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Seraphina

$7.5 (PDF DOWNLOAD) 

The wide saddle shoulders of this pretty summer top are worked in intricate cable-and-lace motif. The body of the top is worked in simple Stockinette stitch with Slipped stitch stripes.

This top is worked from the top down. First, the saddle shoulders are worked flat. Then stitches for upper back and upper front are picked up along the edges of saddles and then worked separately back and forth. Shoulders are shaped using short-rows. Then back and front are joined and the lower body is worked in round in one piece to the lower edge.

Sizes 
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL): to fit bust 28/30 (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50, 52/54)”/71/76 (81/86, 91/96, 102/107, 112/117, 122/127, 132/137) cm.

Finished Measurements 
38 (44, 47, 51.25, 56, 61, 64)”/96.5 (112, 119.5, 130, 142, 155, 162.5) cm circumference at hip. 
Intended ease: + 8-10”/20-25 cm. 
Shown in size M (47”/119.5 cm) on 37”/94 cm bust with 10”/25 cm of positive ease.

Gauge 
23 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch (St st) on size US 4 (3.5 mm) needle, after blocking. 
32 sts of Saddle chart = 4.25”/11 cm.

Tools 
Size US 4 (3.5 mm): 24-32” (60-80) cm circular (circ); size US 3 (3.25 mm): 24-32” (60-80 cm) and 16” (40 cm) circ. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge. 
6 markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, 2 stitch holders.

Materials 
Sport weight yarn (approximate amounts): 990 (1072, 1155, 1430, 1595, 1667, 1842) yards /905 (980, 1056, 1308, 1458, 1524, 1684) m. 


For the sample I have used The Plucky Knitter Primo Sport (75% Superwash Merino, 20% Cashmere, 5% Nylon; 275 yds (251 m) / 100g); Cold As Ice: 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins.

 

Difficulty: Intermediate.

Pattern Style: both written and charted instructions using common knitting abbreviations. Cable/lace pattern is both written and charted.