I love pretty knitted tops, especially when they are as pretty as this one. Fenn is colorful and fits loosely for lots of comfort and ease. This project keeps you happily involved with a pretty lace border that is knitted sideways and then from the bottom up. Color changes, a boatneck neckline and flirty sleeves make this piece a pleasure to wear.
For bust sizes: 36”-38”, 39”-41”, 42”-44”, 46”-48” and 50”-52”. To be worn with 4”-6” of positive ease, shown here in size 36”-38” with 6” of ease.
Yarn: 516 (567/619/675/726) yards (462 m) of fingering weight yarns in 6 different colors:
C1/2/3/5/6: 86 (93/101/108/115) yards,
C4: 86 (102/119/135/151) yards.
Knit kits with all 6 portions of yarns needed, not full skeins, which actually save you quite a bit and the free in knit kit pattern are available at Yarnz2go.com.
US size 6 (4 mm) 16” circular needle, or a pair of straights or dpn’s
US size 10 (6 mm) 32” circular needle
Scrap yarn or a second US size 10 (6 mm) needle for placing stitches on hold
Lace border (smaller needle, blocked): each 8-row repeat measures 1.4” in length and 3” in width
Body (larger needle, blocked): 13.5 sts and 16 rows in 4” of stockinette knitting
Remember to knit to the proper gauge, otherwise your top will not fit you as noted here.
Techniques: Knitted in the round, placing section on hold, knitting flat in stockinette stitch, lace, garter stitch, minimal seaming and color changes.
Level of Expertise: Intermediate
Pattern is tech edited, test knitted. It features schematics, lace charts as well as written instructions.