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Mitered Ridges Top
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Pattern Number: L0190 Pair this top with a light-colored skirt or pants for a cool summer outfit.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) in. (86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm) Finished Length 21 1/2 (22 1/2, 23 1/2, 24 1/2, 25 1/2) in. (54.5 (57, 59.5, 62, 64.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

487-107 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Hyacinth

Dusty blue


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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 6 (4 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long Circular knitting needle size 6 (4 mm), 29 in. (73.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
21 sts + 29 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Ridge Pattern. 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:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.

pfb (purl in front and back) Purl next st without removing it from left needle, then p through back of same st - 1 st increased.

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.

ssp (slip, slip, purl) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; pass them back to left needle; purl them together through back loops - 1 st decreased.

sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over - 2 sts decreased.

sp2pSlip 1 as if to knit, purl 2 together, pass slipped stitch over - 2 sts decreased.



PATTERN STITCH Ridge Pattern Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Rows 2-9: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) as established.

Row 10 (WS): Knit, to create a ridge on the RS.

Rep Rows 1-10 for Ridge pattern.

NOTES:
1.

Top is made from 4 pieces; Front, Back and 2 Sleeves.

2.

All pieces are worked in Ridge pattern.

The Ridge pattern consists of 9 rows of St st (k on RS, p on WS) separated by 1 knit row worked on the WS to create a ridge on the RS.

3.

The construction of the Front is a bit unusual.

The Front begins at the lower edge, then is worked upwards.

Sts are cast on each end of the row.

Decreases are worked across the Front to create decorative diagonal lines of eyelets.

The decreases also cause the cast-on sts to lie at a 90 degree angle to the center section of the Top, and the Ridge pattern to form mitered ridges.


INSTRUCTIONS
FRONT Note: Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

With longer circular needle, cast on 89 (99, 109, 121, 131) sts.

Work back and forth on circular needle.

Row 1 (WS): Knit.

Row 2 (RS): Purl.

Row 3: Knit.

Rows 1-3 form the lower edge border.

Beg with Row 1, work in Ridge pattern for 26 rows.

Note:You will end with a WS row, ready to work a RS row.



Shape Sides Next (Cast-On) Row (RS): Cast on 42 (44, 47, 49, 52) sts, k across sts just cast on, place marker (pm), k to end of row - 131 (143, 156, 170, 183) sts at the end of this row.

Note: The markers indicate where decreases will be worked on either side of the center section.

Next (Cast-On) Row: Cast on 42 (44, 47, 49, 52) sts, p across sts just cast on, pm, p to end of row - 173 (187, 203, 219, 235) sts at the end of this row.

Next (Decrease) Row: *K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker (sm), k2tog; rep from * once more, k to end of row - 169 (183, 199, 215, 231) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Work even (without increasing or decreasing) in Ridge Pattern as established, slipping markers as you come to them.Rep last 2 rows 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) more time(s) - 165 (175, 187, 199, 211) sts when all decreases have been completed.



Shape Armholes Notes: 1.

When shaping armholes, continue to work in Ridge Pattern as established.

2.

When a WS row is a purl row, work pfb to increase, and ssp, sm, p2tog to decrease.

3.

When a WS row is a knit row, work kfb to increase, and ssk, sm, k2tog to decrease.



Next Row (RS): Kfb, *k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, k2tog; rep from * once more, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 163 (173, 185, 197, 209) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row (WS): Increase in first st, work in Ridge Pattern as established to last 2 sts, increase in next st, work last st in pattern as established - 165 (175, 187, 199, 211) sts at the end of this row.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 3) more time(s).

Next (Cast-On) Row (RS): Cast on 38 (40, 41, 43, 44) sts, k across sts just cast on, *k across to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, k2tog; rep from * once more, k to end of row - 199 (211, 224, 238, 251) sts.

Next (Cast-On) Row:Cast on 38 (40, 41, 43, 44) sts, beg with sts just cast on, work in Ridge Pattern as established to end of row - 237 (251, 265, 281, 295) sts.



Shape Shoulders Row 1 (RS): *K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, k2tog; rep from * once more, k to end of row - 233 (247, 261, 277, 291) sts.

Row 2: *Work in Ridge Pattern as established to 2 sts before marker, dec 1, sm, dec 1; rep from * once more, work to end of row - 229 (243, 257, 273, 287) sts.

Row 3: K1, kfb, *k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, k2tog; rep from * once more, k across to last 3 sts, kfb, k2 - 227 (241, 255, 271, 285) sts.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5 and 6: Rep Rows 1 and 2 - 215 (229, 243, 259, 273) sts at the end of Row 6.

Row 7: Rep Row 3 - 213 (227, 241, 257, 271) sts.

Rep last 4 rows 3 (2, 2, 0, 0) more times-171 (199, 213, 257, 271) sts.

Next Row: Rep Row 2.

Next 4 Rows: Rep Rows 1 and 2 twice.

Next Row: Rep Row 3.

Rep last 6 rows 0 (1, 1, 3, 3) more times-149 (155, 169, 169, 183) sts rem.

