Lila Top Down is a hip length sweater with a high/low garter stitch hem and a wide neckline. It is available in a wide range of sizes to fit many different body types. This pattern can be found in Madder Anthology 2: Simple Pleasures by Carrie Bostick Hoge. A longer, bulkier version of this sweater is also found within the book under the title Lila Winter. Enjoy the simplicity of sleek design with thoughtful details that make truly functional garments for your wardrobe.
This GIFT SET includes Madder Anthology 2 and selected yarn to make the Lila Top Down Sweater. At Yarn Loop, we believe that every book should come with yarn, don't you?
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Natural Colors - Pure Blends by Swans Island (85% Merino / 15% Alpaca; 100g/250 yds): 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) Skeins. Shown in Oatmeal.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (85% Wool / 15% Mohair; 113g/190yds): 7 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) Skeins. This beautifully heathered yarn has the same look, ply & wearability as Swans Island. It is made in the USA and available in a wide array of colors. Enjoy this American favorite today! Please allow at least 5 business days for shipping pre-orders to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) Skeins. Merino Worsted is a single ply yarn that is kettle dyed. While its structure and coloring will vary slightly, the delicious merino wool in striking colors will make a beautiful garment. Because this is a single ply yarn, you may get pilling under the arms in high abrasion areas.
ALTERNATE YARN: Odin by Viking of Norway (100% Superwash Wool; 100g/175yds): 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) Skeins. This single ply gradient yarn will make stripes horizontally across the bodice and sleeves. This unique combination of this simple pattern and the self-striping yarn will make a very bold statement piece with easy care laundering. Because this is a single ply yarn, you may get pilling under the arms in high abrasion areas.
NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm & US 7 / 4.5mm 32" circular needles & Double Points for both sizes, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Waste Yarn or Stitch Holders, Tapestry Needle
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - short row shaping throughout
GAUGE: 4.5 sts = 1 inch
SIZE: XXS/XS (S, M, L, XXL, XXL, XXXL, 4XL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 30.25-32.75 (35.25, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5, 48-50.5, 53)” bust circumference. Modeled with 3” positive ease.
YARDAGE: 1090-1190 (1260, 1340, 1440, 1540, 1650, 1745-1845, 1945) yards worsted weight yarn
Images courtesy of Carrie Bostick Hoge/Madder