This top is a quick and pretty way to showcase handspun, artsy, or novelty yarn.The top knits up quickly in a bulky yarn, and flatters your curves with a bit of shaping and a deep v-neck. Wool of the Andes Bulky makes a somewhat loose fabric with a nice drape on size 11 needles. This top would be very comfortable in the late winter through the spring. I think a wool top is great for the summer as well, for those who live in areas with foggy mornings, or who work in overly air-conditioned buildings, or for attending outdoor events in the evening. Enterprising knitters can also find substitute yarns in cotton, silk, or a similar warm-weather fiber. Donít forget, you can double up your yarn of a lighter weight and knit it together to achieve the gauge.
SIZE XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size S)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Chest: 30.5[34.25, 37.5, 41.75, 47.25, 51.5, 53] inches Length: 21[21.75, 22.25, 22.75, 23.5, 23.75, 24] inches This top will look best with a minimal amount of ease, or even a bit of negative ease, because of the loose and stretchy nature of the finished fabric.
MATERIALS [MC] Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky [100% wool; 137 yards per 100g skein]; color: Navy 23960; 3 [3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5] skeins
[CC] Robin Dodge Hydrangea Petal Handspun [wool and faux petals; 60 yd per 2.35 ounce skein]; 30 [35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 55]yards [Substitute almost any bulky weight handspun, art, or novelty yarn for CC].
1 set US #10/6mm straight needles 1 set US #11/8mm straight needles 2 stitch markers
GAUGE 11.5 sts/14 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 11 needles.