Color Dipped Top

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Color Dipped Top

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Right on trend in a color-blocked metallic sheen, knit this sassy sweater in four pieces and seam it together in a cinch.

Sizes

XS/S
28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
37" [94 cm]
M
36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
42" [106.5 cm]
L
40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
46" [117 cm]
XL
44-46" [112-117 cm]
50" [127 cm]
2/3XL
48-54" [122-137 cm]
57" [144.5 cm]
4/5XL
56-62" [142-157.5 cm]
63½" [161.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $82.58

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • XS/S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2/3XL
  • 4/5XL
To fit bust measurement
28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
Finished bust
37" [94 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Metallic | Blue Steel, 95134Edit Color
$40.74

Contrast A

Metallic | Pewter, 95044Edit Color
$27.16

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 6/4mm
$5.99

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 8/5mm
$5.99

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$2.70
The materials for this project cost $82.58

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement
XS/S 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
M 36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
L 40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
XL 44-46" [112-117 cm]
2/3XL 48-54" [122-137 cm]
4/5XL 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]
Finished bust
XS/S 37" [94 cm]
M 42" [106.5 cm]
L 46" [117 cm]
XL 50" [127 cm]
2/3XL 57" [144.5 cm]
4/5XL 63½" [161.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Metallic (85 g/3. oz;230 m/252 yds)
SizesXS/SMLXL2/3XL4/5XL 
Main Color (MC)
Blue Steel (95134)
634578
Contrast A
Pewter (95044)
433466
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. 2 stitch holders.

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger  needles in stocking st.
17 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger  needles in pat.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

BACK
**With A and larger needles, cast on 79 (89- 97-107-121-135) sts loosely.
Knit 4 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.

Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (WS). K2. *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
2nd row: K1. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
4th row: K2. *K1below. K1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
These 4 rows form pat.

Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 13" [33 cm], ending on a 1st row of pat. Break A.

Change to MC and cont in pat (beg on a 2nd row), until work from beg measures 18" [45.5 cm], ending on a WS row.

Shape armholes: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (8-10-12-8-10) sts beg next 2 (2-2-2-4-4) rows. 67 (73-77-83-89-95) sts.
Dec 1 st each end of next and every following alt row 5 (7-8-9-10-12) times more. 55 (57-59-63-67-69) sts.**

Cont even in pat until armhole measures 7 (7 1/2-8-8-8 1/2-8 1/2)" [18 (19-20.5-20.5-22.5-22.5) cm], ending on a WS row.

Shape neck: Next row: (RS). Pat across 12 (13-13-15-16-17) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows. 9 (10-10-12-13-14) sts.
Work 2 rows even in pat. Cast off.

With RS facing, slip next 31 (31-33-33-35-35) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and pat to end of row.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows. 9 (10-10-12-13-14) sts.
Work 2 rows even in pat. Cast off.

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.

Cont even in pat until armhole measures 16 rows less than Back to shoulder, ending on a WS row.

Shape neck: Next row: (RS). Pat across 17 (18-18-20-21-22) sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on every following alt row 4 times more. 9 (10-10-12-13-14) sts.
Work 2 rows even in pat. Cast off.

With RS facing, slip next 21 (21-23-23-25-25) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and pat to end of row.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 4 rows, then on every following alt row 4 times more. 9 (10-10-12-13-14) sts.
Work 2 rows even in pat. Cast off.

SLEEVES
With A and smaller needles, cast on 47 (49-49-51-51-51) sts loosely.
Knit 4 rows (garter st), noting first row is WS.

Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as given for Back for 15 rows. Keeping cont of pat, inc1 st each end of next and every following 16th row 3 times more, taking inc sts into pat. 55 (57-57-59-59-59) sts.
Work a further 5 rows even in pat. Break A.
With MC, cont in pat (beg with a RS row), inc1 st each end of every following 16th (16th-16th-12th-12th-12th) row from previous inc 1 (1-1-1-2-2) time(s) more. 57 (59-59-61-63-63) sts.

Cont even in pat until Sleeve from beg measures 14 1/2" [37 cm], ending on a WS row.

Shape top: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 6 (8-9-10-10-10) sts beg next 2 rows. 45 (43-41-41-43-43) sts.
Dec 1 st each end of next and every following 4th row 2 (4-8-8-8-8) times more, then on every following alt row until there are 9 (9-11-11-11-11) sts.
Work 1 row even in pat. Cast off.

FINISHING
Sew right shoulder seam.

Neck edging: With RS facing, MC and smaller needles, pick up and knit 14 sts down left front neck edge. K21 (21-23-23-25-25) from Front st holder, inc 2 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 14 sts up right front neck edge and 5 sts down right back neck edge. K31 (31-33-33-35-35) from Back st holder, inc 3 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 5 sts up left back neck edge. 95 (95-99-99-103-103) sts.
Knit 4 rows (garter st). Cast off knitwise (WS).

Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams, taking care to match color change.