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Going in Circles Top

designed by Lisa Gentry
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The circle motif on the neck of this pullover adds interest to this fun top. Knit in Caron's Simply Soft.

Sizes

Child's 8
26 ins
18 ins
Child's 10
28 ins
19 ins
Child's 12
30 ins
20 ins
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The materials for this project cost $28.30

Step 1:

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Size:

  • Child's 8
  • Child's 10
  • Child's 12
Finished chest slightly stretched measurement
26 ins
Finished length measurement
18 ins

Step 2:

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

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Plum Wine, 9722Edit Color
$8.58

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Off White, 9702Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast C

Simply Soft | Select your Shade, Edit Color
$0.00

Contrast D

Simply Soft | Chocolate, 9750Edit Color
$4.29

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size H8/5mm
$2.20

Chibi Tapestry Needle Set

Jumbo 2/Pkg
$4.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Susan Bates Plastic Bone Rings 1 1/8”: 14 pieces. Susan Bates Plastic Bone Rings 7/8”: 14 pieces

The materials for this project cost $28.30

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished chest slightly stretched measurement
Child's 8 26 ins
Child's 10 28 ins
Child's 12 30 ins
Finished length measurement
Child's 8 18 ins
Child's 10 19 ins
Child's 12 20 ins

MATERIALS

Top
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
SizesChild's 8Child's 10Child's 12 
Contrast A
Plum Wine (9722)
223
Contrast B
Off White (9702)
111
Contrast C
()
111
Contrast D
Chocolate (9750)
111
US 8 (5 mm) knitting needles. US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook. Susan Bates Plastic Bone Rings 1 1/8”: 14 pieces. Susan Bates Plastic Bone Rings 7/8”: 14 pieces. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

17 sts and 24 rows in Basic pat = 4"/10 cm

INSTRUCTIONS

STITCHES USED
Stockinette St: K on RS, p on WS
Basic Pattern (worked with a multiple of 10 sts)
Row 1 (RS): (P1, k) 2 times, p1, k5.
Row 2: (P1, k1) 2 times, p1, p5.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for patt.

BACK
With A, CO 61 (65, 71) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Work 3 (5, 3) sts in St st; 10-st Basic pat Row 1, 5 (5, 6) times; (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; 3 (5, 3) sts in St st – 61 (65, 71) sts.
Row 2: Work 3 (5) sts in St st; 10-st Basic pat Row 2, 5 (5, 6) times; (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; 3 (5, 3) sts in St st – 61 (65, 71) sts.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for patt until piece measures 11 ½ (12, 12 ½)" from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape armholes
BO 3 (3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows -- 55 (59, 63) sts. BO 1 st at beg of next 4 rows – 51 (55, 59) sts. Work until armhole measures 3", end with a WS row.
Shape neck
(RS) Work 20 (20, 21) sts, join another ball of yarn, bind off center 11 (15, 19) sts, work to end. Working both sides at same time, bind off at each neck edge 3 sts once, 2 sts 3 times, then 1 st 3  times -- 8 sts rem each side. Work even until armhole measures 6 ½ (7, 7 ½)", end with a WS row. BO.

FRONT
Work same as for Back until piece measures 11 ½ (12. 12 ½)" from beg, end with a WS row. Mark center 11 (15, 19) sts.
Shape armholes and neck 
BO 3 (3, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows, then BO 1 st at beg of next 4 rows AT SAME TIME, work to center 11 (15, 19) sts, join another ball of yarn, bind off center 11 (15, 19) sts, work to end. Working both sides at same time, BO at each neck edge 3 sts once, 2 sts 3 times, then 1 st 3 times -- 8 sts rem each side. Work even until armhole measures 6 ½ (7, 7 ½)". BO.
 
SLEEVES
With color A cast on 41 (45, 51) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Work 3 (5, 3) sts in St st; 10-st Basic pat Row 1, 3 (3, 4) times, (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; 3 (5, 3) sts in St st – 41 (45, 51) sts.
Row 2: Work 3 (5) sts in St st; 10-st Basic pat Row 2, 3 (3, 4) times; (p1, k1) 2 times, p1; 3 (5, 3) sts in St st – 41 (45, 51) sts.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for patt until piece measures 11 ½ (12, 12 ½)" from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape sleeves
Inc 1 st each edge every 6th row 3 times – 47 (51, 57) sts. Work even until piece measures 4 ½ (4 ¾,  5)" from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape cap
BO 2 sts at beg of next 8 rows, then dec 1 st at each edge every 2nd row 12 (13, 14) times. BO rem 7 (11, 15) sts.

CIRCLES
Small circles: Ch 2; work in 2nd ch from hook 12 sc, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Work foll amount of circles: color A (7); color B (5); color C (4); color D (8).
Medium circles: Join with sl st around smaller plastic ring, ch 1, work 16 sc around circle, join with sl st in beg ch. Fasten off.
Work foll amount of circles: color A (2), color B (4); color C (5); color D (4).
Large circles: Join with sl st around larger plastic ring, ch 1, work 20 sc around circle, join with sl st in beg ch. Fasten off.
Work foll amount of circles: Color A (2); color B (4); color C (4); color D (4).

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.
With crochet hook and color A, join with sl st in left shoulder seam. Ch 1, work 84 sc around front neck edge, work 54 sc around back neck edge, join with sl st in beg ch-1. Fasten off.
Sew on circles according to schematic. Sew side and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.

TIE BELT
With 3 strands of yarn in colors A, B, and C held together, work a 37 (39, 41) inches long tie.
Sew on rem circles according to picture.