Next Row: Rep Row 2.

Next Row: Rep Row 1.Rep last 2 rows once more Rep Row 2, 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) more time(s) - 133 (135, 149, 149, 163) sts rem.



For Size S ONLYGo to Shape Neck (below).



Sizes M (L, 1X, 2X, 3X) ONLY:Work even in Ridge Pattern as established for 1 (RS) row.



All Sizes Shape Neck Note: In the following sections, the center decreases are worked AT THE SAME TIME as the neck shaping.

Read ahead in the pattern to be sure you understand the following instructions before beginning.

You will finish all the Center Decreases before you have finished shaping the neck.



Center Decreases Next Row (WS): Work even in Ridge Pattern as established.

Next Row (RS): *K across to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, k2tog; rep from * once more, k to end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 8 (9, 12, 13, 16) more times.

Note: The Center Decreases are now complete.Continue on to complete the neck shaping; remove markers.



Neck Shaping Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 12 (2, 0, 0, 0) rows.

Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 7 (19, 8, 0, 0) rows.

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 0 (0, 19, 28, 18) rows.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 0 (0, 0, 1, 17) row(s) - 9 (9, 8, 7, 7) sts rem.

Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 (4, 3, 2, 2) sts, k1, sk2p, k1 - 3 sts.

Next Row: Sp2p.

Fasten off rem st.
BACK With longer circular needle, cast on 89 (99, 109, 121, 131) sts.

Row 1 (WS): Knit.

Row 2 (RS): Purl.

Row 3: Knit.Beg with Row 1, work in Ridge Pattern until piece measures same as Front to armholes.



Shape Armholes Bind off 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 0 (0, 2, 4, 6) rows.

Bind off 1 st at beg of next 8 (8, 8, 10, 12) rows - 71 (79, 83, 87, 89) sts rem.Work even until armhole measures 8 (8 1/2, 9, 9 1/2, 10) in.

(20.5 (21.5, 23, 24, 25.5) cm), end with a WS row.



Shape Neck and Shoulders Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 63 (69, 73, 77, 79) sts rem.

Place markers on both sides of center 25 (25, 29, 29, 31) sts.

Next Row (RS): Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts, k to marked sts, remove marker, join a 2nd ball of yarn, bind off center 25 (25, 29, 29, 31) sts, remove marker, k to end of row.

Note: You will now be working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn.

Next Row (WS): Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts, work in Ridge Pattern as established to end of first side; on 2nd side work in Ridge Pattern as established to end of row - 15 (17, 17, 19, 19) sts on each side.

Next Row: Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts, k to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts (neck edge), k to end of row.

Next Row: Bind off 4 (5, 5, 5, 5) sts, work in Ridge Pattern as established to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts (neck edge), work in Ridge Pattern as established to end of row - 9 (10, 10, 12, 12) sts on each side.

Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 (0, 0, 0, 0) rows.

Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 2 (4, 4, 0, 0) rows.

Bind off 6 sts at beg of next 0 (0, 0, 4, 4) rows.
SLEEVES (make 2) Note: Work back and forth on circular needle as if working on straight needles.

If you prefer, Sleeves can be worked on straight needles.

With longer circular needle, cast on 65 (68, 73, 79, 84) sts.

Row 1 (WS): Knit.

Row 2 (RS): Purl.

Row 3: Knit.

Beg with Row 1, work in Ridge Pattern for 2 rows.

Increase Row: K1, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 67 (70, 75, 81, 86) sts at the end of this row.

Work in Ridge Pattern as established for 5 rows.

Next Row: Rep Increase Row - 69 (72, 77, 83, 88) sts.

Rep last 6 rows once more - 71 (74, 79, 85, 90) sts.Work even in Ridge Pattern until piece measures 3 1/2 in.

(9 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Cap Bind off 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 61 (62, 65, 69, 72) sts.

Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 0 (0, 0, 2, 4) rows - 61 (62, 65, 65, 64) sts.

Work even in Ridge Pattern as established for 0 (0, 2, 2, 0) rows.

Next (Decrease) Row (RS): K1, ssk, k across to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 59 (60, 63, 63, 62) sts at the end of this row.

Work even in Ridge Pattern as established for 1 row.

Rep Decrease Row - 57 (58, 61, 61, 60) sts at the end of this row.

Rep last 2 rows 13 more times - 31 (32, 35, 35, 34) sts rem.

Bind off 5 (5, 6, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 4 rows - 11 (12, 11, 11, 10) sts rem.

Bind off.
FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Neckband From RS with shorter circular needle, beg at left shoulder, pick up and k46 (45, 45, 45, 45) sts along left front neck, pm, pick up and k1 at center front, pm, k46 (45, 45, 45, 45) sts along right front neck, and k30 (34, 38, 38, 40) sts along back neck - 123 (125, 129, 129, 131) sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.

Rnd 1: P to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, sm, p1, sm, p2tog, p to end of row - 121 (123, 127, 127, 129) sts.

Rep last rnd once more - 119 (121, 125, 125, 127) sts.Bind off as if to purl.



Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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