Women's Striped Sailor Top

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Women's Striped Sailor Top

designed by Lorna Miser
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Ahoy! You'll draw looks from port and starboard in this striped sailor's top!

S
35" (89 cm)
20.5" (52 cm)
M
40" (101.5 cm)
21" (53 cm)
L
45" (114.5 cm)
21.5" (54.5")
XL
50" (127 cm)
22" (56 cm)
2XL
55" (139.5 cm)
23.5" (60 cm)
3XL
60" (152.5 cm)
24" (61 cm)
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The materials for this project cost $29.26

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Size:

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  • M
  • L
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  • 2XL
  • 3XL
Bust
35" (89 cm)
Length
20.5" (52 cm)

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | White, 9701Edit Color
$8.58

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Dark Country Blue, 9711Edit Color
$4.29

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 8/5mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
$3.95

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

Size 6/4mm
$8.49
The materials for this project cost $29.26

Abbreviations

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust
S 35" (89 cm)
M 40" (101.5 cm)
L 45" (114.5 cm)
XL 50" (127 cm)
2XL 55" (139.5 cm)
3XL 60" (152.5 cm)
Length
S 20.5" (52 cm)
M 21" (53 cm)
L 21.5" (54.5")
XL 22" (56 cm)
2XL 23.5" (60 cm)
3XL 24" (61 cm)

MATERIALS

Shirt
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
SizesSMLXL2XL3XL 
Main Color (MC)
White (9701)
223445
Contrast A
Dark Country Blue (9711)
111122

GAUGE

In Stockinette stitch using size US 8 (5mm) needles, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm
 

INSTRUCTIONS

STRIPE PATTERN
Rows 1-4: With MC, work in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS).
Rows 5-6: With CC, work in Stockinette st.
Repeat Rows 1-6 for stripe pattern.

BACK
With MC and smaller needles, CO 78 (90, 100, 112, 124, 134) sts. Knit 6 rows, ending after a WS row. Change to larger needles. Begin working in stripe pattern, dec 1 st at each edge every 6th row 5 times—68 (80, 90, 102, 114, 124) sts. Work even for 6 rows. Inc 1 st at each edge every 6th row 5 times—78 (90, 100, 112, 124, 134) sts. Work even until body measures approx 13 (13, 13, 13, 14, 14)"/33 (33, 33, 33, 35.5, 35.5)cm from CO, ending after Row 6 of stripe pattern.

Shape armholes
Continuing in stripe pattern, BO 5 (7, 8, 10, 12, 14) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each edge every RS row 5 (6, 8, 10, 12, 13) times—58 (64, 68, 72, 76, 80) sts. Work even until armholes measure 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10)"/19 (20.5, 21, 23, 24, 25.5)cm, ending after a WS row. Place sts on holder for shoulders and Back neck.

FRONT
Work same as Back until armholes measure 3 1/2 (4, 4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2, 6)"/9 (10, 11, 12.5, 14, 15)cm, ending after a WS row.

Shape Neck
Next row (RS) Continuing in stripe pattern, k21 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts, join 2nd ball of yarn and k center 16 sts sliding them onto holder for Front neck, k rem 21 (24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts. Working both sides of neck at the same time with separate balls of yarn, BO 2 sts at each neck edge every other row 5 times—11 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts each side. Work even until Front measures same as Back to shoulders.

Shoulder join
Place 11 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22) sts right Back shoulder sts onto needle. Holding Front and Back with RS's together and needles parallel, work 3-needle BO on right shoulder sts as follows: Put right-hand needle through first st on front needle then through first st on back needle, knit these 2 sts together. *Knit next pair of front/back sts together in this manner (2 sts are on right-hand needle); lift right-most st over last st knit and off needle (1 st bound off). Repeat from * across rem right shoulder sts.
Repeat three-needle BO for left shoulder sts, leaving center 36 sts on holder for Back neck.

Neck edging
With RS facing, using MC and circular needle, k36 Back sts, pick up and k18 sts along left front edge, k16 center Front sts, pick up and k18 sts along right front edge—88 sts. Place marker for beg of round.
Round 1: Purl.
Round 2: Knit.
Rounds 3-4: Repeat last 2 rounds once.
Round 5: Purl.
BO.

SLEEVES
With MC and smaller needles, CO 54 (58, 64, 70, 80, 90) sts. Knit 6 rows, ending after WS row. Change to larger needles. Work in stripe pattern until Sleeve measures approx 3"/7.5cm, ending after Row 6 of stripe pattern.

Shape cap
Continuing in stripe pattern, BO 5 (7, 8, 10, 12, 14) sts at beg of next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at each edge every RS row 15 (15, 17, 18, 21, 24) times. BO rem 14 sts.

FINISHING
Sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew Sleeve cap into armhole.

DECORATIVE STRAPS (Make 2)
With MC and larger needles, CO 9 sts. Knit every row (garter st) for 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7)"/10 (12.5, 12.5, 15, 15, 18)cm. BO.
Center decorative straps on Front of top, 1"/2.5cm below neckline. Attach by sewing a button through each strap to the Front about 1/2"/1.25cm from each end.

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.