The Cattleya Tie Top is a sophisticated tee with a surprise in the back. The kicky ties are an extension of the longer front and add an element of fun to a classic shell. This top is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed, so it’s ideal for tucking into your tote for some leisurely patio knitting.
This top is worked back and forth in pieces from the bottom up and seamed. The front is longer than the back and has a long strap to tie at the back. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
Magazine Kit includes Interweave Knits Summer 2020 (pattern inside) and yarn.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Cleo by Plymouth Yarn (100% Mercerized Cotton; 50g/125yds): 5 (6, 7-8, 9, 10) Skeins. Shown in color Pigtail.
ALTERNATE YARN: Verano by Malabrigo (100% Pima Cotton; 100g/205 yds): 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) Skeins. Enjoy the softness of pima cotton without heavy processing. All colors except for White are variegated with tonal shifts.
SIZE: XXS (XS/S, M/L/XL, 2XL, 3XL) Shown with 3.5" positive ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust- 32 (35/37, 40/43/46, 49, 52)"
YARDAGE: 625 (700-750, 875-1000, 1125, 1250) yds
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner/Easy to Intermediate - seaming, simple lacework
NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm 40" circular needle, US 5 / 3.75mm 16" circular needle, or needle size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Stitch holders or waste yarn, Tapestry needle
GAUGE: 22 sts x 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on larger needle; 22 sts x 30 rows = 4" in lace pattern on larger needle
Tunic Images courtesy of Caleb Young