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December 1, 2006, 10:45 am betterhomesgardens
Knit the latest look in a sleeveless, roll neck top with Patons Pearl.
The top is designed to be a firm fit. Pearl, a beautiful yarn with a soft sheen, comes in 50g balls. The pattern is so simple, it's perfect for a beginner.[IMG2 L]
The arms and neck have a relaxed rolled finish.
56Quantity of Pearl
Quantities are approximate as they vary between knitters. It si important to use only the yarn specified for this garment as other yarns may give unsatisfactory results.
First check your tension. If less. If less sts use smaller needles, if more sts use bigger needles.
Abbreviationsalt = alternate
Work in stocking st (beg with a purl row) until work measures 33 cm from foldline, ending with a purl row.Shape armholes - Cast off 4 (5-6-7-8) sts at beg of next 2 rows ... 103 (107-111-117-121) sts.
Work 45 (49-51-53-53) rows.Shape neck - NOTE - When turning, bring yarn to front of work, slip next st onto right-hand needle, ybk, slip st back onto left-hand needle, then turn and proceed as instructed - this avoids holes in work.
Next row - Purl across all sts to end.Shape shoulders - Cast off 6 sts at beg of next 4 rows, then 5 sts at beg of foll 2 rows.
Cast off loosely knitways on wrong side.FRONT
Complete as for Back.MAKE UP
Do not press. Using back-stitch, join side, shoulder and neckband seams. Allow edges of armholes to roll under and if desired slip-stitch loosely in position. Fold hem at lower edge to wrong side at foldline and slip-stitch loosely in position. Make a twisted cord using 6 strands 360cm in length and thread through hem at lower edge, beg and ending at eyelet holes.
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