Sunday, June 6, 2010
Summertime Bubble Top pattern
I forgot to add the decreases at the bottom of the shirt right before the ribbing. Fixed 6-7-10
Size 12 mos
Measurements: Chest 20"
Underarm to waist 7"
Backwaist (neck to top of back waist) 8"-9"
3.5 ounces worsted weight wool
US size 7 12" or 16" circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
US size 8 16" circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
US size 9 16" circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
US size 5 16" circular needle-for ribbing
Five stitch markers
KFB-knit in front and back of stitch
Neckline 5.5 stitches/inch
Top portion of body 5-5.5 stitches/inch
Main body portion 4.5-5 stitches/inch
Using US size 7 needles (or size used to obtain gauge) CO 87 stitches
Row 1 – Marker Placement
Join knitting in the round being sure not to twist
K8, PM, K25, PM, K21, PM, K25, PM, K8, PM
Row 2 Purl
Rows 3-7 K
Row 8 Purl
Row 9 K
Row 10 *KFB* 8 stitches, remove marker, BO 25, remove marker, *KFB* 21 stitches, remove marker, BO 25, remove marker, *KFB* 8 stitches.
You've completed the neckline and straps. If it's easier for you, you can put the working section on DPN's for the next few rows until you join in the round again. I kept mine on circular needles.
Transfer the stitches to your size 8 circs (or size needed to obtain gauge). Beginning at your front marker, K to the end. Work 7 rows total in stockinette stitch doing a KFB at the beginning and end of each Knit row. You should end with a purl row. Snip yarn
Work the back side in the same manner as the front. Work 7 rows total in stockinette stitch doing a KFB at the beginning and end of each Knit row. You should end with a knit row.
CO 2 stitches and join in the round. Knit around the front side, CO 2 stitches. Switch to size 9 circs (or size needed to obtain gauge) and continue knitting in the round until your piece measures 6" from underarm.
*K1, K2tog* for one round
Make sure that you have an even number of stitches on the needles.
Switch to size 5 circs and begin K2, P2 for 8 rows or just shy of an inch. Bind off with picot cuff.
If you'd like a wider top, you can increase stitches throughout the body of the top. Be sure to space your increases a few rows apart. Usually 4 stitches per row will increase without being noticeable.
*pattern for personal use only.