Criss­cross Meshy Top

Here’s a trendy top—with a twist! Knit­ted in fin­ger­ing-weight yarn with over­size nee­dles, it’s the per­fect weight for year-round wear.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by MELISSA LEAP­MAN

De­sign by Melissa Leap­man

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large,

X-large, 2X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 66 (68, 70, 72, 74) inches Length: 24 inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Ber­roco Ul­tra Al­paca Fine (fin­ger­ing weight; 50% wool/ 30% ny­lon/20% al­paca; 433 yds/100g per hank): 2 (3,3,3, 3) hanks moon­shadow #1209 • Size 7 (4.5mm) 32-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Re­mov­able stitch mark­ers

Gauge

18 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/

10cm in St st (un­blocked). 12 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/

10cm in St st (blocked). To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Pat­tern Notes

Sweater is made in 4 pieces; the front

and back are knit­ted side­ways. Cir­cu­lar nee­dle is used to ac­com­mo­date large num­ber of stitches; do not join.

Mea­sure­ments shown in the schematic are af­ter pieces are blocked. Length mea­sure­ments given in the pat­tern text are shorter be­cause fab­ric will be stretched dur­ing block­ing.

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