from CO, end after WSR.

Shape Shoulders

Next row (RS): Maint patt as est, BO 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) sts at beg of next six rows, then BO 4 (6, 7, 6, 10) sts at beg of next two rows.

FRONT

Work same as for Back until piece meas approx 16 (161/2, 161/2, 17, 17)" from CO, end after WSR.

Shape Neck

Next row (RS): Maint patt, work across first 34 (36, 40, 42, 46) sts, join second ball of yarn and BO middle 18 sts, work to end of row. Work both sides at once with separate balls of yarn and BO 4 sts ea neck edge once, then BO 3 sts ea neck edge once, then BO 2 sts ea neck edge once, then dec 1 st ea neck edge every row three times [22 (24, 28, 30, 34) sts rem each side]. Cont even until piece meas same as Back to shoulders.

Shape Shoulders

Work same as for Back.

SLEEVES

Using smaller ndls, CO 53 (53, 63, 63, 79) sts. Beg Garter St and work even until piece meas approx 3/4" from CO, end after WSR, inc 9 (9, 11, 11, 13) sts evenly spaced along last row [62 (62, 74, 74, 92) sts]. Change to larger ndls.

Next row (RS): Beg Textured Patt, and inc 1 st ea side every row 0 (0, 0, 4, 0) times, then inc 1 st ea side EOR 14 (22, 15, 17, 10) times, then every fourth row 7 (2, 3, 0, 2) times, incorporating new sts into patt as they appear [104 (110, 110, 116, 116) sts]. Cont even until Sleeve meas approx 10 (93/4, 9, 83/4, 8)" from CO. BO all sts.

FINISHING

Sew right shoulder seam.

Neck Band

With RS facing and smaller ndls, pick up and K126 sts along neck opening. Beg Garter St Patt, and work even until neck band meas approx 1/2" from pick-up row.

Next row (WS): Cont patt, dec 18 sts sts evenly across row [108 sts rem]. Cont patt until neck band meas approx 1" from CO. BO all sts.

Assembly

Sew left shoulder seam, including side of neck band. Set in Sleeves. Sew Sleeve and side seams. Weave in all ends.