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Spring Essential Top
Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton - LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Pattern Number: 90082AD This lightweight top is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Adult (Multiple Sizes)
Sizes S, M-L, 1X-2X. Finished Chest 37 (40, 48) in. (94 (101.5, 122) cm) Finished Length 25 1/2 (27 1/2, 30 1/2) in. (65 (70, 77.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 25, 2010)
Right Front ... Continue as established, continuing to work neck incs - 33 35 (36 38, 45) sts when all incs have been completed, and ending with a WS row. Work 2 rows even.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

482-124 Recycled Cotton: Seashells

White combined with a light taupe


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Note: (A)

487-170 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Gardenia

Bright and cheery yellow


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]
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GAUGE:
14 sts + 18 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) using larger needles with 1 strand each of A and B held tog. 21 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in K1, p1 Rib using smaller needles with 1 strand of A, slightly stretched. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop.

M1P (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Purl this new stitch through the back loop.

NOTES:
Top is worked in one piece, beginning at lower back.


INSTRUCTIONS



PATTERN STITCH K1, p1 Rib Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.

Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.



TOP With smaller needles and A, cast on 90 (98, 116) sts.

Work in K1, P1 Rib until piece measures 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) from beg.

Next (Dec) Row (WS): K8 (9, 12), (k2tog, k1) 25 (27, 31) times, k7 (8, 11) – 65 (71, 85) sts at end of row.

Change to larger needle and 1 strand each of A and B held tog.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 18 (19 1/2, 21 1/2) in.

(45.5 (49.5, 54.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Sleeves Continue in St st, cast on 7 (9, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 79 (89, 103) sts when all sts cast on.

Work even until piece measures 25 1/2 (27 1/2, 30 1/2) in.

(65 (70, 77.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck Next Row (RS): K23 (28, 35) st and place onto holder for right front, bind off 33 sts, k to end.

Left Front Continue in St st on rem 23 (28, 35) sts for left front only.

Next (Inc) Row (WS): Purl to last 2 sts, M1P, p2.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: Purl.

Next (Inc) Row (RS): K2, M1, k to end.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: Knit.

Next (Inc) Row (WS): Purl to last 2 sts, M1P, p2.

Rep last 6 rows 7 more times, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 33 (35 1/2, 39 1/2) in.

(84 (90, 100.5) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Next Row: Bind off 7 (9, 9) sts for left sleeve, finish row.

Continue as established, continuing to work neck incs – 33 (36, 43) sts when all incs have been completed, and ending with a WS row.

Work 3 rows even (without increasing or decreasing) on left front only.

Shape Underlap Next (Dec) Row (WS): P to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 – 32 (35, 42) sts.

Work 4 rows even, then sl these 32 (35, 42) sts to a holder.

Right Front Place 23 (28, 35) sts for right front back onto needle.

Next (Inc) Row (WS): P2, M1P, p to end.

Next Row: Knit.

Next Row: Purl.

Next (Inc) Row (RS): K to last 2 sts, M1, k2.

Next Row: Purl.

Next Row: Knit.

Next (Inc) Row (WS): P2, M1P, p to end.

Rep last 6 rows 8 more times, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 33 (35 1/2, 39 1/2) in.

(84 (90, 100.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Next Row: Bind off 7 (9, 9) sts for right sleeve, finish row.

Continue as established, continuing to work neck incs – 35 (38, 45) sts when all incs have been completed, and ending with a WS row.

Work 2 rows even.

Join Fronts Next Row (RS): K across sts of right front to last 2 sts, (k tog 1 st from right front and 1 st from left front) twice, k rem sts of left front – 65 (71, 85) sts at end of row.

Work even in St st until piece measures 12 1/2 (14, 16) in.

(32 (35.5, 40.5) cm from sleeve bind-off, end with a WS row.

Change to smaller needles and 1 strand of A.

Next (Inc) Row (RS): K8 (9, 12), (M1, k2) 25 (27, 31) times, k7 (8, 11) – 90 (98, 116) sts.

Work in K1, P1 Rib for 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm).

Bind off.



FINISHING Sleeve Edging From RS, with larger needles and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, pick up and k48 (50, 56) sts along edge of sleeve.

Bind off.

Rep for other Sleeve.

Neck Edging From RS with crochet hook and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, sl st at bottom of right front neck shaping.

Row 1: Single crochet in next st, *sk 1 st, 4 double crochet in next st, sk 1 st, slip st in next st; rep from * evenly around neck.

Fasten off.

Sew right front to underlap.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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