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 (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.
1. Leave center 10 ins open for neck. Sew front to back along castoff edges of both shoulder seams. 
1.        With right side of work facing, pick up and knit 108 sts along armhole edges.
2.        Cast off.
1.         Pick up 110 stitches around boat neck.
2.         Cast off.
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


that's just beautiful! Thanks for posting it.

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