Vi­o­letta top

This top from Rowan comes with a cross-over back and sweet lit­tle cap sleeves

Knit Today Magazine - - Contents - ROSEE, EDI­TOR

“The cross over back de­sign looks great worn with a pair of smart jeans or trousers for an evening out !”

With its lace front and cross over stock­ing stitch back, this stylish top is re­ally some­thing spe­cial. Worked in Rowan Kid­silk Haze and Fine Lace yarns, wear on its own or lay­ered over a plain tee.

Ma­te­ri­als A Yarn Yarn A:3 ( 4: 4: 5: 5) x 25g balls of Rowan Kid­silk Haze in Ghost (642) Yarn B:2 ( 2: 2: 3: 3) x 50g balls of Rowan Fine Lace in Cob­web (922) A Nee­dles 1 pair 5mm (UK 6, US 8) knit­ting nee­dles Ca­ble nee­dle Yarn de­tail A Rowan Kid­silk Haze and Fine Lace www.kni­trowan.com 01484 681881 Kid­silk Haze A 66% mo­hair, 27% silk, 4%

polyester, 3% ny­lon A 25g/200m (437 yards) A Dry clean only A £8.99 Fine Lace A 80% al­paca, 20% merino wool A 50g/400m (219 yards) A Dry clean only A £8.29 Ten­sion 18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm or 4in mea­sured over st st us­ing 5mm nee­dles and one strand each of yarns A and B held to­gether. Ca­ble panel (119 sts) meas 41cm or 16in. Pa ern note Back open­ing edges slope, so they over­lap at neck edge and are ap­prox 15cm or 6in apart at hem edge, but all back open­ing edge shap­ing is worked at op­po­site (side seam and arm­hole) end of rows. Spe­cial ab­bre­vi­a­tion C11B slip next 6 sts onto ca­ble nee­dle and leave at back of work, k2, p1, k2, then work across 6 sts on ca­ble nee­dle as folls: (p1, k2) twice; Lad­der 1 Slip next st on left nee­dle off nee­dle and un­ravel this st back down to the yrn di­rectly be­low it, yrn

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£12.50 www.kni­trowan.com FRONT Us­ing 5mm nee­dles and one strand each of yarns A and B held to­gether, cast on 129 ( 137: 147: 159: 171) sts. Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end. Row 2: P1, *k1, p1, rep from * to end. Th­ese 2 rows form rib. Work in rib for a fur­ther 3 rows, end­ing with WS fac­ing for next row. Next row (WS): P5 ( 9: 14: 20: 26), k2, (p2, k1) 3 times, p2, k2, *(p1, p2­tog, yrn) 3 times, p2, k2, (p2, k1) 3 times, p2, k2, rep from * 3 times more, p5 ( 9: 14: 20: 26). Beg and end­ing rows as in­di­cated, re­peat­ing the 26 st patt rep 4 times across each row and re­peat­ing the 24 row patt re­peat through­out, cont in patt from chart as folls: Work 70 ( 72: 76: 78: 78) rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Front should meas ap­prox 32 ( 33: 34: 35: 35)cm or 12½ ( 13: 13½: 13¾ :13¾)in. SHAPE ARM­HOLES (FRONT) Keep­ing patt cor­rect, cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 125 ( 133: 143: 155: 167) sts. Dec 1 st at each end of next and foll 2 alt rows. 119 ( 127: 137: 149: 161) sts. Work 33 ( 35: 35: 37: 39) rows, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. SHAPE FRONT NECK Next row (RS): Patt 38 ( 42: 47: 53: 59) sts and turn, leav­ing rem sts on a holder. Work each side of neck separately. (Note: When work­ing shap­ing and cast-offs across top of sts which would be dropped and un­rav­elled later, drop and un­ravel this st as it is reached. Once un­rav­elled, pick up the last un­rav­elled “bar” of yarn and treat this “bar” of yarn as a st.) Keep­ing patt cor­rect, dec 1 st at neck edge of next 5 ( 5:6: 6: 6) rows, then on foll 0 ( 0:0: 0: 1) alt row. 33 ( 37: 41: 47: 52) sts. Work 0 ( 0:1: 1: 1) row, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Arm­hole should meas ap­prox 19 ( 20: 21: 22: 23)cm or 7½ ( 8: 8½: 9: 9¼)in. SHAPE SHOUL­DER Cast off 6 ( 6:7: 8: 9) sts at beg of next and foll 3 ( 0:1: 0: 0) alt rows, then –( 7: 8: 9: 10) sts at beg of foll –( 3: 2: 3: 3) alt rows and at same time dec 1 st at neck edge of next and foll 2 alt rows. Work 1 row, end­ing with RS fac­ing for next row. Cast off rem 6 ( 7:8: 9: 10) sts. With RS fac­ing, slip cen­tre 43 sts onto a holder, re­join yarns and patt to end.

SKILL LEVEL IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE TECH­NIQUES A CA­BLES A SHAP­ING

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