Pattern redux: Audrey

This is a top I designed a few years back. Of course, I called it "Audrey," how could I not?

When I wore it last night I was reminded of its beautiful drape and forgiving silhouette. It's an easy, if not a quick knit, with waist shaping, a picot hem and boat neck dotted with eyelets. If you're feeling that Lilly Pulitzer vibe, swap out the organza ribbon for hot pink satin. Or a bright plaid.

I'm dredging it out to update my Ravelry pages.

Yarn: Nomotta/Schachenmayr-Catania, 100 percent Egyptian cotton in black
Amount: Six skeins  
Level of difficulty: Not too bad
Needles: #4 US, #6 US (I used 24” circs)                             
 
GAUGE DATA:
Gauge (stocking stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 24.0 sts by 32.0 rows.
Body knit by hand on # 4 US needles
     
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (ins): ... with Moderate fit.
Finished Chest: 39.5                  Body Length: 22.5                               
 
BACK AND FRONT: Work 2 pieces the same.
1. Use an open cast on with 99 sts on size 6 needles. Change to size 4 needles. Work in stocking stitch or hem pattern of choice for 2.5 ins. I worked a picot row (K1, * YO, K2TOG * repeat K1) at the 1.25” mark. To complete the hem, graft the cast-on sts to the last row worked.
2. Change to size 4 needles and stocking stitch. Work even for two rows excluding hem. 
3. Waist Shaping. Dec 1 st at each end of next row, then every following 11th row twice to 93 sts. Work even for 0.8 ins (6 rows). Inc 1 st at each end of next row, then every following 6th row 8 times to 111 sts. Work even for 2.0 ins (16 rows) to total 12.3 ins, excluding hem. 
4. Armhole shaping. Cast off 8 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of every alternate row for 20 rows until 75 sts remaining. 
5. Knit even until armhole measures 6.5 ins.
6. Boat neck. Right side purl 1 row. Continue in stocking stitch for 5 rows. On sixth row (right side) *K4, YO twice, K2TOG* repeat between * until end of row, K 5. Continue in stocking stitch for three rows. On fourth row (right side) purl one row. Continue in stocking stitch for 4 rows. Cast off loosely.
 
SHOULDER SEAMS:
1. Leave center 10 ins open for neck. Sew front to back along castoff edges of both shoulder seams. 
 
ARMHOLE:
1.        With right side of work facing, pick up and knit 108 sts along armhole edges.
2.        Cast off.
 
NECKLINE:
1.         Pick up 110 stitches around boat neck.
2.         Cast off.
   
FINISHING:
1.        Sew side seams using invisible seam. Sew any remaining seams.
2.        Darn/weave/sew in all loose ends.
3.        Weave ribbon of choice between large eyelets on boat neck. I used 1.5” organza ribbon. Hot pink or lime green satin would be nice choices too!*
 
*Designed with assistance from Knitware Sweater Design software.
 

 

 

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July 24. 2008 02:14

fiberlicious

that's just beautiful! Thanks for posting it.

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