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Terrestrial Top by Moira Engel


PRE-ORDER any 1 color
Raspberry Sorbet 2446
Bordeaux 2273
Rosarium 2346
Army Blue 2274
Ink 2275
Basalt 2272
Lucid 2445
Reed 2286

Published in Interweave Knits Summer 2020, the Terrestrial Top has wide lace panels on the upper bodice and a saucy box pleat worked over a narrow lace panel on the back.   Enjoy the coolness of cotton this summer in this perfect cotton shell.  The top is worked from the bottom up, back & forth in pieces before seaming.  A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.  When working the neck shaping, if there are not enough stitches for half of a lace repeat, work those stitches in stockinette instead.

Magazine Kit includes Interweave Knits Summer 2020 (pattern inside) and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here

 Fingering Weight

DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Cotton Fine by Brown Sheep Co. (80% USA  Pima Cotton / 20% USA Wool; 50g/215 yds): 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) Skeins.  Shown in Jubilant Jade.  Enjoy the coolness of cotton with the bounce  of wool.  PRE-ORDER now available in all colors.  Please allow at least 7 business days for your pre-order to arrive at your location.

ALTERNATE YARN: Cotton Ball by Schoppel (100% Long Staple Greek Cotton; 100g/459yds): 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5)  Skeins.   Cotton has a wonderfully soft hand while the plied yarn is strong and beautiful.  This is a yarn to fall in love with due to its excellent construction and gorgeous colorways.  Please allow at least 10 business days for Pre-Orders to arrive at your location.

Needles: Size US 3 / 3.25 mm 32" circular needle & 2 Double Pointed Needles & Size US 2 / 2.75mm 16" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch holders, Tapestry Needle
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
GAUGE: 27 sts x 36 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch on larger needle.

SIZE: XXS (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)  Modeled with 2.5” of positive ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 30.5 (34, 37.5, 41, 44.5, 48.5, 52, 55.5)“ circumference at underarm. 
YARDAGE: 860-1,900 yds

Top images courtesy of Caleb Young & yarn images courtesy of Fairmount Fibers Ltd, Manos del Uruguay & Yarn Loop 

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