Whakamārie is a drop sleeve top with a center panel comprising of lace and cables on the front side. Waist shaping adds a flattering silhouette. The bottom portion of the top, depending on your measurements, may have negative to no ease, but the bust area allows for 4” of positive ease. Stitches are picking up for the arm bands for I-cord finishing and at the bottom of the garment, for the ribbing. Light and airy, this makes for a lovely summer top.
Yarn: Berroco Maya, Worsted weight
Needles Used: US size 9 and 8.
Notions: Cable needle, Stitch markers, stitch holders, row counter, tapestry needle, extra needle for three needle bind-off.
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows per 4 inches
Sizes: xss,m,l,xl,xxl - If possible, I would like to get a test knitter for each size!
Finished measurements (in inches): 3236, 40, 44, 48, 52. Sample shown on model has 4” of positive ease.
I’m still figuring out the yardage, but I used 5 skeins for the s size.
Knitting techniques you need to know: Three needle bind-off, mattress stitch, picking up stitches, I-cord edging, cable, lace, lifted increases on both knit and purl sides, and decreases on both knit and purl sides.
Knitting level for this test: Advanced Intermediate.
Test Deadline: July 10th