Aperitif Hour is a boxy top worked from the top-down, in one piece and seamlessly. Starting with the back to the underarm which is knit flat, followed by the front, both pieces are then joined in the round to knit the body. Stitches are picked up at the end for the sleeves. The lace pattern will keep the knitting fun and creates a nice texture. This top will be a delight to wear in warmer weather!
It has a boat neck, dropped shoulders, wide arm openings and slimming ribbed short sleeves. The bottom edge has a drawstring (which is actually sewn on).
You will need: Approximately 904 (1009, 1139, 1244, 1334, 1484) metres/ 989 (1104, 1246, 1361, 1459, 1623) yards of fingering yarn
Sample shown in Plucky Knitter Crewbie, colorway “Aperitif”
3.5 mm/US 4 circurlar needle and two DPN’s (adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge)
3.25 mm/US 3 short circurlar needle (approximately 40 cm/16 inches long) for the sleeves
Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders
S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) approx. 86 (102, 112, 127, 137, 152.5) cm / 34 (40, 44, 50, 54, 60) inches of finished circumference at the bust.
Choose a size with 5 to 15 cm / 2 to 6 inches of ease. Pattern includes a drawing and table on the last page to help determine a size.
Shown here in size Large with 18 cm / 7 inches of positive ease at the bust.
24 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in lace pattern (same gauge in St st) on 3.5 mm/US 4 needle
Note that the lace row gauge for this design is not crucial.
23 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in rib on 3.5 mm/US 4 needle for the collar
24 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in rib on 3.25 mm/US 3 needle for the sleeves